Artists Trade Union of Russia  



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Artists Trade Union of Russia an All-Russian social organization, uniting on a voluntary basis artists (painters, graphic artists, sculptors, masters of decorative and applied arts etc.), art historians, museum and gallery workers etc.


The Trade Union charter was registered on April 20, 1999, on the basis of the Russian Federation law On trade unions, their rights and guarantees of activity from January 12, 1996.


The main purpose of the Trade Union is the protection of creators rights.


The Trade Union acts in 56 Russian regions and 9 foreign countries.


More than 6000 artists and other art workers are the members of the Trade Union.


Under the Trade Union there are:

regional representative offices (primary organizations);

foreign representative offices;

Rating Centre, working on the reference book United Art Rating;

11 profile sections;

the protection service of historic-cultural and architectural heritage;


legal service;

producing centre;

other services, organizations and interest groups.


The Trade union holds the Register of professional artists of Russian Empire, the USSR, Russian Federation and the former Soviet Union republics (more than 50000 artists).


Chairman of the Trade Union Prof. Dr. Sergey V. Zagraevsky, painter, art-critic, member of Russian Academy of Arts and Russian Academy of Art-critics, Honored culture worker of Russian Federation.

General Director Nikolay N. Sednin, painter, art-critic, Vice-President of Russian Academy of Art-critics.

Art-Director Tatyana E. Panich, director of gallery Ardena, member of Russian Academy of Art-critics.

Art-Director Lyudmila A. Dyakova, director of jewelry company Dalus.

General Secretary Olga V. Ozolina, art-critic, member of Russian Academy of Art-critics.




The reference book

United Art Rating


The Register of Russian

professional Artists











Prof. Dr. Sergey Zagraevsky. All rights reserved.