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Mikhail Gutseriev was awarded by the medal of the ombudsmen for the commissioner human rights in the Russian Federation "Hurry up for good Deeds"


Moscow. Famous Russian philanthropist and businessman, the founder of the Foundation SAFMAR Mikhail Gutseriev was awarded by the medal "Hurry up for good Deeds» the Commissioner for human rights in Russia. The ceremony, which was conducted by the Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation, Tatiana Moskalkova took place on the 7th December at the Zurab Tsereteli`s Gallery of arts in Moscow. Traditionally, the award ceremony dedicated to the celebration of human rights Day. The award is a significant recognition of the broad charitable activity of Mikhail Gutseriev and the significance of specific social projects. Over three years the Fund of Mikhail Gutseriev sent to charitable projects and social programs in Russian Federeation over two billion rubles. The Foundation works in 15 regions of Russia: Moscow and Moscow region, Republics of Udmurtia, Khakassia and Ingushetia; Saratov, Yaroslavl, Amur, Orenburg, and other areas. On the personal initiative of Mikhail Gutseriev the Fund implements programs aimed at the reconstruction and restoration of churches of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Foundation SAFMAR is manufactured for construction and restoration work, cast bells, recreated the iconostasis, purchased the necessary Church utensils. Each of the temples built or renovated with the support of the Foundation, is an Orthodox Church and a monument of history and culture. The Fund promotes socially significant events, aimed at supporting outstanding cultural events in Russia, has a number of programs aimed at the preservation and development of national culture; supporting programs that promote a healthy lifestyle, contributing to the development of mass physical culture and sports movement, building the stadiums and ice rinks.


  The Foundation SAFMAR is one of the biggest Russian nonprofit charitable organizations. The Foundation was incorporated by RussNeft, headed by Mikhail Gutseriev, the largest Russian businessman and philanthropist. Foundation SAFMAR is established for the implementation of long-term social projects in the field of culture, art, education, and spiritual development. Foundation program meet the criteria of transparency, clarity of strategy, consistency in the implementation. In carrying out its activities the Foundation relies on the best traditions of national practices in the field of philanthropy. The Foundation SAFMAR supports major charitable projects in conjunction with many famous educational, scientific, museum and sociable Russian institutions.