On March 27, 2014, the senior diplomat of the Russian Consulate General in New York A. Kargapolov handed over a selection of issues of the Russian Art magazine to the chief librarian of the Central Research Library of the Metropolitan Museum K. Soiner. The journal has been published by the Tretyakov Charitable Foundation of Moscow for 10 years. Having expressed appreciation for the invaluable gift, the head of the book depository, containing more than a million tomes, stressed that their library is open to all visitors. Among its readers there are many representatives of the Russian-speaking diaspora, who are certain to learn about the magazine covering the national artistic heritage of Russia.
For his part, K. Soiner, together with the library's specialist in Russian literature J. Ash, acquainted the representative of the Consulate General with the extremely rare pre-revolutionary copies of books in Russian from the library's rich collection.
The meeting was organized with the active assistance of the official representative of the "Russian Art" magazine in the United States, Professor of Long Island University of New York A.M. Shchedrinsky.