On December 9, 2010 the first Socially Responsible Companies Grand Award Ceremony 2010’ was held. JSC VTB Bank was recognized a winner in the special nomination “Socially Responsible Attitude to Culture”.
Social Responsibility Rating of Russian Companies 2010’ initiated by the Arguments and Facts publishing house in cooperation with the Agency for Political and Economic Communication was reviewed at the event. The rating was issued monthly during the year.
The ceremony and special nominations prize winners were determined by the competent commission represented by the members of both Chambers of the Russian Parliament, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia, the Public Chamber of Russian Federation and other experts.
"Support of Russian culture and art is one of the priorities of VTB's sponsorship and charity activity. In 2010 the Bank sponsored several large cultural projects, and we are glad that the expert commission has highly appreciated it", said Eugenia Mamsurova, Vice President, Head of Advertising and Marketing Division of VTB Bank at the award ceremony.
In 2010 VTBsupportedthefollowingculturalevents:premiere of "Petrouchka” ballet by Igor Stravinsky, Alexander Deineko exhibition, premiere of Die Fledermaus (The Bat), a famous operetta by Johann Strauss, premiere of “House of the Sun” movie, Pyotr Konchalovsky exhibition, Dmitri Shostakovich Prize ceremony, the 9th Moscow Easter Festival, Isaac Levitan exhibition devoted to the 150th anniversary of the artist, the 10th International Mariinsky Ballet Festival, premiere of Nikita Mikhalkov’s «Burnt by the Sun: Before God” movie, all-Russian action “Within the Family”, the opening night of performance “Ghetto” by Joshua Sobol, the 18th Musical Festival "The Stars of the White Nights”, the tour of Pyotr Fomenko Workshop Theatre, the 13th Festival of Russian Arts in Cannes, an international ballet gala “Stars of the 21st century", the International Festival “PostEfremov Space”, the “TEFI-2010” National Television Competition, the tour of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia under the “All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons” project, the First International Contest of Vocalists named after Muslim Magomaev. Besides the Bank acted as a sponsor of the Russian exposition at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, presented unique archive documents of the great Russian writers to the State Literary Museum and provided charitable assistance to the cultural monument “Maximilian. Voloshin’s Kimmeria”.