In August 2001 the Zakharyaev family established the Regional Public Charitable Foundation of Mountain Jews STMEGI. The president of the Foundation is German Zakharyaev, Candidate of philosophical sciences.
The Foundation was one of the first in Russia and over time grew into a family structure, becoming the world's largest organization of mountain Jews. The International Fund of mountain Jews operates on a permanent basis in Russia with its branches in Israel, Azerbaijan and the USA
STMEGI: release and distribution of the compact disk and cassette about the culture of mountain Jews; publication of “Birlik-Unity” newspapers in Azerbaijan, “New Frontier” in the United States, “Caucasian Newspaper” in Israel; publication of special attachment "Pages of History and Culture of Mountain Jews" in the International Jewish newspaper (Russia).