Patriotism and a Country of Traditions
The principal purpose of this programme is to inspire patriotism and interest in the nation’s history. The programme includes supporting unique projects aiming to renew national and religious values and preserve national heritage. The Bank also provides support for socially important foundations, including those helping people in need.
In 2019, VTB Bank completed 151 projects as part of this programme, including support for 17 veteran foundations, the New Jerusalem Monastery, and the Valaam Monastery.
Traditionally, VTB supported film projects promoting interest in Russian history. In 2019, VTB sponsored the following films:
- Lev Yashin, The Dream Goalkeeper, a biographical sports drama film about the legend of the USSR football team. The film’s premiere marked the 90th anniversary of the birth of the great Soviet football player;
- Godunov: A Sequel, the second season of the historical miniseries Godunov (This large project looks into one of the hardest periods in Russia’s history. In 2019, the miniseries won the Golden Eagle Award for the Best Miniseries, drawing a total of over three million viewers);
- Ivan the Terrible, a 2019 historical series about the notorious Russian tsar Ivan IV.
Vozrozhdenie Bank signed on as a partner for the 16th Volokolamsky Rubezh International Military Patriotic Film Festival. The bank has supported the festival over the past ten years. The festival aims to stimulate interest through films in Russia’s history, culture, and achievements.