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4th International Pushkin Prize awarded in Rome

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4th International Pushkin Prize awarded in Rome


The 4th International Pushkin Prize was awarded at the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Rome. 

The aim of the prize is to develop and deepen ties between the two countries. It is awarded to art workers, writers, and researchers. This year the award ceremony was timed to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Fyodor Dostoevsky. 

At the ceremony, Russian Ambassador to Italy Sergey Razov thanked "the organizers, founders of the award, the jury, all Russian and Italian colleagues involved in this event for organizing and conducting this important event, which is a contribution to the development and strengthening of cultural cooperation between Russia and Italy." 

As Russkiy Mir reported, this year's list of winners includes film director Andrei Konchalovsky, president of the Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli, actor Sergei Bezrukov and artist Igor Ladozhanin.

Konchalovsky was awarded for his movie Sin, which tells about Michelangelo. It premiered in Rome in 2019. Most of the parts in the movie, which was filmed in Italy, were performed by local actors, professional and non-professional. The film was created in the best traditions of classical historical drama and is an important milestone in the development of cooperation between Russia and Italy. 

Zurab Tsereteli was awarded for three sculptures created in Italy, Bezrukov - for his portrayal of Russian writers, and Ladozhanin - for a series of paintings with Italian landscapes. The famous Russian artist has been living in Italy for many years. His canvases are filled with light and air, they perfectly convey the atmosphere and charm of Rome. His works have recently been added to the collection of contemporary art in the Vatican Museums.

The event was held under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Culture, the Russian Embassy, ​​with the support of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, the Russian Center for Science and Culture, the Pushkin All-Russian Museum, the Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce, the University of La Sapienza, the United Federation of Italian Writers (F.U.I.S.), the Filo della Torre and Tota Shaloy Foundations, the University of Pisa, and the Coordinating Council of the Associations of Russian Compatriots in Italy.

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