Russian Chess Federation (RCF)
The Russian Chess Federation (RCF) is a public non-profit organization that unites chess federations of the republics, regions, districts and municipalities of the Russian Federation. RCF members are 82 regional chess federations, as well as individual players. RCF is a member of the International Chess Federation (FIDE).
Activities of the Russian Chess Federation are aimed at development and popularization of chess in Russia, strengthening of the position of Russian chess in the international arena, as well as further development of sport ties with national and international chess organizations, including the FIDE. The Russian Chess Federation elaborates and implements chess development programs, including junior chess programs; it is the organizer of such projects as the Russian National Junior Chess Championship, the White Rook International Chess Tournament for school teams, and Chess in Museums. RCF supports participation of Russian chess players in international competitions and organizes individual and team competitions in Russia.
In 2014, the Russian Chess Museum, the only museum of its kind in Russia, was opened under the auspices of the Russian Chess Federation.
A cooperation agreement between the Art Russe Foundation and the Russian Chess Federation was signed in March 2015.
Château La Grâce Dieu Des Prieurs is a grand cru wine producer located in Saint-Emilion (Bordeaux), one of the most prestigious wine producing regions in France. Since 2017, the single wine produced at the château is branded Art Russe.
In 2013-2017, under the supervision of the consulting oenologist Louis Mitjavile the estate implemented major changes aimed at preserving the French winemaking traditions in combination with innovations introduced into the production process to achieve the highest quality of wine. New architectural design of the chateau was developed and implemented by the outstanding French architect Jean Nouvel.
In May 2017, an agreement was signed between the Art Russe Foundation and Château La Grâce Dieu Des Prieurs, according to which 12 works of Russian painters from the Art Russe collection will be displayed annually on the labels of the Château La Grâce Dieu des Prieurs wine.