The analysis of a number of new projects in the field of culture of Russia, which has recently become topics of public discussion. Identified weaknesses «Survey of cultural policy in the Russian Federations prepared by a group of scientists of the Russian Institute for Cultural Research, heads of territorial bodies of Culture and the Council of Europe experts. Critically reviewed and proposals to the draft foundations of the state cultural policy prepared by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Praised the project «Principles of state cultural policy», prepared by the Working Group under the Administration of the President of Russia. Proposed measures to improve the project.