Seasons Of Russian Culture To Be Held In Armenia Until Late 2008


Noyan Tapan
April 24, 2008

YEREVAN, APRIL 24, NOYAN TAPAN. Mikhail Shvidkoy, the Head of the
RF Federal Agency of Culture and Cinematography, is in Armenia at
the invitation of the RA Ministry of Culture. Within the framework
of the visit, on April 23, an agreement on organization and holding
of Seasons of Russian Culture in Armenia in 2008 was signed between
the Ministry and the Agency.

As RA Minister of Culture Hasmik Poghosian mentioned, Armenian-Russian
cultural relations have always been high-level. The Minister said that
many events will be organized both in Armenia and in Russia within the
framework of bilateral cooperation. In particular, Armen Jigarkhanian’s
and Fomenko’s theaters will perform on tours in Armenia. The latter
will present the War and Peace and Family Happiness performances
to spectators. And Moscow A. Chekhov Art Academic Theater will take
part in the Shakespeare Festival to be held in Yerevan presenting the
Hamlet performance. Besides, according to H. Poghosian, a series of
events dedicated to the memory of renowned Armenian composer Mikayel
Tariverdiyev will be organized within the framework of the agreement.

M. Shvidkoy, in his turn, said that companies of actors, who have
never been to Armenia, will also perform on tours in Armenia this
year. "Cooperation of Armenian and Russian artists continues and
we try to find new ways of cooperation, as well as to deepen and
strengthen bilateral cultural relations for even more," he said.

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