The Petropavlovsk Foundation
The Foundation aims to provide local communities with social, economic and cultural opportunities. Alongside improving quality of life, the Foundation’s efforts are aimed at encouraging investment in the region by contributing to its appeal as a place to live and work. In organising its activities, the Foundation works closely with regional stakeholders, from federal groups to small businesses.
One of its principal efforts, the Foundation’s Albazino archaeological project was developed with the aim of researching, preserving and promoting cultural heritage in the Amur region. 2015 was a landmark year for the project. It received funding from both the Ministry of Culture and Russian Geographical Society, along with a certiﬁcate presented by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who chairs the Society’s Board of Trustees. A number of federal ministers also visited the archaeological site to attend the reburial of 17th century pioneers uncovered by the project.
During the year, the Foundation supported a range of causes that fall under its six target areas of strategic investment, a combination of sustained commitments and one off donations:
- Child development
- Research and development
- Quality of life