YAROSLAV YAROSLAVOVICH GOLKO Chairman of the Supervisory Council of the 100 volume Russian Biographic Encyclopedia. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics. Organized and held several scientific and cultural events on studying, preserving and popularizing creative heritage of Russian citizens. Was born August 22, 1961 in Volitsa Village of Nesterovsky Distict, Lviv Region. After graduating from high school in Chervonograd attended a school for mechanics; his career began at local industrial enterprises. In 1980-1986 attended Plekhanov Leningrad Mining Institute. During his studies he participated actively in various service opportunities. In 1982 served as head of the Monolith Student Construction Unit. While studying, worked part-time at various enterprises in Leningrad. After graduating from the institute was employed with various construction companies. Supervised construction of several facilities in the City of Leningrad and Leningrad Region. In 2003-2005 served as deputy chief of the Bureau for Accounting, Analysis and Corporate Policy of the Department for Property Management and Corporate Relations of OAO Gazprom. In 2005 was appointed first deputy head, and later, head, of the Department of Investment and Construction, and a member of the board of OAO Gazprom. Participated in the program of construction of major power sector facilities. Paid considerable attention to ecological criteria in choosing construction methods. His know-how and professional knowledge was appreciated in Russia and abroad, in various programs of international cooperation. Gave lectures at various scientific and research-and-development conventions, and participated in every CITOGIC Congress. Sponsored a number of cultural, science and education projects. Has provided long-term financial support for Orphanage No. 6, the art school on Vasilyevsky Island in St. Petersburg, and cultural landmarks in other cities. Contributed significantly to archival research on the 19th century of Russian history. Initiated a number of charitable events, including the Public Tribunal (a public organization studying the consequences of Leningrad Siege); Ethnographic expedition to Afghanistan; cooperates with Novosti Russian Information Agency on forming Russia’s positive image abroad; supervises activities of Theater Island Public Foundation, helps and supports the Drama Theater of Satire on Vasilyevsky Island, helped implement Cinemaphone Project of Shostakovich Symphony No. 7, which premiered on January 27, 2005, the day of the 61st anniversary of lifting the Leningrad Siege; premiere showings of Cinemaphone were a great success in Moscow, London, and Rome). On June 22, 2006 supervised international festival "Memory without Borders" in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan (the event was dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War); four capitals of CIS countries were joined via a space bridge, bringing together Great Patriotic War veterans from all four cities. The central event of the program was the simultaneous performance of Cinemaphone Project of Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Kiev, Minsk and Astana. On October 4, 2006 presented a new worldwide project in Royal Albert Hall (London, Great Britain): Cinemaphone of DSCH, a screen version of the musical self-portrait of D. D. Shostakovich. He is a fan of Greco-Roman Wrestling, author of scholarly papers and articles. Member of a number of Russian and international public scientific organizations, was awarded several public awards. Married, with a daughter and a son.

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