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March 10, 2020 16:06
Mega India-Russia Friendship Fest of Strategic Partnership for 20yrs hosted in Delhi

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The celebration of the friendship that is being shared by India and Russia has taken place in Delhi at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts on the 7th and 8th of March.

The event has been marked by the traditional music of Russia which comprised of Balalaika recital, chorus, folk dances and was interweaved by the traditional music of India comprising of Bharatnatyam, Hindustani vocal and folk dances.

Four talk shows based on travel and the life in Russia have been held and a Moscow- based journalist named as Debasmita Moulik has spoke on the popular myths about Russia. The professor Yevgenia Vanina has spoke in Hindi on the tradition of celebrating the International Women’s Day in Russia.

The event has been inaugurated by Nikolay Kudashev who is the Ambassador of Russia to India . He said that the maiden event that has been organized for two days aims at celebrating the friendship shared by India and Russia as the year 2020 is said to be the 20th anniversary year of establishment of the Russian- Indian strategic partnership and also the 10th anniversary year of evaluating the unique bond which is shared by India and Russia to the level of special and privileged strategic partnership.

Nikolay Kudashev has added saying that he has been looking forward for hosting the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi at the celebrations on the 9th of May in Moscow.

He has also said that this year of 2020 also marks the 550 year of the people- to- people contacts of Russia and India which have been initiated by Afanasy Nikitin who is a Russian merchant and who has visited the country India even before Vasco da Gama and has written a vivid description of India.

The Ambasdsador Nikolay Kudashev has added saying that the program has been an endeavour for commemorating the similar civilization values, time- tested friendship, mutual understanding, trust, common interests and also the proximity of approaches to the fundamental issues of both the development being socially and also economically.

He has added saying that this would help in promoting the cultural and the business ties, showcasing the traditions, arts, music and dance and also the cuisines, crafts literature and the tourism potential.

By Shrithika Kushangi

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