The International Exhibition "The Language of the Ancient Sea" was presented on the Sidelines of the Russian-Chinese EXPO

21/07/2023 16:41

The Representative Office of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly in the Sverdlovsk Region, as part of the Russian-Chinese EXPO, presented the International Exhibition "Language of the Ancient Sea". The event was held on July 10 - 13 this year in Yekaterinburg on the sidelines of the International Exhibition INNOPROM. The project is aimed at developing cultural diplomacy between Russia and China and was created on the initiative of the “Idea” Social Activity Foundation, the Yekaterinburg Academy of Contemporary Art. Zelimkhan Mutsoev, Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, supported the initiative.

Russian students, participants of the “Marble Mile: Career Growth” project, shot more than 300 images of Ural marble patterns, digitized the resulting images and sent them to colleagues from Shenyan University in China. Chinese students were able to see the coincidence of natural patterns on the surface of the stone with Chinese characters. This is how a photo project with calligraphy components appeared. Texts for the photo exhibition in Chinese and Russian were prepared by the Confucius Institute in Yekaterinburg.

Opening the exhibition, the Head of the Representative Office of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Elmira Samokhina noted: "The joint creative activity of students has become an incentive for long-term cooperation, which will include students from other Chinese and Russian universities."

The Minister of Culture of the Sverdlovsk Region Svetlana Uchaikina, in her speech at the opening of the exhibition, noted that the upcoming 2024 and 2025 will become joint years of culture between Russia and China - this decision was made by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, emphasizing that nothing strengthens and unites peoples like cultural ties.

The opening of the International Photo Exhibition was also attended by representatives of the Chinese delegation - EXPO participants, Representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Yekaterinburg Alexander Kharlov, Head of the National Center for Public Diplomacy of the SCO in Russia Stanislav Korolev, Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, President of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio Valery Ruzin, Deputy Head of the General Secretariat of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Marina Plyasunova, Head of the Administration of the Ordzhonikidzevsky District of the city of Yekaterinburg Roman Kravchenko.