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Who is MFF? | Sergey Melnikoff
The ruler of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Filaret awarded Sergey Melnikoff with the Order of St. Volodymyr Equal-to-the-Apostles. Kyiv, 2014 The ruler of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Filaret awarded   
Sergey Melnikoff with the Order of St. Volodymyr Equal-to-the-Apostles. Kyiv, 2014   

Marquis Who's Who in America wrote:
Sergey Melnikoff, an American artist, the founder of The Soul of Ukraine, an International Charitable Foundation, a descendant of an old Cossack family. He is known in the field of art by the pseudonym MFF. Sergey Melnikoff is a former GULAG death-row political prisoner, who escaped from the Soviet Union with his wife and one-year-old daughter, and who was granted asylum in the USA through the personal verdict of President Ronald Reagan.
Dr. Melnikoff is the most-titled modern photographer:
A Chevalier of the Order Qoman Turpal, Hero of the Nation of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, 2008
A Chevalier of the Order of St. Volodymyr Equal-to-the-Apostles II degree, 2019
A Chevalier of the Order of St. Volodymyr Equal-to-the-Apostles III degree, 2014
A Chevalier of the Badge of Special Distinction of the Apostolic Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Georgia, 2008
The most significant art gallery in the world, the Saatchi Art, presents works of art created by one of the best photographers working in the world today; exclusive works of art by MFF during his 40-year experience of shooting in 153 countries around the world. The spirituality in MFF’s photographs transcends his personalized Fuji equipment and its ability to capture natural light and what it can reveal. There is an ineffable element in MFF’s artwork, a quality of secrecy and mystery which can also be revealed in one's heart, so that, when viewing his creative canvases, we can find the spiritual in ourselves as well.
In 2013, MFF took the most significant photograph in Europe: The Soul of Ukraine. It involved 500 costumed artists, and the photo itself was taken from a hot air balloon. A year later, MFF created a gigantic exhibition on the Revolution of Dignity, The People of The Maidan, which has been exhibited in various countries across three continents.
The Land of Pritzker’s is another monumental work by a master in Ukraine. The two patriarchs of Ukraine, – among whom is the legendary scientist Dr. Boris Paton – the current president of the National Academy of Sciences, who turned 101 years old, and the Ukrainian Apostle His Holiness Patriarch Filaret, addressed a deeply symbolic art to the Pritzker dynasty on behalf of the Ukrainian people.
Melnikoff's works of art have found places in the collections of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama; President George W. Bush; His Holiness Pope Francis I; His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI; Queen Elizabeth II; Birendra Shah Dev, the King of Nepal; Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei; His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, Catholicos and Patriarch of All Georgia; and the Patriarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Filaret.
For the arranged global exhibition, The Chronicles Of Hell, and for his personal information war against the Russian occupation of the Caucasus, Dr. Melnikoff was awarded the highest Order of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, Hero of the Nation Qoman Turpal.

Сергей Мельникофф с дочерью Анастасией на приеме у Далай-ламы

The Heart Of Tibet

A stunning photo «The Hearth of Tibet» was put on canvas for His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama on his 75th anniversary. American artist Sergey Melnikoff and his daughter Anastassia presented a giant panorama as a birthday gift on June 15th, 2010 at His Holiness’ residence in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh.

Dharamsala, India. June 15, 2010
Photo by the Hindustan Times

The World In Six Days Of Creation

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI at the personal exhibition of Sergey Melnikoff «The World In Six Days Of Creation» in Germany, 2010

Munich, September 10, 2006
Photo by Robert Hoffmann

A National Hero

In 2008, for the arranged world exhibition «The Chronicles Of Hell» and for the personal information war against Russian occupation of the Caucasus, Sergey Melnikoff was awarded with the highest order of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, the «Hero of the Nation»

Copenhagen. March 17, 2012
Photo by Tatiana Alexandrova

On Top Of The World!

Sergey Melnikoff led the delivery of the National Flag of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria to the summit of Mt. Everest in 2009.

The summit of Mt. Everest, The Great Himalayas
Photo by unknown climber

Visit to the Patriarch Ilia II

His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, Catholicos and Patriarch of All Georgia, receives as a gift from the author the famous art work «The Holy Mountain of Ama Dablam»

The Patriarchal residence. Tbilisi, 2009
Photo by Georgia Inform

Recognition of Merit

An award from the hands of His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II.

The Patriarchal residence. Tbilisi, May 22, 2009
Photo by Georgia Inform

Conscience of the Caucasus

First Lady of the Chechen Republic Ichkeria Alla Dudaeva, and Sergey Melnikoff after a reception at the Patriarch Ilia II.

The Patriarchal residence. Tbilisi, May 22, 2009
Photo by Georgia Inform

A Gift to the Dalai Lama

Leader of the Buddhist World, His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama believes that MFF makes the most beautiful mountain photos in the History of Art

Delhi, India. November 14, 2007
Photo by The Dalai Lama Press Service

The Artist and the Genius

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Institute of Electric Welding. Kyiv, July 1, 2014
Photo by UNIAN

Peak of September 11

Panorama with the newly named mountain in Tien Shan «Peak of September 11» was presented to George W. Bush by the first President of Kyrgyzstan, Askar Akayev, during the meeting in the White House.

Washington D.C. September 22, 2002
Collage by Irina Gornaya

A Great Award

Sergey Melnikoff receives the Order of St. Volodymir Equal-to-the-Apostles by the Patriarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Filaret. Dr. Melnikoff is the world's only photographic artist ever to be awarded the Orders for his art.

Hotel InterContinental, Kyiv. April 24, 2014
Photo by Tatiana Kolganenko

When even atheists pray

Sergey Melnikoff gave a dinner party in honor of the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and presented a photo masterpiece to His Holiness the Patriarch Filaret.

Hotel InterContinental, Kyiv. April 24, 2014
Photo by Tatiana Kolganenko

Самое дорогое фото в Азии

Самая дорогая фотография Азии в кабинете президента Киргизской Республики Курманбека Бакиева. Единичный экземпляр панорамной фотографии «Земля киргизов», отпечатанный на холсте с размерами 220х78 см и оформленный в раму из драгоценной древесины орехового капа, был приобретен в галерее MELNIKOFF во Флориде за 300 тысяч долларов для частного подарка президенту Киргизии.

Бишкек, Кыргызская Республика. 1 августа 2009 г.
Фото: пресс-служба президента Кыргызстана

Майдан для Европарламента

С 18 по 22 июня 2014 г. в Люксембурге в рамках 8-го Всемирного форума мира прошел арт-проект Сергея Мельникофф «Люди Майдана». Во время встречи с руководством Всемирного Фонда Мира, которая проходила в здании Европарламента, участники украинской делегации вручили президенту Фонда Доминику Роде работу Сергея Мельникофф «Майдан». По своему художественному исполнению панорамная работа – уникальное произведение современной светописи, а также исторически значимая веха, демонстрирующая приверженность украинцев демократическим ценностям.
На фотографии: автор демонстрирует панораму «Майдан» на встрече совета попечителей фонда.

Отель InterContinental, Киев. 22 апреля 2016 г.
Фото: Пресс-служба фонда

Латвии на память

Актив фонда «Душа Украины» вместе с автором одноименной работы «Душа Украины» и послом Украины в Латвийской Республике Евгеном Перебийнисом дарят жителям города Елгава номерной экземпляр знаменитой фотографии MFF.

Елгава, Латвия. 19 ноября 2015 г.
Фото: Пресс-служба фонда

Живая легенда

Сергей Мельникофф обсуждает с председателем попечительского совета фонда «Душа Украины» академиком Борисом Патоном макет будущего фотоальбома «Люди Майдана».

Институт им. Е. Патона. Киев, 22 апреля 2016 г.
Фото: пресс-служба фонда

Бойцы с «русским миром»

Почетный член батальона имени Джохара Дудаева, Герой Ичкерии Сергей Мельникофф с чеченской «амазонкой» Аминой Окуевой, сражающейся за независимость Украины на русско-украинском фронте необъявленной войны, во время награждения медалями «За жертвенность и любовь к Украине» Украинской Православной Церкви Киевского Патриархата. В этот день медали получили чеченцы, грузины, белорусы и российские добровольцы, а также украинцы из различных подразделений.

Киев, 4 марта 2015 г.
Фото: Геннадий Королев

«Сердце Тибета»

«Известный американский фотограф МFF и его дочь Анастасия, студентка Университета Северной Флориды, преподнесли гигантскую панорамную фотографию «Сердце Тибета» Его Святейшеству XIV Далай-ламе ко дню рождения лидера буддистского мира, который отмечается 6 июля 2010 года».

Газета «Хиндустан таймс»

Дарамсала, Индия. 16 июня 2010 г.
Фото: MFF

Исторический подарок

1 января 2001 года, в первые минуты третьего тысячелетия, в рамках программы ООН «Третье тысячелетие без войн и наркотиков», Анастасия Мельникова подняла над Южным полюсом планеты флаги всех государств мира. И среди них гордо реял флаг Брунея – небольшого государства в Южной Азии. В 2012 году MFF подарил это историческое знамя и экспедиционные фотографии султану Брунея Хассаналу Болкиаху.

Антарктида, 1 января 2001 г.
Фото: MFF

Dr. MFF

Sergey Melnikoff, a.k.a. MFF. A National Hero of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria and an American photo artist with Ukrainian Cossack roots, known as MFF; a former GULAG death row political prisoner, who escaped from the Soviet Union with his wife and one-year-old daughter.

The Crimea, Ukraine. June 27, 2013
Photo by Vladimir Napazakov
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