The Foundation of Katerina Tikhonova, increased its budget in half

The budget of the Foundation “National intellectual development” (R & d), operating under the brand “Inpractice”, in 2015 has increased by half, follows from statements of the Fund, published on the website of the Ministry of justice. Total expenditures amounted to $ 411,5 million rbl., in comparison with 281,6 mln spent in 2014, shows a report on the expenditure of funds submitted to the Ministry of justice in accordance with the requirements for non-profit organizations.

The Foundation is Katerina Tikhonova, attributable, according to Reuters and Bloomberg, the daughter of President Vladimir Putin. Putin himself at a press conference in December 2015 is not confirmed, nor denied the assertion that Katerina Tikhonova is his daughter.

NIR (full name — Foundation for the support of research and project activities of students, postgraduates and young scientists “National intellectual development”) was established in late 2012, the Moscow University, where

Tikhonov, in her own words, studied. Now she is also the Director of the Foundation and Director of the Centre national intellectual reserve (CNIR, a division of MSU). Both of these organizations United under the brand of “Inpractice”. Although “Inpractice” calls itself a company, it “is not an organization in the legal sense of the word,” Tikhonov said in an interview to “Interfax” in October. “Inpractice” is involved in large-scale project of Scientific and technological valley of the Moscow state University, which has devoted several publications (for example, in January of 2015 and March of 2016).

The largest item of expenditure research in 2015 is “other expenses” (almost 143 million rubles), follows from his report. What they are, the report reveals. The second largest item — the cost of “targeted interventions” (128 million rubles). The costs of the management of the Fund amounted to 60 million rubles. How is the budget of the Fund, reporting is not disclosed. It consists of income from Russian individuals, Russian commercial organizations, as well as an income from business activities, follows from the statements, but no figures are not given.

sent a request to press service of “Inpractice”, but no answer yet.

“We are not a classical science Foundation,” — said Tikhonov in an interview to “Interfax”, explaining that the Fund “is important to support those studies that are aimed at solving specific tasks set by the business”. “We have no own funds, our goal is to make the business representatives conveyed to scientists that they need, and scientists are implemented, and until the stage of implementation”, — she said. The Board of Trustees “Inpractice” includes such prominent business leaders as the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin, the General Director of “Rostec” Sergey Chemezov, Chairman of Board of Gazprombank Andrey Akimov, the main owner of NOVATEK Leonid Mikhelson and General Director of “SIBUR” Dmitry Konov.

Increasing the amount of research expenditures for the year by almost 50% — a significant figure by the standards of Russian NGOs, says the expert of the Center “transparency international-R” Yulia Popova (the center is engaged in monitoring the transparency of NPOs). Known to her young Russian non-profit organizations similar pace of development can boast of a Fund for humanitarian projects, organizing the exhibition “My story”: if in 2014 he indicated in statements to the Ministry of justice the amount of expenses 76,8 million roubles, in 2015 — already 346 million roubles.

Costs for some NGOs (the sum of expenditures for latest available year, according to statements filed to the Ministry of justice):

Valery Gergiev Fund — RUB 471 million (for 2014)

All-Russian public organization “Russian Red Cross” — 139 mln (2015)

Charitable Foundation for children with oncohematological and other severe diseases “gift of life” — 1,49 billion roubles (2015)

The Fund “Dynasty” Dmitry Zimin — 353 mln (2014)