Association / Our team

Our team

The creation and development of the Russian Association of the most beautiful villages involved a team of experts and practitioners with extensive experience in the field of rural development and related fields. The initiative launched through intensive teamwork on a grant basis from the beginning of 2014. We'd love to see in their new ranks of experienced experts and enthusiasts who are ready to contribute to the preservation and development of rural cultural and historical heritage of Russia.

Alexander V. Merzlov

Alexander V. Merzlov

President of the Association
Head of Center of sustainable development of rural territories, Professor at Department of agrarian tourism at RGAU-MSHA named after K.A. Timiryazev, Dr in Economics; Expert of the Council of Europe on cultural routes
Ivan I. Kulintsev

Ivan I. Kulintsev

Chairman of the Board, co-founder of the Association
Anatoly E. Karpov

Anatoly E. Karpov

Expert of the Association
Deputy Chairman of the Vladimir regional branch of the Russian geographical society
Julia V. Saenko

Julia V. Saenko

Expert of the Association
Representative in the Siberian region
Margarita V. Vasilieva

Margarita V. Vasilieva

Lawyer of the Association
Director of legal Department in Russian Investment Agency
Lubov A. Ovchintseva

Lubov A. Ovchintseva

Expert of the Association
Alexey V. Emelyanov

Alexey V. Emelyanov

Expert of the Association
Director of Ecological scientific-educational center TSU named after G.R. Derzhavin, Dr. in Biology
Oleg V. Moseev

Oleg V. Moseev

Expert of the Association
Chief editor of the Event&Travel magazine, the authorized representative of the Ministry of culture of the Arkhangelsk region, an expert on tourism strategies and communications of the company "Point of development"
Jacques Ragon

Jacques Ragon

Foreign expert of the Association
The President of the French Association Taiga-Europe
Pascal Bernard

Pascal Bernard

Foreign expert of the Association
Executive Director of the Association of the most beautiful villages of France
Anton A. Strizhov

Anton A. Strizhov

Developer of the Association's website