The International Academy for Russian Music, Arts, and Culture (IARMAC) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Russia's neglected cultural treasure: the Russian seven-string guitar. Since 2006, IARMAC has been hosting the world's only annual event solely dedicated to this instrument: IARGUS (the International Annual Russian Guitar Seminar and Festival). For the last 13 years, excellent guitarists from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Australia, and all over the United States have attended IARGUS.