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Concerts of the Choir of the Moscow Sretensky Monastery took place in Lebanon

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News from the life of Russian compatriots living abroad will be told by Evgenia Borovaya.

See in the issue:
  • Rossotrudnichestvo presented a new corporate identity for Russian Houses Abroad;
  • Concerts of the Choir of the Moscow Sretensky Monastery took place in Lebanon; 
  • Ryazan forum "Soul history” brought together Russian compatriots;
  • The results of the festival-competition “Origins” were summed up in Moscow.

At the 6th Eastern Economic Forum, Rossotrudnichestvo presented a new style of Russian Houses for abroad. The presentation was held by the Deputy Head of the Agency Dmitry Polikanov. He spoke about the updated logo in the form of a state architectural attribute with a QR code for faster access to information. The inscription "Russian House" will be displayed in different languages depending on the geographical location of the country. Let me remind you that the rebranding was initiated this year by Evgeny Primakov. The head of the Agency drew attention to the fact that the abbreviations used and such names as "RTsNK" and "Rossotrudnichestvo" are difficult to pronounce for foreigners. Therefore, foreign Representative Offices have an unofficial name - "Russian House". Evgeny Aleksandrovich told our TV channel that the new visual style is only a small part of the changes. 

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Evgeny Primakov, Head of Rossotrudnichestvo:

“This is just one of the elements of the updates that we are going through . We must be more modern, more recognizable. And you need to understand that this is precisely the logo of our representative offices, our Russian houses. We continue to work on updating the logo of the Agency itself.

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Dmitry Polikanov also announced the creation of a network of non-state Russian houses. This project is aimed at expanding the humanitarian impact of Russia abroad, where our compatriots, graduates of domestic universities, NGOs, private Russian schools and local universities will be able to independently create their own representative offices. The Deputy Head of Rossotrudnichestvo noted that such a decision would allow not only to increase the number of scientific, cultural and educational events, but also to go beyond the capital cities of the host countries, in which the Agency's regional centers are currently mainly concentrated. In a couple of dozen countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, a request for the creation of Russian houses has already been formed. /fe7/fe7d05539a242f458afb2ceca17ed775.jpg" height="443" title="01-29 News of Compatriots 12.jpg">

The choir of the Moscow Sretensky Monastery performed in Lebanon. Concerts were held at the Temple of Bacchus in Baalbek and at the Church of St. Joseph in Ashrafiya. The event was organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation in cooperation with the Russian House in Beirut.

The project was supported by the Municipality of Baalbek and the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music. We were informed about this by the head of cultural projects of the Russian House in BeirutSvetlana Safa. The choir under the direction of Nikon Zhyla is one of the most famous male church singing groups. He adheres to the classical traditions of polyphony and is widely known in Russia and abroad.

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The unique team introduced Lebanese fans of vocal art to the song traditions of Russia. The artists performed familiar folk melodies, as well as classical works in Russian and foreign languages. At the end of the tour, church chants were performed. Head of the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Lebanon Vadim Zaichikov expressed his gratitude to the Lebanese side for the opportunity to hold such a large-scale event. The audience noted the high level and jewelry sound balance of the singing voices, and the Russian artists noted the extraordinary cordiality and warm welcome. upload/medialibrary/2ed/2ed7b41a017c903d164651ac6bf982e2.jpg" height="444" title="01-29 News of Compatriots 03.jpg">

The international forum called by the organizers “The Soul of History” took place in Ryazan. The event was initiated by the Regional branch of the All-Russian Interethnic Youth Union with the support of Rosmolodezh and other organizations. The congress brought together students of educational institutions and leaders of youth organizations from Ryazan, Moscow, Samara and Kursk, as well as Russian compatriots from Great Britain, Spain, Armenia, India, Malaysia, Morocco and other countries. The events were held at several venues, where the participants discussed and developed youth projects in the field of preserving and popularizing the Russian historical, cultural and spiritual heritage in Russia and abroad within the framework of plenary, thematic and project sessions. The cultural part of the program included excursions to the sights of the region. 

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Within the framework of the forum, a meeting was also held with Metropolitan of Ryazan and Mikhailovsky Mark. The priest noted that "the modern young people need not be afraid to take on bolder complex projects that change lives around us, and this forum is an excellent opportunity for live communication, which allows not only to exchange practices, but also to feel the soul.” 

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Anniversary X International festival-competition of Russian culture "Origins" was held in Moscow. The Center for Civil Initiatives "Right to Life" is annually organized by the Center for Civil Initiatives with the support of the Presidential Grants Fund. The mission of the festival is to popularize and preserve Russian culture and the Russian language in Russia and abroad, to develop people's diplomacy, as well as to strengthen friendly interethnic ties and the international prestige of our country. Ekaterina Sergeeva, President of the "Origins" Competition, delivered a welcoming speech at the opening.

Ekaterina Sergeeva, President of the "Istoki" International Festival-Competition of Russian Culture:

“Our task, the task of the festival, is to make these children friends so that they study the Russian language, Russian song, Russian culture together. We have been gathering these children at our festivals for more than 10 years. I try to make sure that the best scenes, the biggest scenes, are open to these kids.” 

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The event was attended by laureates and winners of the Grand Prix of the festival of past years , participants of the vocal competition, special guests, jury members, artists, musicians from Russia, Bulgaria, Germany, USA, Turkey, Greece and other countries. The main events of the festival were: the concert "Moscow Gathers Friends", a vocal competition to determine the Grand Prix Winner, the Forum of Cultural Initiatives and the Gala Concert, which ended with a solemn award. All contestants received certificates, diplomas and memorable gifts. The list of finalists is published on the official website of the festival "Istoki", video performances of the contestants are posted on the official platforms of the competition - on the YouTube channel, on Facebook and on the page on Instagram.

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b>Evgenia Borovaya
, program manager - Aleksey Novatsky.

The program is being created with the support of the Department of Foreign Economic and International Relations city of Moscow

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