Revival of architectural monuments
The Foundation took part in the process of restoration of 200 architectural and cultural monuments. Among them: churches, chapels, Sunday schools, Orthodox gymnasium shelters.
Many of them are cultural monuments, part of rich historical and cultural heritage of Russia.
Among the most prominent projects is the program of support Solovetsky Spaso-Preobrajensky Monastery where the foundation is involved not only in the restoration of churches, but also actively supports educational activities, respecting and saving the Monastery’s heritage. Together with the Likhachev Russian Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage the Foundation organized the Pomorskaya expedition and also published the unique 700-page book "The Solovetsky Islands: The spiritual, cultural and natural heritage” with a map of monuments located on the archipelago.
In cooperation with the Arkhangelsk town church of Solovetsky monastery the Fund created a series of orthodox films and programs called "Paterik".
The Foundation contributed to the restoration of churches and chapels in the Kenozersky National Park and to masterpieces of Russian wooden architecture in the 17th and 18th centuries in the Arkhangelsk region. In the Pskov region the Foundation was actively involved in the restoration of the famous historical and cultural monuments of Svyato-Uspensky Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery - the centre of Orthodoxy in North-West of Russia. Harlampievsky Temple in the Irkutsk region was also restored.
The Foundation has played an important role in the life of the Novo-Tikhvinsky Nunnery in Yekaterinburg. The Foundation helped the monastery in carrying out repairs of the girls’ orphanage.
The Foundation supported restoration of the interior of the Church of the Temple of the Holy Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon at the Summer Garden and to the reconstruction of the House of the clergy, which includes a library, a Sunday school, a lecture hall, a refectory and children's workshops. Both the Church and the House are located in Saint Petersburg.
The Foundation actively took part in the process of reconstruction of the well-known monastery the Virgin’s Nativity St. Pafnutyevo-Borovsky monastery in Kaluga region.
In recent years the Foundation has also provided substantial assistance to the Russian St. Panteleimon Monastery on Mount Athos in Greece. With the support of the Foundation the monastery and its marina were restored.