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International Music Day celebrated today, October 1. It was established by the IMC-UNESCO International Music Council at the 15th General Assembly IMC in Losanne in 1975. One of the initiators of International Music Day was composer Dmitry Shostakovich. This event is celebrated all around the world every year with big concert programs with participation of the best musicians, meetings with composers,...

01.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Taganka Theater celebrates 100 years anniversary of its founder Yuri Lyubimov, who dominated Russian theatre for half a century, IA Interfax reports. The Soviet and Russian stage actor and director is associated with the internationally known Taganka Theatre, which he founded in 1964. Lyubimov was born on September, 30 1917, the year Russian Revolution has started, and lived a long life of 97...

30.09.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

The Melnikov House dedicated to prominent Soviet avant-garde architect Melnikov might enter UNESCO list, TASS reports. Now there is The State Museum of Konstantin and Viktor Melnikov. The house was built by Konstantin Melnikov in historic Arbat district in 1929 for his family. It differs dramatically from traditional Soviet residential architecture. According to the museum director Pavel Kuznetsov, Getty Foundation has...

30.09.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

The Way for Two by Russian director Alexander Kuprin has won Grand Prix of III International Festival of Orthodox Cinema Festival The Strong in Spirit which took place in the Serbian city of Krucevac, website Serbia and ex-Yugoslavia informs. Moreover, the jury has complemented the movie by archpriest Alexander Novopashin Close to Us in the nomination The Best Game Movie. This movie has also won the...

29.09.2017 Subject: Array

Revolution in Art exhibition opening is prepared to be opened in Thessaloniki, Greece. It is devoted to the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, website of Coordinating Counsil of Russian Compatriots reports. Its opening is timed with the 52nd cultural festival Dimitria. According to organizers exposition reveals fine arts development and influences in the beginning of the...

29.09.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Russian Center in Granada participates in organization of the 11th Children's Literature international conference, together with The Spanish National Research Association on Children's Literature (ANILIJ). More than 100 researches from all over the world, such as Riitta Oittinen , University of Tampere (Finland), Zohar Shavit, University of Tel Aviv, writer Fatima Sharafeddine (Lebanon), and others. ...

28.09.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

33 Cinema Forum in Warsaw starts on October 13 in the Polish capital. About 200 films participate in it. Awardee of few Russian film festivals, Turkish Saddle by Yusup Razykov will compete for the main prize at the International film festival in Warsaw. The story protagonist is a FBI retiree who starts watching after random people being bored. And then his attention was attracted to...

27.09.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Unique set of CD named “Young Slava” is issued by record label Melodia, TASS reports. It is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the master of cello. There are early recordings made before 1967, including first renditions. Classical repertoire widely presented by concert recordings of Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme, Dvorak, Lalo, Saint Saens and others. Many...

27.09.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Anniversary of the legendary Russian marine artist Ivan Aivazovsky is marked in the capital of Lebanon by a large-scale Marine Festival organized by Russian Center of science and culture with participation of Coordinating Council of Compatriots, Rossotrudnichestvo informs. Gala ceremony of the festival opening was held at the territory of resort complex Djissir which gathered...

27.09.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Japanese audience have received the chance to see again famous ballerina Svetlana Zakharova, TASS reports. She had been on tours in Japan numerously. She has brought the new solo program Amore to Japan for the first time. According to Zakharova, the new program is quite a challenge for her. Her art admirers got used to the classical image of the dancer, however the Amore performance includes contemporary...

26.09.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg was included in the top world’s top museums according to the leading US travel website company TripAdvisor. St. Petersburg museum took the fifth place in the rating. The first place belongs to the Metropolitan Museum (New York), the second to The National WWII Museum (New Orleans), third to The Musée d'Orsay from Paris, and The Art...

26.09.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Previously unknown composition of Dmitry Shostakovich was found in the Main Archive Department of the Moscow region, Interfax reports. Composition named Imprompu set in very typical for Dmitry Shostakovich cursive handwriting was discovered among personal archive documents of violist Vadim Borisovsky who passed away in 1972. Experts from Glinka Music Culture Museum Shostakovich Archive have confirmed that the manuscript is...

25.09.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Third international festival Open your Europe in the Hermitage took place at the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, TASS report. The festival was timed with the 300th anniversary of the "great embassy" of Peter the Great to Europe. It also coincides with European Day of Languages celebrated on September 26 in the countries of the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states...

24.09.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

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As the Russkiy Mir reported, residents of Papua New Guinea addressed the head of the Russian Orthodox Church with a collective petition to establish an Orthodox mission in their country. This proposal was put forward after Kirill Shrakbul, a priest and head of the ROC mission in Taiwan, had visited Papua New Guinea.
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