Russian Deputy Minister of Culture Olga Yarilova and her accompanying delegation toured the Giza Pyramids on Tuesday on the sidelines of their official visit to Egypt to celebrate the year of humanitarian cooperation between Egypt and Russia.
The year of humanitarian cooperation was initiated by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
Russian Deputy Minister of Culture Olga Yarilova with her accompanying delegation at the Giza Pyramids
During her tour, Yarilova praised the ancient Egyptian civilization and the greatness of the Pyramids, and took many memorial photos in front of the Khufu Pyramid, the Sphinx and the Panorama area.
She thanked Egypt’s foreign ministry for providing an opportunity for dialogue with representatives of the various Egyptian ministries.
She also praised the Egyptian culture ministry’s great interest in building bridges of cultural cooperation between the two sides and for the warm welcome of Russia's Beriozka ensemble for folk arts, which is a symbol of the Russian folk art, at the Cairo Opera House.
She also expressed her happiness for the applause the Beriozka ensemble’s performance received at the opera house.
Members of Beriozka ensemble stressed their desire to come back in the coming period to present their performances on Egypt's different theaters.
For his part, Russian Ambassador to Egypt Georgiy Borisenko confirmed the success of the Russian delegation's visit to Cairo, voicing his full appreciation for the efforts of the Egyptian government in arranging the visit to achieve fruitful results.