Russia’s Deputy Minister of Culture Olga Yarilova visited the Pyramids Plateau on Friday along with a Russian delegation as part of the Year of Humanitarian Exchange between Egypt and Russia 2021/2022.
Yarilova and her delegation went on a tour organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, starting with a tour of the Great Pyramid from inside, then moving to the panorama area and Sphinx.
During the tour, Yarilov expressed her admiration of the Giza pyramids and ancient Egyptian civilization.
The launch of the year-long exchange will take place at the Cairo Opera House, on Friday 18 June that will include a performance by the Beryozka (Berezka) Dance Ensemble.
The internationally renowned ensemble is one of the oldest Russian dance troupes, founded by Russian choreographer and dancer Nadezhda Nadezhdina in 1948 in the Soviet Union.
Over 20 artistic events will follow throughout the year including seminars, book fairs, art and traditional crafts exhibitions, discussions on the effects of Russian literature on Egyptian literature, as well as a series of exchange between Russian and Egyptian artists. Closing the year, in May 2022, a showcase of Egyptian art will take place in Moscow, Russia.