Vissarion Alyavdin

Director, the Board Association of owners of historical estates.
A well-known specialist in the field of cultural heritage. For more than 20 years he has been the head, founder and leading expert of several non-profit, public organizations and scientific societies working in the field of preservation of cultural heritage and military history.

On his initiative was established: the Foundation "Russian manor", national Fund "Revival of Russian estate", "Society of descendants of participants of the First world war", the "Association of owners of historic estates", Historic-genealogical society in Moscow, etc.

V. I. Alyavdin is the initiator of establishing in 2005 of the annual National award "Cultural heritage". Permanent Chairman of the organizing Committee and member of the Board of Trustees of the Award, which is held with the support of the Ministry of culture and the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation and is awarded for the best achievements in the preservation of cultural heritage of Russia. In the past — documentary filmmaker, author of many films on world and national history and culture. Worked in Gosteleradio USSR, VGTRK, on TV Channels "Culture", "TVC" "AST-Prometheus", "Power", etc.

For the time being: Director of the "Association of owners of historical estates"; President of the National Fund "Revival of the Russian estate"; Chairman of the "Society of descendants of participants of the Patriotic war of 1812"; Chairman of the Central Council of the interregional "Society of descendants of participants of the First world war"; Vice-Chairman of the Historical and Genealogical Society in Moscow.

Is a member: The jury of the National award "Cultural heritage"; Public Council for the Moscow city Main Archives; Central Council of the all-Russian society for the protection of monuments (Voopiik); Russian historical society; Russian military historical society; Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society; Russian Nobility Assembly; Editorial Board of the journal "Russian history".

He has been teaching at a number of Russian universities since 2008. He regularly appears in the media as an expert on various television channels. Awarded with the medal of the Military Center under the Government of the Russian Federation, Gratitude of the Minister of culture of the Russian Federation. Chevalier of the Imperial order of St. Anna II and St. Vladimir IV degree.