Patron, a distinguished collector, a banker
First Deputy Chairman of the International Council of Russian compatriots
Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts
Honorary Doctor of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts
Full member of Peter's Academy of Sciences and Arts
Advisor to the auction house "Christie's", "Sotheby's", which every 2-3 years evaluates his collection.
Member of the Board of Directors of the Association of the Theater Museum in London and a life member of the Union of Philanthropists of the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Collector of works of theatrical decorative art of Russian artists of the first half of the 20th century. The collection is considered the world's largest private collection of Russian theatrical and decorative art, including 1,100 works by about 177 artists. It presents L. Bakst, A. Benoit, N. Goncharova, K. Korovin, M. Larionov and others.
In 1967 he released a reference book of theater artists "Who is who and where?" (An encyclopedia of Russian painters working for the stage).
He is a member of the Bureau of the Cyril and Methodius Foundation in Sofia, a board member of the Institute of Contemporary Russian Culture in Los Angeles (California), a member of the Association of American Scientists of Russian descent in New York, a member of the board of directors of the International Fund for Arts and Education "In Washington, a member of the Society of Collectors in Moscow and London, an academician of the International Information Academy at the United Nations in Geneva, a trustee of the Russian Chamber Orchestra in London, a member of the Russian Slavic Art Committee in Moscow, and a member of the board of trustees of the Anna Pavlova Charity Fund in Moscow, a member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council in London, and the first deputy chairman of the presidium of the International Council of Russian Compatriots in Moscow.
The main award of the International Council of Russian Compatriots, for his contribution to Russian culture and art,Medal in memory of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg, for its contribution to the Russian culture,
Order of Friendship for the contribution to the preservation of Russian art,
Golden Muse award for contribution to Russian-Bulgarian cultural ties,
Laureate of the Compatriot of the Year Award,
Medal of the Federation Council for working with compatriots,
Russian prize Ludwig Nobel,
He was awarded Russian citizenship by the decision of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev for outstanding services to the Fatherland