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German-Russian festival opened in Berlin

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German-Russian festival opened in Berlin


The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
11th German-Russian festival is conducted on Karlshorst harness racing track in Berlin. This festival has acquired a status of the major event on a common shared cultural space.

The main topic Two Peoples' Meeting remains the same. The festival aims for a better reciprocal knowledge of cultural and social issues. It is made to search for the new forms of relations between our countries, and to reach the mutual understanding.

This year the program includes literary meetings and performances of Russian and German poets and writers. The musical part includes a jazz program devoted to the Polish and Soviet Jazz musician Eddie Rosner who was called "The White Louis Armstrong".

Several Russian film premiers with German subtitles will be shown as a part of the Russian Cinema Days.

Aside from the aforementioned, the Finals of the 10th contest Learning Russian While Playing supported by Russkiy Mir Foundation are to be held. 500 students representing more than 200 schools from Germany, Austria and Switzerland participated in it.

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