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Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60, titled Leningrad, dedicated to the feat of the defenders of the city during the Great Patriotic War, was performed on the stage of the ancient theater in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on the Day of the State Flag of Russia. The concert was attended by students, teachers and staff of the Russian Center of Plovdiv University. ...

24.08.2020 Subject: Community

Russian Center of Varna Free University, with the assistance of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Varna, organized the 1944 - 1945.bg exhibition. It is dedicated to the International Day of the Russian Language and the Day of Russia in June. Special guests of the opening of the exhibition were Oksana...

11.06.2020 Subject: History


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