Select language:

Sindzo Abe and Olga Golodets opened Russian Seasons Festival in Tokyo

 / Главная / Russkiy Mir Foundation / News / Sindzo Abe and Olga Golodets opened Russian Seasons Festival in Tokyo

Sindzo Abe and Olga Golodets opened Russian Seasons Festival in Tokyo


Morio/wikimedia.orgThe head of Japanese Government Sindzo Abe and Russian Vice Premier Olga Golodets called for development of cultural exchange, RIA Novosti informs.

The honored guests visited Tokyo Cultural Center. They gave a short welcome speech confirming their intention to increase cultural exchange between countries before the ballet performance Gizelle.

Vice Premier Olga Golodets has claimed that Japan became the first country in the world to host Russian Seasons Festival, which proves the wish of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Ministry of Culture to actively develop cultural ties with Japan. She has confessed that Russia attaches much value to collaboration with Japan.

Sindzo Abe has also promised to pay more attention to cultural exchange between Japan and Russia, having remarked that Russian culture has a lot in common with the Japanese worldview. The Head of Japanese Government has reminded that crossed Year of Japan in Russia and Year of Russia in Japan promises many mutual activities, which will definitely play a positive role for cultural exchange and strengthen relations between the two countries.

Apart from Gizelle ballet and the Bolshoi Theatre road tour, Japanese audience will get a unique opportunity to visit more than two hundred cultural events and exhibitions and get to know Russian arts much better.

Russkiy Mir


“I was astonished by power of the Vologda church, and its spirit,” said the famous Italian architect Elisabetta Fabbri having visited the dilapidated Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit. While spending a few days in Vologda, the Master of Architecture, a member of the Venice Order of Architects and Conservation Professionals, the conservation architect of Teatro alla Scala and other opera houses in Italy, and the recipient of the presidential order supported the restoration of the church and gave valuable recommendations. She inspired Vologda students to restoration feats and told her Russian colleagues about modern restoration trends and techniques used in Europe.
The first Winter School of the Russian language was held for Japanese citizens at Pacific State University. At the request of students, the opening of the Winter School was timed to coincide with the Russian winter holiday - Maslenitsa. The students used their spare time to get acquainted with the sights of the Khabarovsk Territory.