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Exhibition about peoples of Russia kicked off in Strasbourg
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''The World in Faces - the Russian Federation" photo exhibition started on October 26, in Strasbourg, TASS reports. The exhibition of works by Russian photographer Alexander Khimushin is hosted by the Council of Europe.
The exposition includes more than 80 photos dedicated to the indigenous peoples of Russia. it is a part of Khimushin's large-scale project "The World in Faces", covering the peoples of the whole world. He started this work seven years ago, and for now has managed to capture the representatives of more than 100 nations. In recent years, the photographer has been working on a project in Siberia.
According to the author, he is very happy to introduce a huge variety of Russian peoples to Europe.
Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić thanked Russia for organizing the exposition. She also thanked the photographer for the opportunity to learn more about the world's indigenous peoples.
Russian Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe Ivan Soltanovsky recalled that Russia is inhabited by more than 200 peoples. They speak more than 300 languages and dialects.