June 02, 2014 14:01
Naryshkin opens festival of Russian culture in Japan
TOKYO. June 2 (Interfax) - Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin opened Festival of Russian Culture in Japan 2014 and read Russian President Vladimir Putin's welcome to the guests and participants in the festival.
"The good relations between our countries have always formed good-neighborly relations between our peoples. Today the need to maintain a good atmosphere is felt especially acutely, and therefore, when we open the Russian seasons in Japan in 2014, we make another step in towards the establishment of mutual understanding and development of humanitarian relations between our countries," Naryshkin at the opening ceremony of the festival on Monday.
Naryshkin read the guests and participants in the festival an address by Russian President Vladimir Putin, which, among other things, stated that the main characteristic of this festival is active participation by young performers in it.
"Our Japanese friends will become familiar with the work by choir singers and dancing school students," Naryshkin said.
Naryshkin said Putin said he is confident that "such large-scale interesting and really beautiful projects play an important role in the development of Russian-Japanese cultural and humanitarian relations and help strengthen mutual understanding and confidence between our people."
The Russian culture festival in Japan has been conducted every year for nine years now. The Russian organizational committee of the festival has been headed by Naryshkin since 2006.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
July 29, 2016
U.S.' idea on 7-day ceasefire in Syria might be discussed at consultations between Russian, U.S. military officials in Geneva - Russian diplomat
Mass detentions of protesters begin in Yerevan
Russia sharing full information on humanitarian operation in Aleppo with Turkey - diplomat
Russian Defense Ministry ready to cooperate in Aleppo with all intl humanitarian organizations - official
Protesters, police clash in Yerevan
Russian Defense Ministry to examine all of de Mistura's proposals on humanitarian operation in Aleppo, may of which deserve support - official
Russian Defense Ministry won't allow humanitarian corridors in Aleppo to be used by militants - official
Humanitarian corridors in Aleppo to be opened in both directions - Russian military official
Russian diplomat denies allegations that humanitarian operation in Aleppo might camouflage its storm
IT WOULD BE WRONG TO TALK ABOUT FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE OF ANKARA'S POSITION ON SYRIA, BUT MOSCOW STILL HOPES FOR THIS - RUSSIAN DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER RYABKOV TO INTERFAX
RUSSIA SHARES ALL INFORMATION ON HUMANITARIAN INFORMATION IN ALEPPO WITH TURKEY - RUSSIAN DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER RYABKOV TO INTERFAX
POLICE DETAINING NUMEROUS DEMONSTRATORS NEAR SEIZED POLICE BUILDING IN YEREVAN, USING SPECIAL MEANS - INTERFAX CORRESPONDENT
RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY TO STUDY ALL DE MISTURA'S PROPOSALS ON RUSSIAN HUMANITARIAN OPERATION IN ALEPPO; MANY OF THEM WORTH SUPPORT - RUSSIAN DEPUTY DEFENSE MINISTER ANTONOV
U.S. PROPOSAL ON 7-DAY CEASEFIRE IN SYRIA MAY BE DISCUSSED AT CONSULTATIONS BETWEEN RUSSIAN, U.S. MILITARY IN GENEVA - DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER RYABKOV TO INTERFAX