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Philanthropists in Russia

Roman Abramovich

No.1: Roman Abramovich

Abramovich is reported to have given or invested $2.5 billion in local services and charitable initiatives in the remote Russian Far East region of Chukotka, where he was Governor for eight years.

Viktor Felixovich Vekselberg

No.2: Viktor Felixovich Vekselberg

Viktor Vekselberg supports many Russian cultural, educational, social, and environmental causes.

He serves on the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

Sergey Brin

No.3: Sergey Brin

In the past three years, the Brin Wojcicki Foundation has donated at least $160 million to Parkinson's research

Much of which has gone to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, where at least $127 million has gone.

Evgeny Lebedev

No.4: Evgeny Lebedev

Evgeny is a patron of Space for Giants, an international conservation charity based in the UK and Kenya that protects African elephants from poaching.

Evgeny was chairman of the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation.

Dmitry Yevgenyevich Rybolovlev

No.5: Dmitry Yevgenyevich Rybolovlev

Rybolovlev donated more than $20 million towards the restoration of the Cathedral of Nativity of the Virgin in Moscow, Russia.

The foundation also donated more than $3 million to the Katalnaya Gorka Pavilion in Saint Petersburg and to the Zachatievsky Monastery

German Khan

No.6: German Khan

Khan contributes to the work of the European Jewish Fund, a non-profit organization aimed at developing European Jewry and promoting tolerance and reconciliation.

Vladimir Potanin

No.7: Vladimir Potanin

Vladimir Potanin Charity Fund, established in 1999 to support the national education and culture, annually donates approximately $ 10 million.

Natalia Mikhailovna Vodianova

No.8: Natalia Mikhailovna Vodianova

Vodianova is a founder of the Naked Heart Foundation, a philanthropic organisation that strives to provide a safe and inspiring environment in which to play for every child living in urban Russia

Vodianova also lends her support to a number of philanthropic causes

Alexander Yevgenievich Lebedev

No.9: Alexander Yevgenievich Lebedev

2012, Alexander was listed by Forbes magazine as one of the richest Russians with an estimated fortune of $1.1 billion.

He is part owner of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta

Alisher Usmanov

No.10: Alisher Usmanov

The billionaire’s net worth is estimated at $14 billion by Forbes Magazine making him the 71st richest person in the world.

The mining magnate owns a 30% stake in Arsenal Football Club

He is the founder of the Arts, Science and Sports Charity Foundation. In the last five years, the charitable donations by Usmanov and his companies totalled more than $750 million.