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The 20th International Youth and Children Theater festival starts in Latvia

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The 20th International Youth and Children Theater festival starts in Latvia


31.03.2017

Theater director Abi Gerzbakh (left), Russian education council in Latvia Alexey Damanov (right)

The 20th International Youth and Children Theater festival Russian Classics in Latvia started March 30 in Riga. The festival is supported by Russian Embassy, Rossotrudnichestvo and Russkiy Mir Foundation.

Traditional festival attracted 32 theater groups from Baltic countries and Russia. Latvia is represented by theaters from Daugavpils, Liepāja, Ventspils and other cities. There are 6 participants from different regions of Russia.

The audience will be engaged in numerous theater premiers. Among them are plays based on Pushkin, Tolkstoy, Chekhov, Chukovsky, and other famous Russian writers. The professional jury is comprised from leading actors and directors from Russia and Riga.

During the grand opening Russian education council in Latvia Alexey Damanov has conveyed the congratulations and good wishes from Russia's ambassador Yevgeny Lukyanov.

Eugine Onegin, Class Center Theater, Moscow


The head of the International division of the Russian Theater Union Maria Medkova has stressed that every year more and more young people participate in the festival, due to this wider audience assesses classical and contemporary Russian drama Also she passed sincere congratulations from the union's president Alexander Kalyagin who is very glad that Russian Classics festival has adhered in Riga.

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