12 Dec 2016 17:15

Interfax announces opening of solo exhibition by young artist Darya Arbenina in St. Petersburg

Interfax Group is pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibition in St. Petersburg by young local artist Darya Arbenina, who underwent a complicated heart operation at the age of seven, in 2007, as part of the cardiology program of the Life Line Fund with financial assistance from Interfax.

The operation went well and Darya, who is now 16, is completely healthy and seriously involved in fine arts. She has been attending the city’s Palace of Youth Creativity since 2010 and Preparatory School No. 190 of the St. Petersburg Stieglitz Academy of Art and Design since 2014.

Arbenina’s exhibition, called City Romance, is being held at the press center of Interfax-Northwest’s head office at 38 Sadovaya.

“We came up with the idea to organize the exhibition on the eve of last New Year, when Interfax staff received a wonderful painting from Dasha as a gift. We were very impressed with the young artist’s talent and we really hope she has a big future,” Interfax Group Chairman Mikhail Komissar said.

“This year Interfax will have been working with the Life Line Fund for severely ill children for ten years. These years of working together have shown that the skill and ingenuity of Russian cardiologists can work miracles. Just recently some heart disease diagnoses sounded like a death sentence. Now we see that timely and high-quality medical care can bring people back to a fulfilling life, and Dasha Arbenina’s case again confirms this fact,” Komissar said.

“There are many people in Russia who care and are prepared to help. With this exhibition, Interfax is supporting the main mission of the Life Line Fund, which is to inspire people to get involved in charitable projects,” Komissar said.

“For our fund, this project is an illustration of the fact that by giving you get far more in return. We are happy for Dasha’s success, and that she has managed to recover and is now full of creative energy. Art has traditionally been related to philanthropy. Creative spaces remain for us centers for holding the most successful charity events, which are extremely important for developing a culture of charity in Russia,” Life Line Fund President Faina Zakharova said.

Interfax Group has been working with the Life Line Fund since 2006. In this time, Interfax has funded treatment for 23 children very various regions of Russia.

About Interfax

Interfax Group is the largest information services group in the CIS, and the recognized leader on the Russian information market in the B2B segment. Interfax was founded in 1989, when a group of journalists formed an information agency that became the first nongovernmental outlet for the latest political and economic news about the Soviet Union.

Interfax is the world’s most cited source for the latest information about Russia and other countries in the former Soviet Union, and the most popular newswire on the Russian financial market.

Interfax Group develops professional information solutions that help companies navigate the financial and commodity markets, make investment decisions, manage risks, conduct external communications and comply with regulatory requirements.

Interfax’s best known services include the SPARK system for verification of counterparties and risk management; the EFiR analytical terminal and financial risk assessment service; the SPARK-Marketing service for analysis of markets customers and suppliers; the e-Disclosure.ru center for disclosure of information on the securities market; the SCAN system for media analysis and monitoring; the ASTRA solution for compliance with Russian laws concerning transfer pricing; and the X-Compliance solution for comprehensive verification of clients in the area of AML/CTF.

About Life Line Fund

Life Line Fund helps children under the age of 18 with the following illnesses: cerebrovascular pathology, cerebral herniation, craniostenosis, hydrocephalus and scoliosis. The Fund provides targeted assistance by paying for advanced medical procedures and medical devices. In the past 12 years the Fund has helped more than 9,400 severely ill children return to a healthy life. All of the money raised by Life Line is used to treat children.

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