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Russian culture days open in Papua New Guinea

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Russian culture days open in Papua New Guinea


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Days of Russian culture start on Tuesday, December 10, in Papua New Guinea, according to the Sergeevskie kuranti newspaper. The event is organized by Miklouho-Maclay Fund.

The project will allow the residents of the island state located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean to show the diversity of Russian culture, to introduce the inhabitants of the distant country with the traditions and history of Russia.

The festival program will include the premiere of the Man from the Moon feature in the directorial version. The film tells the story of Nikolay Miklouho-Maclay in English. The life of the famous traveler, anthropologist and ethnographer is closely connected with Papua New Guinea. It was he who discovered the history and culture of its inhabitants to the outside world.

In addition, About Russia with Love photo exhibition will begin to work in Port Moresby. It will include photos of famous Russian sights. 

A series of lectures called Great Russia is also planned. It will provide an opportunity to expand knowledge about Russia.

Nikolay Miklouho-Maclay, the great-great-grandson and namesake of the great traveler, said that three Russian cultural centers would open in Papua by the end of 2019.

On December 12, the opening ceremony of the Russian center will take place at the Port Moresby National Library and Archive. The center is created by Miklouho-Maclay Fund with the support of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russkiy Mir Foundation.

The opening of the first Russian center, organized to popularize the Russian language and culture, is a historic event and returns the Russian presence in Papua New Guinea. The opening makes it possible to preserve the achievements of Russian discoverers, scientists, diplomats, public figures and contributes to the development of bilateral relations between the Russian Federation and Papua New Guinea in all areas.

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