A festival of Indian Culture in Russia will be held from 17-30 September 2011 across Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan. The Festival is being organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation under the aegis of the Cultural Exchange Programme signed between India and Russia for 2010-2012.
The festival, among other events, would include cultural performances by two visiting troupes from India. The opening ceremony of the festival would be held on 17 September 2011 at 1900 hrs at Academic Hall, Russian Academy of Sciences. The opening concert would be a Bollywood Dance Musical 'Love Story', presented by 'Teamworks'. The group would also present their performance in St. Petersburg on 20 September 2011 at 1900 hrs at the theatre-festival 'Baltic House', Alexandrovsky park.
The Halar Lok Kala Kendra group from India would also be visiting Russia. This group would present Gujarati folk dance and music. The performances would be spread across 3 cities, namely Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan. The group will be performing in Moscow on 28 September at 1900 hrs at the 'Golden Ring' National Theatre of folk music and song.
The festival of Indian Culture in Russia would also include a painting exhibition titled 'Walking beyond Three Seas', showcasing works of art by renowned Russian artists, on themes related to India.
Under the aegis of these celebrations, the Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Moscow is organising an exhibition showcasing original literary works by Tagore, translated in many languages and digital reproductions of Tagore's paintings. The exhibition will be inaugurated on 22 September 2011 at 1700 hrs at the Oriental Centre of the Russian State Library.
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations along with the Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Moscow is also organising a conference on 'Tagore and Modern World'. The conference will be organised from 28-29 September 2011 at the Russian State University for the Humanities. An exhibition, showcasing 'Tagore in Cinema' and 'Tagore in Advertisements' will also be inaugurated on the sidelines of the conference. The exhibition will be inaugurated on 28 September 2011 at the Russian State University for Humanities.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre will also be participating in the conference 'History of Indian Culture: Images of the Past and the Present' dedicated to the 150th birth anniversary of Tagore. The conference is being organised on 30 September by the P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Yaroslavl.