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11th International Festival of Rapprochement of Cultures held in Warsaw

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11th International Festival of Rapprochement of Cultures held in Warsaw


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The International Festival of the Rapprochement of Cultures took place in Warsaw, the Rossotrudnichestvo office reports writes on Facebook. The Polish capital has been hosting it for over ten years. The organizers are the Open Art Foundation for the Rapprochement of Cultures, the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Warsaw, the Poland-East Cooperation Association and the Russkiy Mir Foundation.

The festival is aimed at supporting cultural exchanges between representatives of national and ethnic minorities living in Poland, including representatives of indigenous regional cultures. Its focus remains on the development of Russian culture in Poland.

The festival was first held in 2010 and has become an annual tradition since.

The Rodnik folklore ensemble, the Nicoli pantomime theater, the Italian actor and singer Andrea Cataneo, and the Polish singer Renata Dombkowska took part in the concert this year.

Exhibitions of art and or photography, fairs of folk art and traditional cuisine tastings are also held during the festival. This year,  the "Magic of movement, magic of steam" exhibition by the Belarusian artist Alexei Kapchikov was included in the festival program. The exposition was timed to coincide with the 160th anniversary of the opening of the railway linking St. Petersburg and Warsaw.

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