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Russian opera star Dmitri Hvorostovsky celebrates 55th birthday today, October 16th, TASS informs. He celebrates the anniversary in a closed circle of relatives in London. The future Golden Voice of Russia was born in Krasnoyarsk in 1962. His father was a music lover who played piano, sang and collected opera music vinyls. Dmitry studied at the Krasnoyarsk School...

16.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Russian drama film Loveless directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev has received Gran Prix in London International Film Festival, TASS reports.It's worth mentioning that there were numerous Eouropean and Asian films in the festival's program. The festival jury has underlined the expressiveness of a piercing drama about a couple going through a divorce. The members of the jury have defined it as...

16.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Russia to become the honored guest at the book exhibition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia RIA Novosti informs. Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky has informed about this marking that current agreement was reached as the result of negotiations with his Saudi counterpart. Russian official has also claimed that Moscow currently expects an official invitation from Saudi Arabia. Medinsky...

16.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

The French audience is to see amber works made by Kaliningrad amber cutters, TASS reports. They will be exhibited at the International Exhibition of the Cultural Heritage opening at Louvre next month. The Amber museum of the westernmost Russian region presents items of amber in the French capital for the fifth time. The...

12.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

8th International Cultural festival Flowers of Russia will take place in Ljubljana and Maribor from October 23d to November 15th with support of Russian Ministry of Culture. It aims to promote Russian culture and creation of the positive image of Russia in Europe. The festival organizers brought classical music performed by young musicians and master classes. This huge festival will...

11.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Pavilion of Russian animation was opened at one of the largest international licensed exhibition Brand Licensing Europe, conducted at Olympia exposition center in London. The Russian stand is organized by Russian Export Center, the press-service of Expocontent company advised to the Russkiy Mir Foundation. It gathered under one roof seven animation companies and representatives of...

11.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

The Moscow Synodal Choir performed in Paris, Portal of Federal Ministry of Culture reports. One of the oldest professional choirs in Russia founded in the beginning of 18th century performed in the frames of the Russian Days of Spiritual Culture in France. Orthodox music, Russian folk songs and other compositions were in the repertoire in Holy Trinity Cathedral and The...

11.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Agreement of understanding was signed by the State Hermitage and UNESCO, RIA Novosti informs. The gala ceremony took place in the French capital. The document was signed by the Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky and UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. The parties agreed to implement joint projects in the field of cultural values’ protection situated in the...

10.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Week of Russian Culture to be held in Saudi Arabia, TASS informs. It is included into the cooperation programme prepared until 2019 and signed my Ministers of Culture of both countries. According to Minister of Culture and Information of Saudi Arabia Awad bin Saleh al-Awad, Russian editors will be invited to visit the international book fair to be arranged in Riyadh at the beginning of next year. He has reminded...

10.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

A range of various activities took place as a part of India-Russia-Roerichs large-scale annual festival in the Indian valley of Kulu, according to TASS. The festival is timed with 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the countries as well as with 25th jubilee of foundation of International Roerich Memorial Trust. It is held in Naggara in the house museum of the great artist and philosopher....

09.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

2 International Festival of Arts Lighthouse of Genoa has completed in Russian House, Genoa. The event coincided with Days of Moscow in Italy and 125th anniversary of Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva. Local administration and Moscow authorities have supported the event. The festival initiators are poets-translators Irina Kovaleva and Ivan Belokrulov, and The Moscow...

08.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Third Russian Literature book exhibition opens in Paris, Russian witness website advises. The event is organized in Russian spiritual-cultural center in Branly and will be dedicated to 100th anniversary of October Revolution 1917, which changed the history of XX century. Unlike usual book fair, the present exhibition will abound in discussions, round tables and other activities....

06.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Washington Ballet opened its new season with with Russian Masters, October 4-8 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Chopeniana by M. Fokine, fragment from Le Corsaire in M.Petipa's version, A. Ratmansky's Bolero and G. Balanchin's version of Returning of Prodigal Son called a success and great ovations. New Russian Ambassador in US Anatoly Antonov was among the public. After...

06.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

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