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The International Theater Festival "Art Workshop" will be held in Finland from August 16 to 18. The one-man performance of actor Andrei Emelyanov based on the novel “The Reserve” by Sergei Dovlatov and the street performance of the Mongolfieri circus theater from St. Petersburg will represent Russia at the International Theater Festival. According to the website of Union of Russian Theaters Abroad, four countries will take part in the Festival of Russian-language theaters.
Pro Helvetia, a Swiss Foundation for art and culture is extremely active in Russia, bringing the best of Swiss art, film and theatre. And even the typical down-season does not apply to Swiss art professionals. Later in August the Kazan Centre for contemporary culture welcomes the duo of Francoise and Daniel Cartier, while Yekaterinburg museum of photography “Metenkov’s House” is getting ready to host Marianne Mueller. The Open Look festival of contemporary dance once again invited Swiss dancers and choreographers.
American swing, spirituals, along with music by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, were all played at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Joanna Medawar Nachef Singers (JMN Singers) from the United States teamed up on stage with members of the Pokrov Chamber Choir to perform that unusual program in a concert organized as part of the Choral Seasons project, designed to promote cooperation between Russia and the US and professional contacts between musicians.
Large-scale tour of Bolshoi Ballet troupe starts in London. It is eagerly awaited by local classical dance lovers and the actors themselves. It should be noticed that Bolshoi Theater has many fans in Great Britain. According to the theater, the tour will be the sixth in a row held this century. It opens the Russian program of the Cross Year of Music of Great Britain and Russia. Russian actors will be entering the Covent Garden stage for three weeks. The legends of Russian ballet will be presented to the British public.
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​The14th Chekhov International Theatre Festival, the largest theatre event of a kind in Russia, is in full swing. Better known to a broader audience in the country and beyond under the name of the Chekhovsky Festival, it has long become an integral part of the international cultural dialogue: every other summer since 1992 various Moscow venues host crème de la crème of the world theatre across genres and formats. Running through the summer until the end of July, this year festival’s programme includes 22 stage productions of different genres from 15 countries, including Argentina, Belarus, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, China, Russia, Taiwan, France, South Africa and Japan.​
The spectacular first-ever solo show of Max Ernst's paintings in Russia opened in the Twelve-Column Hall of the New Hermitage and will be running throughout the summer granting visitors the opportunity to admire works of Ernst from his so called “first French period”. At the core of the exhibition are approximately 20 paintings and works on paper - collages, drawings, and prints - from the 1920s on, marking Ernst’s passage from avant-garde experimentation to proto-Surrealism. This period was brief - a little over a decade - but played a decisive role in Ernst’s artistic output.
If you are 25-35 years old, you are young and ambitious, successful in your career or seek to improve your professional skills, if you are a political or public figure, a specialist in media, science, culture, sports or youth activism, then you have a chance to visit Russia taking part in the “New Generation” program of the Rossotrudnichestvo. What is the “New Generation” program? It’s a unique Russian youth program held annually by Rossotrudnichestvo since 2011.
Georgy Chicherin is one of Russia's outstanding diplomats. As Commissar for Foreign Affairs in the Soviet government, he made a significant diplomatic contribution to bringing our country out of international isolation. It is also important to note that Georgy Chicherin took part in the preparation of the first issues of the journal “International Affairs”. Streets, schools, libraries are named after him, as well as an orphan home located in the village “Karaul” in the Tambov region, which is regularly visited by representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Once a Free Trade Zone between Lisbon and Vladivostok, the vision of an economic or even political unification of Russia and the European Union is far away from today’s reality. Organizing the first EU-Russia Student Conference, two Austrians studying in Moscow are trying to improve the relationship between the EU and Russia with unusual means. On June 14th and 15th, 80 students will gather in Moscow to present their ideas on so-called “business cases” to eminent representatives of Austria’s and Russia’s worlds of economics and finance.