The Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation
The Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation (The Charitable Foundation For Cultural Initiatives) was established in 2004 on the initiative of businessman Mikhail Prokhorov – becoming the first charitable organisation in Russia to have a regional strategy for its work. This choice of strategy is notable for the fact that the Foundation develops a separate exclusive program for each Region, which factors in the historical, economic and cultural characteristics of the area in question. Success is determined for the most part by setting feasible goals, and centering efforts and resources on specific areas enables the Foundation to achieve the most tangible results. The Foundation similarly focuses on carrying out Russian Federal projects and international projects which are aimed at including Russian culture within a world context.
The Foundation's activities have been recognised with a number of significant awards. These include the Zolotaya Maska ('Golden Mask') awards “For Support of the Theatre in Russia” (2010), the Innovation Award “For Support For Modern Art in Russia” (2013), the Theatregoer's Star Award in the category “Philanthropist Of The Year” (2013), the Award "Baltic Star" for tha support of culture (2015).
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, founded in 1958, has offices in more than 60 countries around the world. From the very beginning, the issues of culture were crucial for the activities of the Foundation, it is not by chance that Walter Erbe, Professor from Tübingen, a liberal politician dealing with cultural issues, was elected its first chairman.
Today, "Open Society and Culture" remains one of the main areas of the Foundation activities: the project "Artist and Tyrant - How to Promote Freedom through Art" brought together more than 100 participants in Tbilisi, where musicians, artists, poets, gallery owners from Eastern Europe shared their insights and practices, creative thoughts about freedom in general and, of course, about freedom of creativity.
Since its inception in 1993, the Moscow Branch has partnered with museums, galleries and theaters. Alanica Festival has been the pearl of such cooperation for several years now.
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania
The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania is an executive body whose main objectives include:
- ensuring implementation of the republican state policy in the sphere of culture and art aimed at preserving the historical and cultural heritage and creating the necessary conditions for the implementation of the constitutional rights of citizens in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania to the freedom of creativity, participation in cultural life and the use of cultural institutions, access to cultural values;
- determination of goals and priorities in the development of professional art, museum and library science, arts and crafts and folk art, education and science in the field of culture;
- ensuring the process of integrating the culture of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania into the world cultural and communication space.
National Museum of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania
The Museum of the Tersk Region was founded in 1893 at the initiative of representatives of the intelligentsia of Vladikavkaz, which at that time was the center of lively archaeological activity due to the discovery of the famous Koban burial ground with unique bronze objects that formed the basis of the museum collection.
The museum was opened in the premises of the Regional Statistical Committee with the donations collected by subscription. In 1907, a special building was built for the Museum, but it has repeatedly changed its address and is currently located in a 2-storey mansion of a prominent businessman Khodyakov built at the beginning of the 20th century and adapted for a museum.
There are unique archaeological items, rare specimens of Caucasian and Eastern weapons, and a rich photographic fund in the museum collection. Currently, the structure of the museum includes the Main museum and 12 branches.
North Ossetian Institute for Humanitarian and Social Studies named after V. I. Abaev
North Ossetian Institute of Humanitarian and Social Studies named after V.I. Abaev - Branch of the Federal State Budgetary Institution of Science Federal Research Center Vladikavkaz Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences – the oldest scientific institution created on the basis of the Ossetian Historical and Philological Society.
Commitee for Tourism or the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania
Committee of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania for Tourism is the authorized executive body of executive power of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania implementing the state policy in the field of tourism.