Cultural sponsorship is an integral part of our social commitment. We sponsor both the performing arts and the visual arts, and are particularly interested in presenting and promoting Russian creative artists in Germany.
Equally important to us are exhibitions focusing on Russian-German relations, such as “Power and Friendship. Berlin-Saint Petersburg. 1800-1860”, a large art show that was held with our sponsorship at the Martin Gropius Building in Berlin from March to May 2008.
Annual performances of Russian ensembles – ballet, opera, concerts, and choirs – have become part of our corporate tradition, and are often held in cooperation with our strategic partner, Wintershall Holding AG. We sponsor both the performances of developing young talents and internationally renowned ensembles and soloists. Over the past few years, our sponsorship has made German guest performances by the Kirov Ballet (2004), the Moiseyev Ensemble (2005), the Moscow Camerata (2006), the Bolshoi Ballet (October 2007), and the Mariinsky Theatre (2008) possible.