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Russian Center in Verona
The official opening of a Russian Center established by the Russkiy Mir Foundation along with the Association 'Conoscere Eurasia' took place on April 20 in Verona. Deputy Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Sergey Shurigin, President of the 'Conoscere Eurasia' Association Antonio Fallico, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Milan Alexander Nurizade, Mayor of Verona Flavio Tosi, other public officials and representatives of educational and non-governmental organizations of Verona were present at the opening ceremony.
After the ribbon-cutting, there was a concert given by school students going to a Russian school, who recited poems and sang Russian songs. The guest could also look at drawings and crafts made by children.
All the participants had a chance to learn about the equipment and educational programs the Russian Center provide its students with. Svetlana Chekkarelli, an employee of the Association, told the guests about the library of the Russian Center. The teachers working at the Russian school, some representatives of Italian schools (Koperniko Lyceum and Massalongo school) the Association 'Conoscere Eurasia' cooperates with also made their speeches during the ceremony.