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Mission Statement & Privacy Policy

Mission Statement & Privacy Policy


The Russian Avant-garde website is the property of Vera Kofyan and the company Maof Dvora, which operates from Israel.

Please read this agreement carefully. By accessing or using the site and/or services provided, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below. I have made every effort to only include essential points.

Mission Statement

This site was created by Tatiana and Vera Kofyan as an informative site, intending to bring to the public at large the beauty and intensity of the hitherto little-known Russian Avant-garde phenomenon. Tatiana's vision was to acquaint the world with this unique art in all its complexity, innovation and limitless courage in the face of persecution. A talented artist herself, the Russian Avant-garde was her passion, and she felt keenly the need to tell the world the truth about it. You may learn more about this extraordinary woman at her page About the Site Creator, in her own words and mine.

Upon my mother's death, for a period of almost 5 years the site was kept at the still very raw and initial stage at which she ceased developing it, in November 2003, when she succumbed to lymphoma relapse. Then I, Vera Kofyan, her eldest daughter, was fortunate enough to be able to actively continue her dream and life project, through my company Maof Devora. Through my own learning and understanding of the Russian Avant-garde phenomenon, I have come to understand the need to bring to the public the human story of these painters, to return to them the voices stolen from them or strangled and cut off so brutally by ignorant and limited power-wielders. I am committed to sound these voices again, in a language accessible and understandable to all, not only to the select few who happen to specialize in art. I feel this is a most important and fascinating lesson in our history from a historical, art-history, political, social etc. points of view. 

In keeping with my mother's wishes and the express wishes of the visitors collected via a poll, this site remains informative in nature. No commercial banners will crowd the pages, and no advertisement for anything unconnected directly to the Russian Avant-garde will be placed on the website. Where advertising will be acceptable is only on pages expressly intended for promotion of related services or events of direct benefit to the visitors, namely information on Russian Avant-garde in form of books and films, as well as exhibitions and shows on the art and its artists.

The access to most of the information on these pages is given freely to all who is interested in art in general and in Russian Avant-garde in particular, upon completing registration for the service. Registration is free and easy, and below you will find our strict privacy policy.

Access to the most detailed and interesting information requires upgrading to the Gold Membership, which is in fact a contribution of symbolic proportion, intended in order to allow better and faster development of the Russian Avant-garde Gallery.

Privacy policy

Russian Avant-garde Gallery respects your privacy in its use of your personally identifiable information collected when you subscribe to our service or participate in an online activity such as a contest or a survey.

Russian Avant-garde Gallery is committed to protect your privacy and will not knowingly disclose nor sell your personally identifiable information to any third party.

Russian Avant-garde Gallery has zero SPAM tolerance and never sends unsolicited mail. Russian Avant-garde Gallery sends out a regular monthly Newsletter, and an occasional announcement on special occasions, when events occur which concern our subscribers. We value your time as well as your privacy and do not intend to abuse your trust. If you do not wish to receive further correspondence you may always unsubscribe by means of link provided.

Russian Avant-garde Gallery uses certain widely accepted technologies, such as "cookies," to personalize and improve your online experience or to track your access to, and use of the services on this site, as well as your responses to online surveys, or monitor site activity. You always have the option of setting your browser to warn you when a cookie is being accessed on your computer, to delete cookies that are currently on your computer or to decline cookies altogether. However, to take full advantage of subscription services and features, your browser must accept cookies. The settings on your computer that allow you to accept or refuse cookies vary depending on the Web browser you are running. Please check the help tab of your browser for specifics on your software.

Russian Avant-garde Gallery does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children. If you are the parent or guardian of a child whose personally identifiable information you believe was disclosed to me, please contact me that I may delete such information from the system.

Accounts, passwords and security

To receive access to most of the information and/or participate in the Forum you are required to subscribe to Russian Avant-garde Gallery mailing list and Forum, by completing the registration as prompted by the registration form. I trust that subscribers provide only information which is true, accurate, current and complete. Subscribers who do otherwise will be taken off the mailing list and denied access.

Only one account is allowed per e-mail address. SPAM is not allowed in any form, and users who would SPAM the forum will be banned without warning.

Subscribers may terminate their subscription at any moment by following the provided "unsubscribe" link. It would be helpful to know the reason for subscription termination, in order to improve the service given.

The hosting company undertakes reasonable security measures to protect the data that resides on our servers. However, no security system is impenetrable, therefore Russian Avant-garde Gallery cannot warrant or guaranty the security of its host's servers, nor can it guaranty that information supplied by subscribers or other users will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet.


This agreement may be modified at any time and without notice, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting on the site or via email, for subscribers.

Please review the agreement periodically to be aware of such modifications and your continued access or use of the site and/or the services shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified agreement.

Vera Kofyan

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