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Russian Center of Science and Culture celebrates 15th anniversary

Released at: 14:43, 10/10/2018

Russian Center of Science and Culture celebrates 15th anniversary

A performance of the Moscow State Dance Academic Theatre Gzhel. Photo: Venajaseura.com

Range of Russian cultural activities being held from October 10 to 17.

by Le Diem

A series of Russian cultural activities are taking place from October 10 to 17 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Russian Center of Science and Culture.

The celebrations start with performances by a troupe from the Moscow State Dance Academic Theater, Gzhel, on October 10 in Hanoi and October 12 in Ho Chi Minh City. The theater was founded in 1988 to commemorate the 650th anniversary of the existence and development of one of the most well-known and most recognizable traditional Russian handicraft creations, Gzhel ceramics. The theatre is known for having Russia’s most outstanding talented and creative artists.

Gzhel is the name of a picturesque district situated some 60 km southeast of Moscow, where famous Gzhel ceramics are produced. Gzhel follows old Russian traditions of folk arts and crafts and its masters paint every item exclusively by hand. Ceramics can be described as faience or majolica, a type of pottery made from burnt white clay and covered with painted glaze. Its traditionally blue and dark blue ornaments and floral designs against the background of white glaze make Gzhel easily recognizable.

An exhibition themed “Russian Landscape” from famous Russian painter M.V. Stoyachko will be displayed at the Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi on October 10 to 12 and the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum from October 12 to 14.

Four Russian films - “Opera House”, “Moving Up”, “Flight Crew”, and “Salute” - will be screened on October 13 and 14 at the National Cinema Center in Hanoi, the Le Do Cinema in the central city of Da Nang, and Cinestar in Ho Chi Minh City.

A gala presided over by Ambassador of Russia to Vietnam, H.E. K. Vnukov, and Director of the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Vietnam, N. Shafinskaya, will take place in Hanoi on October 17. There will be a combination of traditional and contemporary art and music performed by both Russian and Vietnamese artists.

These events are open to everyone and entry is free. They are expected to attract some 5,000 visitors in total.

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