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The Black Sea coast of Bulgaria once again hosts the 8th International Festival "Friends, our Union is wonderful!". This year the festival takes place in a new place – the Balkanika-Rositsa international sports center. It is located on a peninsula near the spa town of Kiten. Residential camp buildings, buried in fruit trees and flowers, will open their doors to guests and participants of the festival. ...

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Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The Moscow International Youth Festival and Competition in circus art opens on Thursday, September 5. It will be hosted by the Nikulin Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard, MOLNET.RU writes. The prestigious show will be held for the eighteenth time, representatives of fifteen countries participate in...

05.09.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: novosti-surguta Compatriots living abroad are invited to join the Reading Bus campaign, the campaign’s website reports. It will be held on September 8th, when International Literacy Day will be celebrated in different countries. The action is organized by the Notebook of Friendship association. ...

05.09.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The largest book forum in Russia will last from September 4 to 8, according to the website of the Moscow Mayor. The presentation of the joint Russian and Belarusian publications - War Long Youth and Childhood in a Soldier's Cap, - dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic...

05.09.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The works of Dmitry Shostakovich, Sergey Prokofiev and famous English composers performed by the Russian-British orchestra will be presented in September to the audience of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi and the cities of Great Britain. The Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra, which has gathered...

04.09.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The Russian Seasons Festival starts in France in December 2019. This was stated at a press conference on September 3 by the Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Pavel Stepanov, TASS reports. The European audience will get the opportunity to get acquainted with the diversity of...

03.09.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo content: official website of the Musical September festival 74th international festival Septembre Musical in Switzerland opened with Symphonic fairy tale for children Peter and the Wolf. It was played by the Mariinsky Theater. This year the festival is dedicated to the Russian culture, Rossiyskaya Gazeta...

02.09.2019 Subject: Culture

From August 22 to 26, the VI International Festival of Slavic Cultures Svetoch was held in the summer capital of Estonia - Pärnu, the main resort city of the country. The festival is organized by the Järeleaitaja Training and Development Center with the support of the Estonian Ministry of Culture, the Russkiy Mir Foundation, the Folk Culture Center, the...

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Subject: Culture


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