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The President of the Russian Federation welcomed the participants and guests of the “Festival of Russian Culture in Japan - 2014”

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin sent a welcoming telegram to the participants and guests of the annual Festival of Russian Culture in Japan, which opened in Tokyo on June 2. The document was published on the Kremlin's official website.

“The main feature of this festival is the active participation of young performers in its program,” the telegram says. V. Putin noted that the guests of the festival "will get acquainted with the work of young musicians and artists, masters of choral singing and pupils of choreographic schools", "talented works of students of theater and cinematographic universities" will also be presented. The President of Russia expressed confidence that such events as the Festival of Russian Culture play "an important role in the development of Russian-Japanese cultural and humanitarian ties, contribute to the strengthening of mutual understanding and trust between our peoples."

According to the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Russian culture festivals are held in Japan every year since 2006, for eight years concerts, performances, exhibitions and film shows were held in 46 from 47 Japanese prefectures with the participation of almost six thousand Russian artists. 10 million Japanese were guests of the festivals.

There will be two opening ceremonies this year, the first in Tokyo and the second in Niigata on June 21st. Concerts, performances, exhibitions and film screenings will be held in 80 cities of the country. As part of the festival in Japan, young Russian performers will perform, including the Moscow Youth Chamber Orchestra, the Vokademiya ensemble and other winners of Russian music competitions. In addition, for the first time, Vyacheslav Polunin's Snow Show will come from St. Petersburg to Japan.

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