The Bolshoi Theatre Board of Trustees was set up in 2001 with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Government of Moscow and on instructions from the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation. Among its members are leading representatives of Russian business circles. Yuri Luzhkov and Mikhail Shvydkoy became Co-Chairmen of the Council.

The Bolshoi Theatre Board of Trustees is above all a circle of friends of the Theatre, who have gathered together to render comprehensive help to the Bolshoi in solving its day-to-day problems and realizing its ambitious goals. The Board’s priority tasks are to attract sources of finance from the private sector, assist the Bolshoi Theatre in the presentation of new productions, the organization of tours, the recruitment of stars and talented young soloists, and likewise to provide assistance in improving the Theatre's systems of management, finance and the day-to-day running of the Theatre.

By decision of the Board, The Bolshoi Theatre Foundation was set up in 2002.


Alexander Zhukov
First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma

Mikhail Shvydkoy
Special Envoy to the President of the Russian Federation for international cultural cooperation
Board of Trustees Membership
Alexander Budberg
Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Bolshoi Board of Trustees
Roman Abramovich
Olga Golodets
Deputy Prime Minister
of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Dmitriev
Sergei Kalugin
Alexander Klyachin
Andrei Kostin
VTB Bank
President, Chairman
of the Board
Vladimir Kozhin
Head of the Aministrative Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation
Ziyavudin Magomedov
Group Summa
Board of directors Chairman
Vladimir Medinsky
Minister of Culture
of the Russian Federation
Alexei Mordashov
General Director
Nikolai Tokarev
Bolshoi Theatre
General Director
Viktor Vekselberg
Valentin Yumashev
Executive Committee of the Bolshoi Board of Trustees
Alexander Budberg
Mikhail Barshchevsky
Government of the Russian Federation
Alexander Ivanov
Representing Viktor Vekselberg
Viktor Khrekov
Adviser to the head of the Aministrative Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation
Representing Vladimir Kozhin
Vitaly Klintsov
Maya Kobakhidze
Representing Mikhail Shvydkoy
Natalia Kutsik
Adviser to the president
Nelli Osovskaya
Representing Alexander Klyachin
Irina Panchenko
Representing Roman Abramovich
Natalia Poppel
Konstantin Remchukov
Basic element Company
Mikhail Sidorov
Group Summa
Yuliana Sokolenko
Vasily Titov
Bolshoi Theatre
General Director
Ekaterina Zhukova
Representing the Chairman
of the Bolshoi Board of Trustees