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Opening of the Year of Russia in Spain and the Year of Spain in Russia

February 25, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev and King Juan Carlos I of Spain opened the Year of Russia in Spain and the Year of Spain in Russia.

Tags: culture, Spain

Executive order on celebrating the State Hermitage’s 250th anniversary in 2014

February 25, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev signed Executive Order On Celebrating the State Hermitage’s 250th anniversary.

Tags: culture

Opening of Year of Russian Culture in Italy and Year of Italian Culture in Russia

February 16, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi participated in an opening ceremony for the Year of Russian Culture and Language in Italy and Year of Italian Culture and Language in Russia.

Tags: culture, foreign policy, Italy

Meeting with the heads of ethnic and cultural associations from Bashkortostan

February 11, 2011

Strengthening interethnic unity was the subject of discussion. Dmitry Medvedev stressed that educational work has a big part to play in preventing interethnic conflicts and should be pursued more actively throughout the country.

Tags: culture, interethnic relations, Republic of Bashkortostan

Working meeting with Culture Minister Alexander Avdeyev

February 3, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev informed the minister about the establishment of Presidential awards for young cultural professionals and the presentation of 2011–2013 grants to six leading professional folk music and dance ensembles.

Tags: culture

Executive order on awarding the President's Prize for young cultural professionals

February 3, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev signed Executive Order On President's Prize for Young Cultural Professionals.

Tags: culture

Presidential grants for six folk art ensembles

February 3, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev signed Executive Order On 2011–2013 Presidential Grants for Leading Professional Folk Music and Dance Ensembles.

Tags: culture

Meeting with leadership of the Federal Assembly

January 17, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev met with speakers of the two chambers of the Federal Assembly, their deputies and heads of key committees in the Council of Federation and State Duma. This meeting format is to become regular.

Tags: children, culture, demographics, interethnic relations

Dmitry Medvedev visited a Bollywood film studio

December 22, 2010

Mr Medvedev met with Russian and Indian filmmakers at one of the biggest Bollywood studios to discuss cooperation opportunities in cinema, and also watched an Indian film being shot. 

Tags: culture, India

Dmitry Medvedev visited the Taj Mahal

December 22, 2010

As part of his official visit to India Dmitry Medvedev made a stop in Agra on his way from New Delhi to Mumbai to see the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world.

Tags: culture, India

Russian-Polish Public Forum

December 6, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev and Bronislaw Komorowski took part in the Forum’s opening ceremony.

Tags: culture, foreign policy, Poland

Russian-Italian interstate consultations

December 3, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi witnessed the signing of a package of bilateral agreements following Russian-Italian interstate consultations. 

Tags: culture, economy and finance, energy, foreign policy, sport, Italy

Working visit by Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Naryshkin to Armenia

November 29, 2010

Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Naryshkin visited Yerevan at Armenia’s invitation.

Tags: culture, foreign policy, Armenia

Congratulations to ballerina Maya Plisetskaya

November 20, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev congratulated outstanding ballerina Maya Plisetskaya on her birthday.

Tags: culture

Presidential instruction on the official reopening of the Bolshoi Theatre

October 29, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev signed an instruction on the official reopening of the Bolshoi Theatre main building.

Tags: culture

Congratulations to Nikita Mikhalkov on his 65th birthday

October 21, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev sent his congratulations to film director, actor, People’s Artist of the RSFSR and Chairman of the Russian Cinematographers’ Union Nikita Mikhalkov on his 65th birthday.

Tags: culture

Amendments to the law on Russia’s cultural heritage

October 19, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev signed Federal Law On Amending Articles 25 and 56 of the Federal Law On Cultural Heritage Sites (Historical and Cultural Monuments) of the Peoples of the Russian Federation.

Tags: culture

Presidential instructions following meeting with Russian theatre personalities

October 14, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev approved a list of instructions following a September 25 meeting with Russian theatre personalities.

Tags: culture

Meeting with Russian rock musicians

October 12, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev met informally with Russian rock musicians and answered their numerous questions.

Tags: culture, fight against drugs

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