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Syrian government is going to get a unique 3D model of Palmyra developed by specialists of Institute for the History of Material Culture of Russian Academy of Sciences. It is to help restoring ancient monuments of culture, TASS informs. According to Deputy Director of the Institute Natalia Solovyeva, the model is currently ready; we just need to elaborate...

21.10.2017 Subject: Array

International Pushkin in Britain poetry festival starts today in London, TASS reports. 15 poets take part in this event. Tomorrow's tournament of poets from Russian community abroad will become the highlight of this event. The tournament to take place in English Anglican church St. Martin-in-the-Fields located at the north-east corner of Trafalgar Square in London. ...

20.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

World Pushkin International creative contest established by the Russkiy Mir Foundation and the Pushkin State Museum Reserve has completed. A shortlist comprising 16 finalists has been announced. They all were invited for the contest final stage to take place from 31st of October until 2nd of November 2017, in Boldino. According to...

19.10.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: European Russian Forum

Exhibition dedicated to anniversary of the Great October Revolution is opened in Berlin, TASS informs. The exposition titled 1917. Revolution. Russia and Europe is located in the German Historical Museum. Scientists, historians, public figures, artists, writers, politicians representatives of government and business circles from Russia and Germany took part at the opening ceremony held the day before. ...

18.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

The world premier of Trotsky series took place in Cannes, TASS reports. The screening was held in the legendary Festival Place. Guests and participants of the global market for entertainment MIPCOM. The series were introduced by the General Director of the Russian First Television Channel Konstantin Ernst,...

18.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Moscow State Academic Dance Theatre Gzhel is touring in Finland, portal Yle reports. The touring schedule includes Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, Kuopio and Oulu. Traditional Russian folk ensemble offering an exciting musical and visual Russian journey has big success abroad. Performers have been in...

18.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Foundation of Joseph Brodsky museum in Saint Petersburg received a collection of unique historical documents connected to life and creative career of the writer. The collection was provided by professor of Keele University Valentina Polukhna. The lifetime archive contains multiple editions, articles, documentary shots, letters and many other documents, Rossotrudnichestvo website reports. The valuable documents...

18.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

16th Baltic Star award ceremony took place at the Hermitage Theatre, St. Petersburg, newspaper Fontanka reports. This year the main awardees are the actor Regimantas Adomaitis (Lithuania), Russian choreagrapher Boris Eifman, Belgian director Luc Perceval, and Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater art director Eduard Kochergin. Art gallery Borei in St. Petersburg received award "For the...

17.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Association of Russian theatres working abroad was founded in Russia. It will work in Saint Petersburg on the premises of the Baltic House Festival theatre, TASS reports. According to the head of Russian theatre named after Griboedov Nikolay Svetnitsky working in the Georgian capital, the main task of the association is to support Russian theatre troupes working abroad. Besides, he...

17.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

10th International Festival devoted to the famous cellist Mstislav Rostropovich was held in Samara on 15 and 16 October, RussianMinistry of Culture portal reports. Worldwide known conductor Valery Gergiev is the festival initiator. Samara Symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre under Valery Gergiev have opened the festival on October 15th. Symphonic pieces by Dmitri...

16.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

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