The Foundation conducts a wide range of activities in the Russian Federation, from supporting education at MGIMO through scholarships and grants, to charitable works with organizations helping disadvantaged children, and promoting cultural ties between Russia and Japan.

Supporting MGIMO – The Moscow State Institute of International Relations

The International Chodiev Foundation provides assistance to MGIMO with a view to unlocking the talent and preserving the intellectual potential of future generations. The key programs supported by the Foundation include scholarship and trainee schemes, the fostering of inter-university cooperation through internships, and academic research.

Since the International Chodiev Foundation was first established and began working with MGIMO in 1996, we have been able to assist a significant number of students in their academic studies: 30 scholarships have been awarded to students every year during that period and more than 100 grants have been issued for study placements all over the world, including Japan, Spain, Great Britain, France and the USA.

The Foundation works in close collaboration with the Russian Cultural Foundation and the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.

Providing support for Russian Charities

Driven by our ambition to provide life changing assistance to those in need, the Foundation has partnered with schools, children’s homes and medical centers in the field of humanitarian aid and education.

In 2002, the Foundation received an official message of thanks from Russian Patriarch Alexy II for our efforts “to preserve and expand Russia’s future intellectual potential” through the establishment of an educational institution for gifted children, founded in cooperation with the Lomonosov Moscow State University.

The children’s health charities we support include one of Russian’s most famous charities “Podari Zhizn” (Gift of Life), founded by Russian actresses Chulpan Khamatova and Dina Korzun, and Rusfond, Russia’s largest charity for sick children, among many others.

Supporting J-Fest – Moscow’s Festival of Contemporary Japanese Culture

For many years the International Chodiev Foundation has been the main sponsor of J-Fest – the Festival of Contemporary Japanese Culture in Moscow. The motto of the festival is “Japan for Everyone”.

J-Fest has become the biggest platform displaying contemporary trends of Japanese culture and is a high-profile event for cultural exchange between Russia and Japan. Visitors to the festival can attend lectures, workshops, concerts and performances across subjects including art, high-tech, fashion, gaming, traditions, gastronomy, cinema, and animation.

More than 2 million people have attended the festival since the first J-Fest in 2009.