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Patronage in Russia

A documentary film

Gaius Cilnius Maecenas, a Roman poet, writer and political activist who lived in the 1st century BC would have been forgotten if not for his friendship with Horace, Vergil and other art and science figures and his patronage of them. With time, the name Maecenas in some languages became a common noun describing a person who has means and who supports others without financial remuneration or return or, in other words, is engaged in patronage.