President of the International Industrial Investment Group “Vi Holding”.
For his outstanding individual contribution to the advancement of Russian art, to patronage of art and to philanthropy Mr.Vitaly Machitski has been awarded with:
Order of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh, Third Degree, and Letter of Merit from Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II “For Contribution to the Preservation and Popularization of Spiritual and Cultural Values of Russia”;
Order “For Service to Russia”;
Order “Honour of Russia”;
Golden Medal of the Russian Academy of Arts and Honourary Diploma of the Tretyakov Gallery Friends Society “For Generous Long-Standing Support of the Tretyakov Gallery”;
Order of St. Daniel, Second Degree, and Letter of Merit from Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II “For Contribution to the Preservation and Popularization of Spiritual and Cultural Values of Russia”;
Order “Art Patron of Russia” and Letter of Merit from the Russian National Committee of Public Awards “In Recognition of the Support of Russian Art Patronage and for a Great Contribution to Philanthropy”;
Letter of Gratitude from Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II for the albums “Icon Collection in the Tretyakov Gallery” contributed to the Patriarchate;
Letter of Gratitude from the Tretyakov Gallery “For a Noble Contribution to the Maintenance of the Unique Treasury of Russian Art”;
Letter of Acknowledgement from the Inter-regional philanthropic foundation “Health and Spirituality of Nation” “For Vigorous Participation in Philanthropic Activities in the Name of Prosperity of Russian People as a Spiritually Elevated and Healthy Nation”;
Letter of Acknowledgement to General Sponsor of “The Tretyakov Gallery” magazine from the Minister of Culture Alexander Avdeev, issued on October 20, 2008 on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the magazine – for contribution to the development of Russian visual art and for educational activities “The Tretyakov Gallery” magazine fruitfully pursues.
Vitaly Machitski, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Tretyakov Gallery:
I accept the publication of “The Tretyakov Gallery” magazine not merely as a fact of my biography, but as a realization of an inner spiritual impulse to participate in the cultural renaissance of the great Russian people.