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17 января / 2018

Photo exhibition "Crimea Today" in New-Delhi

On January 15, 2018, Russian Centre of Science and Culture in New Delhi hosted “CRIMEA TODAY” Photo Exhibition, organized by Regional Public Organization “Face to Face: Promoting the Dialogue between Religions and Cultures” with the support of Rossotrudnichestvo (Federal Agency for CIS Affairs, Russian Compatriots Living abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation) and the Embassy of Russia in India.

Solemn ceremony of inauguration saw the presence of Indian social figures and politicians, activists of friendship societies, Russian Embassy in New Delhi representatives and compatriots. Mr J.P.Agarwal, politician, Maj. Dalbir Singh, Co-President of the International Organization “Assembly of the Peoples of Eurasia” and Head of the Department of social relations and information of All-Indian Congress Committee (AICC), Dr Neelakshi Suryanarayan, Head of Slavonic and Finno-Ugrian Studies, Delhi University, Ms Elena Barman, Chairman of Delhi All India Association of Russian Compatriots, Mr Fedor Rozovsky, Director of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Mr Sergey Karmalito, Senior Counsellor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in India and other dignitaries were among the guests of the occasion.

The exhibition comprises 80 photos, which had been shot by Moscow and Crimean photographers from 2015 to 2016. “Our goal was to show all spheres of life of the peninsular as they are, not decorated, to make the spectaculars come to the objective view of today’s Crimea, which has gained new future joining Russia”, - Mr. Rafael Fainberg, Managing Director of “Face to Face”, noted.

Sharing his experience of recently visiting Crimea, Maj. Dalbir Singh lauded the wonderful progress and achievements accomplished at the peninsular in harmony with peace and tranquility. Maj. Singh emphasized that these photos would give the visual evidence of life in this Russian region. “I am confident that it will help Indians to know more about Crimea and its people, whose labour makes this fine peninsular more and more attractive day by day”.

Mr Sergey V. Karmalito recalled that in October 2017 Crimea saw the visits of Indian journalists, social figures and politicians, who participated in the international conference “Crimea in Modern Global Context”, by results of which the “Friends of Crimea” international society was found. “We hope that activities of this association will be widely supported in India”, - pointed out the diplomat.

Mr Rozovsky shared his plans to hold this photo exhibition in Russian Centers of Science and Culture in Mumbai, Chennai, as well as in Kolkata and Trivandrum. “We started this year with the exhibition dedicated to life of Crimea. Frankly speaking, not all the Indians realize that Crimea has voluntarily rejoined Russia, its historical motherland”, added Rozovsky. “I am confident that this exhibition will provide the Indians with real understanding of what our Crimea is, and especially how people live there now. We have always been proud of its multiculturalism, traditions of many religions, which are being fully supported and developed now. I do believe that it is a very needed and wholesome project, which will be carried on”.