Russia Cristiana was set up in 1957 by Father Romano Scalfi with the aim of making the West more aware of the richness of the spiritual, cultural and liturgical tradition of the Russian Orthodoxy; to encourage ecumenical dialogue through actual life experiences; and to contribute to the presence of Christians in Russia.
These goals were pursued in different ways during the Soviet regime, the perestrojka, and in the more recent social and economic context of post-communism which is marked by the after-effects of militant atheism and the strong effects of consumerism.
Over the years Russia Cristiana has organised itself according to the different fields in which it operates thus from the ecclesiastic perspective it is a public Association of the faithful. With regard its cultural and scientific activities is it known as the Russia Cristiana Foundation. Its editorial branch is known as “La Casa di Matriona”. In the field of iconography it paved the way for the founding of the Association called La Scuola di Seriate (“The Seriate School”).
Our seat is Villa Ambiveri in Seriate, near Bergamo.


Sede legale: via Larga 23, 20122 Milano; tel.: (+39) 035.294021
Sede operativa: Villa Ambiveri, via Tasca 36, 24068 Seriate (BG) – Tel.: (+39) 035.294021

Associazione Russia Cristiana
C.F. 97084330154

Fondazione Russia Cristiana
C.F. 97110580152

Associazione “La Scuola di Seriate”
C.F. 97413810157

“La Casa di Matriona” (RC Edizioni Srl)
C.F./P.IVA e Iscrizione R.I. di Milano 09897600152
Company capital 10,400.00 Euro fully paid up.