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Russian House began working in Alicante

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Russian House began working in Alicante


Photo: the Facebook page of Natalya Bondarchuk

The Russian house has begun working in the Spanish resort town of Alicante, Natalya Bondarchuk reports on her Facebook page. The main inspirer and organizer of the Russian Cultural Center, Alexander Chepurnoy, received many high-ranking guests, including the Russian ambassador Yuri Korchagin and the mayor of the town Louis Barkala. They were greeted in the Russian tradition with bread and salt.

The opening ceremony was timed to the celebration of the 220th anniversary of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. An official reception, an exhibition and a contest of children's drawings based on the poet’s fairy tales were held in his honor.

The Russian house in Alicante was opened with a big concert. The members of the creative teams of compatriots, children and adults, performed at the stage in the new building.

Our Pushkin film and excerpts from The Tale of Tsar Saltan feature were also screened during the event. The children from three film schools in Spain opened by Natalia Bondarchuk starred in them. The schools named after Sergey Bondarchuk operate in France, Ireland and Malta.

The Last Duel movie was also screened in Spain. Director Natalya Bondarchuk, a longtime friend of the Russian House, arrived in Alicante for the Week of Russian Culture, which included the 12th Vivat, Russia! International folklore festival. It was held on the eve of the celebration of the Day of Russia.

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