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Photo credit: obozrevatel.com The Russian Autumn Culture Festival is held in Hong Kong, TASS reports. It was organized by compatriots from the local Russian club. One of the central events of the program is an art exhibition. It works in the cultural center of Hong Kong. The...

19.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: dropboxusercontent.com The capital of Romania hosts the Days of Russian Culture, TASS reports. According to the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Valery Kuzmin, the festival, which was already the ninth in a row, has turned into a large, wide open window over the years of its holding. It allows residents of...

18.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: oblgazeta.ru The international Golden Mask program opens on Friday, October 18, according to RIA Novosti. The first festival will be held in Estonia. Russian performance groups bring their most interesting works for the past fifteen years. Tallinn Mayor Mikhail Kylvart is sure that in this anniversary season of...

18.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: pxhere.com The Theater Baltic Festival opens on Friday, October 18, in the capital of Latvia. It is the second time that the House of Moscow has been accepting it. It is supported by the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The festival unites Russian-speaking theaters,...

18.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: tsn.ua Five Russians are among the candidates for a literary prize in memory of Astrid Lindgren, TASS reports. Our country is represented by children's writers Nina Dashevskaya and Ilga Ponornitskaya (real name is Evgenia Basova), artists Anastasia Arkhipova and Alexander Traugot and poet Mikhail...

18.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: baltnews.lt Russian and Polish musicians will become participants in events within the framework of the Days of Russian Culture in Poznan, which open on October 18 and will last for a week. The program includes both recitals of musicians and joint performances, the website of the Russian-Polish Center for...

18.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: www.zedge.net Russia and Saudi Arabia plan to expand cooperation in the field of culture, RIA Novosti reports. The heads of departments of the two countries Vladimir Medinsky and Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Farhan Al-Saud signed the corresponding document. The memorandum is valid for five years. ...

16.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: s-kuranty.ru About forty works by Russian directors will be included in the program of the Russian Film Week in the UK, TASS reports. They can be seen in cinemas in London, Edinburgh, Cambridge and Oxford. The program of the festival, which will be held for the fourth time, includes the best features that have...

15.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: rs.gov.ru The Brilliant St. Petersburg photo exhibition has opened in Mexico, according to the Rossotrudnichestvo website. It has become part of the program of the International Chimera 2019 Festival of arts and culture, which takes place in the city of Metepec. The Mexicans are given a unique opportunity to...

15.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Cherry Orchard Festival / Facebook The London tour of the Moscow Theater of Nations has ended with great success, TASS reports. On the stage of the largest in Europe Barbican Center, the British public watched Tales of Shukshin and Chekhov's Ivanov. Each of the plays was performed twice. The artistic...

15.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: culture.ru 12TH annual RUSDOCFILMFEST-3W festival launches in New York on October, 14. The festival program includes 17 documentary films made by filmmakers from Bulgaria, Lithuania, US, Russia, and Ukraine, in partnership with film companies from Denmark, France, UK, Kazakhstan, Russia, and UK. Most of the films are US...

14.10.2019 Subject: Culture

The Most Beautiful Country contest organised by the Russian Geographical Society starts accepting applications for the 6th time. Works are accepted until the end of January 2020.  RGS recalls that this event is the largest photography contest in Russia. About half-million pictures were received during last 5 years....

14.10.2019 Subject: Culture

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