Alexander A. Pushkin

is a direct descendant in the male line of Alexander Pushkin; Chairman of the Union of Russian nobles of Belgium, co-chairman of the International Pushkin's Fund, Belgium

Marie-Madeleine A. Durnovo-Pushkin

is a descendant of the poet Alexander Pushkin, President of the International Pushkin's Fund, Belgium.

Marina Adamovich


Ms. Adamovich has served as the editor-in-chief of the Novyi Zhurnal, a Russian-language literary journal published in New York City since 2005; it began publication in 1942 and attained a legendary reputation as an encyclopedia for the intellectual lives of Russian immigrants.

Elena Bogolyubova


Keeper of paintings and a library of one of the chairmen of the Pushkin Society Nikolay Bogolyubov. Thanks to her efforts, papers, financial statements, correspondence, numerous editions were saved and passed to study to our archive staff.

Fikret Cacan


Mr. Cacan is a poet and the translator of various works of poetry into Croatian and other Slavic languages. He compiled the "World Literature in Croatian" bibliographies, and organized the Alexander Pushkin exhibition at the National and University Library in Zagreb, Croatia in 1999; it was organized in honor of the 200th anniversary of Pushkin's birth. Mr. Cacan received a medal from the Croatian Ministry of Culture for his organizational efforts during the creation of this exhibition.


Boris Gasparov


Dr. Gasparov is the Boris Bakhmeteff Professor of Russian and East European Studies at Columbia University and specializes in Slavic and general linguistics, Russian and European Romanticism, Russian literature and culture of the 20th century, as well as music. He has written numerous books and presented many lectures at universities worldwide.  Dr. Gasparov was awarded an honorary doctorate by Stockholm University in 2012 .

Sergey Nekrasov


Dr. Nekrasov is the director of the Russian Pushkin Museum in St. Petersburg, a well-known cultural authority, and literary expert, as well as critic. He earned his doctorate in Russian history in 1978 and a post-doctorate in cultural studies in 2000. During his whole career, Dr. Nekrasov has made significant contributions to the history of Russian literature. Dr. Nekrasov currently serves on the Pushkin Committee at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Presidium of International Museum Advisory Council.

Rostislav Polchaninov


Mr. Polchaninov was born in Novocherkassk, Russia in 1919 where his father served on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief of the White Army. His family was evacuated during the Russian Civil War and they finally settled in Yugoslavia. Mr. Polchaninov finished his schooling there and began studying law at the University of Belgrade. In 1951, he settled in the United States and continued teaching in parochial schools and working for Radio Liberty (from 1967 to 1983).

Andrey Popov

Dr. Popov received his doctorate in 1998 at the Archive and History Institute at State Humanitarian University. Dr. Popov is the author of more than 110 publications and founded the Materials Relating to the Political Asylum of Russian Immigrants book series, which currently comprises 12 volumes.

Aleksander Pustovit


Dr. Pustovit was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1956. He received his doctorate in Physics in 1986. Dr. Pustovit completed the Kiev Conservatory in 1989. He was the winner of a Public Lecturing Debate. He is currently a Professor of Philosophy at the Interregional Academy in Kiev, Ukraine. He is also the author of various textbooks on history, including Ethics and Aesthetics From The West (2006), and a later edition, Ethics and Aesthetics From The West: Beauty and Goodness.

Vadim Skuratovsky


Dr. Skuratovsky is a Ukrainian art historian, literary critic and expert, philologist, and political essayist. He is currently a professor of political science at the National University of Theatre, Film, and TV in Kiev, Ukraine.  Dr. Skuratovsky has been a member of the Ukrainian Association of Cinematographers since 1990 and the Writer's Union of Ukraine since 1997. He is well-known for his contributions to the education, popularization, and merits of historical science in Ukraine. Dr. Skuratovsky is the author of more than 1,000 publications in the Ukrainian and Russian media; his works have been translated into various languages.

Yelena von Tiesenhausen


Baroness. She is working on memories, gradually transfers the file, which is stored in her home in New Jersey. The archive is not only the documents related to the  chairpersons' activities, but also many other evidence of Russians living in America.


Radomir Venturin


Mr. Venturin is a linguist, translator, and Lecturer on Russian in the Philosophy Department at the State University of Zagreb in Croatia. He is a member of the Committee for the Compilation of the Croatian-Russian and Russian-Croatian phraseology dictionary. Mr. Venturin resides in Zagreb, Croatia.

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 Presidents of the Pushkin Society

1. Boris Brasol, founder    (1935 -1963)

2. Gregory Mesniaeff        (1963 -1967)

3. Semen Bogolubov         (1967 -1971)

4. Serge Woyciechowski   (1971 - 1973)

5. N. Baklanova-Bozhak   (1973 - 1995)   6. Catherine Lodyjensky   (1995 - 2009)

7. Victoria Kurchenko    (2009 - present)