IN HONOR OF THE 90TH JUBILEE OF THE HONORARY MEMBER OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS PIERRE CHEREMETIEV
On September 13, 2021 the Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts Pierre Cheremetiev is marking his 90th jubilee.
Pierre P. Cheremetiev was born in Morocco in the family of the Count Pierre Cheremetiev and Marina Levshina and is a descendent of the Count Boris P. Cheremetiev. He graduated with honors from the Higher School of Architecture in France and in 1967 became the winner of the prestigious international competition of architecture and modern art in Sao Paulo (Brazil).
Pierre Cheremetiev has been actively involved in the salvation from destruction of the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky in Paris and got the Mayor (later the French President) Jacques Chirac to allocate funds for its restoration. Since 1998, he has been the Rector of S. Rakhmaninov Russian Conservatory in Paris.
Pierre Cheremetiev has been greatly contributing to strengthening of cultural relations between Russia and France which was highly appreciated in 2002 when through the Edict of the Russian President he received the Russian citizenship. Since 2003, he has been the Chairman of the Presidium and Member of the Board of the International Council of Russian Compatriots living abroad. As the head of this Organization together with Vladimir Putin and the Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov he opened the Congress of Compatriots in Tauride Palace in St. Petersburg. Pierre Cheremetiev is also a co-founder of the Ivanovo-Voznesensky Cadet Corps named after the General-Field Marshal Count Boris P. Cheremetiev, President and Founder of "Cheremetiev Center" in Ivanovo, Tomsk, Yaroslavl.
The Presidium and President of the Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli extend their congratulations to Pierre P. Cheremetiev on his Jubilee:
"On behalf of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Arts I sincerely congratulate you on your Jubilee!
The Russian Academy of Arts highly appreciates your enormous contribution to the promotion of cultural ties between Russia and France, as well as your invaluable care for preservation of the Russian world outside of Russia. You have done a lot to keep the memory of the Cheremetiev family who wrote many glorious pages in the history of the Russian state and left their contribution in the outstanding monuments of architecture.
We wish you good health, further success in the promotion of the noble cause of the old Cheremetiev dynasty and the well-being to your family.
Sincerely yours. President of the Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli"