Egypt's Culture Minister Ines Abdel-Dayem announced the launch of the Year of Humanitarian Exchange between Egypt and Russia with 23 cultural activities scheduled to take place throughout the upcoming 12 months.
The launch event will take place at the Cairo Opera House, on Friday 18 June with the presence of Abdel-Dayem; Olga Yarilova, representative of the Russian Federation and deputy minister of culture; Magdy Saber, chairman of the Cairo Opera alongside a number of ministers, ambassadors and leaders of the Ministry of Culture.
The event will also include a performance of Beryozka (Berezka) Dance Ensemble, one of the internationally renowned and 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.
It is worth adding that Russia has been chosen as the guest of honor for the currently ongoing Ismailia International Festival for Documentary and Short Films (16-22 June).
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