Zelfira Tregulova is an art historian who has been General Director of the State Tretiakov Gallery since 2015. She has curated international projects in the leading museums of Russia and abroad, such as “Amazons of Avant-Garde” (Berlin – Bilbao – Venice – New York – London; 1999-2000), “Russia!” (New-York – Bilbao, 2005), and “Surprise Me!” (in collaboration with John Bowlt, Monte-Carlo; 2009). She was awarded honorary diplomas by the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation, by Ordine della Stella d’Italia as a cavalier for merits of organizing the year of Italian culture and Italian language in Russia (2012), by the order pro Merito Melitensi (Sovereign Military Order of Malta, 2012). Under the leadership of Zelfira Tregulova the State Tretiakov Gallery has gained a new impulse of development, which has made the museum a leader in showcasing Russian Art around the world.