Vagit Alekperov


“Unfortunately it is not in fashion today to mention the merits of patrons in the sphere of culture however their heed and virtue are always paid to the objects which our State often passes by. As a rule an enlightened patron does much more good, rather than talks about his deeds. But his contribution to Russian culture will stay for ages in history as well as in life of succeeding generations.

A Patron’s talent – is a very rare gift certifying spiritual generosity, ability to holding good, great patience and talent for looking into the future…

Cooperation of Tchaikovsky Grand Symphony Orchestra and Petroleum Company ‘Lukoil’ has been going on for 10 years already.

Any creative ideas of the Orchestra, even most unexpected ones, always find understanding and support in ‘Lukoil’ Company.

All the time we can’t stop admiring ‘Lukoil’ efforts on restoration of architectural monuments, Orthodox Monasteries.

Revival of Valaam Island , construction of Orthodox Church and Mosque in Siberia – that is only negligible part of ‘Lukoil’ ’s patronized activity.”

V. I. Fedoseyev