Promotion of Russian Culture in the World

The uniqueness of each people's culture is not only its hallmark, but also the phenomenon of cultural diversity of human civilization. Russian culture is also an integral part of it.

Russia is a country with great cultural heritage and centuries-old traditions. The historical and geographical features of the country contributed to the fact that Russia was developing as a state where coexisted and developed many cultures, complementing each other. It is this characteristic makes the Russian culture attractive to foreigners, who has trying for centuries to grasp the mysterious "Russian soul".

Russian achievements in the field of literature, music, ballet, theater, visual arts are recognized worldwide.

Russian literature is not only a reflection of the aesthetic, moral and spiritual values of the people, but also characterized by deep psychologism of human characters. The works of Alexander Pushkin, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, and Sergey Esenin have long become a part of world literature.

Russian classical music is famous in the world due to works of composers such as P.I. Tchaikovsky, M.I. Glinka, S.V. Rachmaninov, I.F. Stravinsky, S.S. Prokofiev, and D.D. Shostakovich.

Russian fine art is made famous by many artists, among them V.A. Serov, V.I. Surikov, V.M. Vasnetsov, A.A. Ivanov K.Z. Malevich, M.Z. Shagal. Their paintings are always welcome participants of international art exhibitions.

Russian theatrical and ballet schools enjoy deserved authority and recognition in the world. The Stanislavsky method of acting used by many theater and film actors. There are internationally famed Russian theaters, such as the Mariinsky Theatre, the Bolshoi and Maly Theatres. The Russian ballet was made famous by G.S. Ulanova, M.M. Plisetskaya, R.H. Nuriev, M.N. Baryshnikov. The "Russian Seasons," and then the "Russian Ballet" by Sergei Diaghilev always gathered full halls and were the biggest events in the world of culture. The names of F.I. Shalyapin, S.Y. Lemeshev, G.P. Vishnevskaya inscribed in the world’s history of opera.

Since the outbreak of Russian cinema, it was linked to historical processes occurring in the country and in the world. Many Russian films received leading awards such as the Prize of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscar), and awards of the Cannes International Film Festival. The films S.M .Eisenstein's "Battleship Potemkin", G. Alexandrov's "Jolly Fellows", I.A. Pyrev’s " Swineherd and shepherd", S.F. Bondarchuk's "War and Peace", M.K. Kalatozov’s "The Cranes Are Flying" A.A. Tarkovsky’s "Solaris", V.V. Menshov’s "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears", N.S. Mikhalkov's "Burnt by the Sun", P.S. Lungin’s "Island", A.K. Cott’s "Brest Fortress" became the classics of world cinema.

One of the activities of Rossotrudnichestvo is the representation of Russian cultural heritage abroad, and the promotion of international cooperation in the sphere of culture. Rossotrudnichestvo supports and implements international projects in the field of culture and art in accordance with the Main Directions of Policy of Russian Federation in the Field of International Cultural and Humanitarian Cooperation.

The agency has 93 Representative Offices in 80 countries, working to all who are interested in Russia and Russian culture. The Russian Centers of Science and Culture regularly hosts a variety of activities aimed at promoting the culture of the peoples of Russia such as Russian folk concerts; music and dance performances; creative meetings with famous Russian cultural figures; exhibitions of modern artists; thematic exhibition of archival materials of Russian museums; the latest Russian films shows; Russian theater performances for adult and child audiences.

Rossotrudnichestvo is actively involved in the cross-years of Russia and foreign countries, as well as carries out a series of events abroad, dedicated to the memorable dates of Russian history.