Gorbachev Foundation, an organisation of
socio-economic and political studies, was founded in
The official inauguration
of the Foundation took place on March 3rd, 1992.
The founders of the Gorbachev
Gorbachev, former President of the USSR and
current President of the International Green Cross;
the National Branch of the
International Foundation for Survival and Development
(then presided over by the scholar Evgheni Velikhov);
the Association of Foreign
presided over by Eduard Shevardnadze);
:.. the Economic and Social
Reforms Foundation (then presided over by the
scholar Stanislav Shatalin);
::. the academician Alexandr
::. Grigory Revenko,
former director of the President¹s Administration of
Gorbachev Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors.
The President of the Council is Mikhail Gorbachev. The
Vice-President is Irina Virganskaya (M. S. Gorbachev¹s
Foundation is a non-profit organisation
and does not operate under the auspices of any
in an autonomous manner, directions to take
regarding the development of both Russia and the rest of the
world, in accordance with the laws of the countries in which
it operates. Both body corporate and citizens of any class or
condition of life are allowed to participate in the activities
of the Foundation.
offices of the Gorbachev Foundation currently exist
in the USA, Germany, Italy, Holland, Canada and several other
countries. They are all autonomous from an administrational
point of view, yet closely linked to the headquarters in
Moscow by common ideas and visions.
Foundation also maintains ties
with other organisations of the same type.