Annual Report 2013

Culture and Education

In the year under review, the most remarkable cultural events held with participation of Vnesheconombank included the exhibition at the Moscow Kremlin Museums devoted to the 400th anniversary of the House of Romanov and commemorating the jubilee of accession of the Romanov dynasty’s founder to the throne – coronation of Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov, concert “Kremlin Gala. Ballet Stars of the XXI Century”, V. Gergiev’s Music Festival “Stars of White Nights”, X International Festival “Musical Hermitage” and Military Band Festival “Spasskaya Tower” became.

The Bank acted as a sponsor of the festivals of Russian art in Milan, Bari and Venice (Italy) as well as delivered financial assistance for the documentary film “Rings of the World” and the feature film “Gagarin. The First in Space” that aroused great interest of the audience. As envisioned by the filmmaker, the film about the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games captures not only prominent athletes but also the growing role of the intellect and advanced technologies in sports development. The first show of the film “Gagarin. The First in Space” dedicated to the first steps on the way of space exploration and the first astronaut in the world took place in Great Britain, Germany and Italy and were supported by Vnesheconombank.

The Bank provided grants to the most talented students of MGIMO University, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Finance University under the Russian Federation Government and Higher School of Economics.