TALLINN, 17 Sep — RIA Novosti, Nikolai Adashkevich. The festival of Russian culture FEELRUSSIA (“feel Russia”) will be held 17 and 18 September in the town hall square in the centre of Tallinn, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Estonia.
On the main stage of the festival will perform Opera singers of the Mariinsky theatre, ensembles of folk music and folk dance, scheduled film screenings and master classes.
Last Friday a press-conferences in Tallinn, the Russian Ambassador to Estonia Aleksandr Petrov thanked the authorities of the Estonian capital, noting that from the very beginning, when the question arose about the organization of the festival, “we have met the most sympathetic, positive response”. He also noted that a similar attitude was in the Ministry of culture of Estonia.
“We often say that our bilateral relations at the present stage, experience a difficult period. But, as for our relations in the field of culture, the picture is fundamentally different. It is important for us to see the interest that is manifested in Estonia for such events and examples of more than enough,” said Petrov.
According to the Vice-mayor of Tallinn Michael Kalvert between Russia and Estonia there is a long history of relations in the field of culture. “For many years we have had a common history and some common cultural Foundation. I hope that the festival, which starts tomorrow, will show the greatness and enduring values of culture, values that we need to realize through the generations not just the mind and heart,” said Calvert.
Festival FEELRUSSIA launched this year in Kazakhstan, then moved to Austria — to Vienna, then to Germany — to Munich. Estonia passes the baton to Spain and Greece. All events are held outdoors.
On the main stage in Tallinn will perform the soloists of the Mariinsky theatre, the ensemble “Bis-quit”, folk dance ensemble “Kalinka”, the ensemble of drummers “Rhythms of mountains”, the group FolkBeat. In the framework of the screenings the audience can see films about the nature of “My planet”, the movie “Happiness is…” for young viewers will show the cartoon “Masha and the bear”.
The event was organized by the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation with the support of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and with the assistance of the Russian Embassy in Estonia.-0-