MIKHAIL MIKHAILOVICH BORSHCHEV
Businessman, philanthropist and the winner of the “Leaders of Corporate Charity” award. Born in the Novosibirsk region in 1968., he has a Ph.D. in Economics and is a full member of the Academy of Mining Sciences. He has a number of state, departmental and public awards, as well as the title of “Honorary Builder”.
When he first started to work in the city of Tula over 15 years ago, M. M. Borshchev became interested in collecting samovars, tea urns and other items that represent the traditional domestic life in both Russia and abroad during 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Now the collection of M.M. Borshchev is exhibited in the Museum of Samovars, which is located on the territory of the Park-Hotel “Grumant” and features more than 600 items, many of which are real rarities. In 2018, it was recognized as the largest private collection of samovars and spirit kettles in Russia, a record which was documented in the “Record Book of Russia”. Despite this achievement, Mikhail Mikhailovich continues to enlarge and regularly update his collection with new unique exhibits.
While collectors often prefer to keep their collection away from the public eye, Mikhail Mikhailovich has opened his museum to the public, to ensure that absolutely anyone who is interested in decorative and applied art can appreciate the creations of Russian and European masters.