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ST.PETERSBURG, January 30. /ITAR-TASS/. The St. Petersburg Presidential Library named after Boris Yeltsin has opened an exhibition of paintings in Beijing timed to coincide with the celebrations of the Chinese New Year.
The paintings based on traditional oriental scenarios, are exhibited at the Russian Cultural Center in Beijing, established by the Rossotrudnichesto organization, which has a department of the St. Petersburg Presidential Library, the library's press service told Itar-Tass. On display are copies of paintings by Chinese artists of the middle 19th and the early 20th centuries from Russian cultural institutions which keep the original paintings in their collections.
The paintings feature divine images which symbolize wealth, prosperity, children and fertility. Such pictures have been traditionally used in Chinese households on the Chinese New Year's Eve and in the interior decor of Chinese houses during Festivals of Lanterns and on different occasions of family celebrations of engagements, weddings or births.
Thousands of people in Beijing come to see the Russian exhibition, which became possible thanks to a broad presentation of the National Library in an electronic version all over the world and its close cooperation with the Russian library and the Russian Geographical Society, the press service of the Presidential Library said.
The Presidential Library has been cooperating with China since 2010 when a Center of access to the electronic resource of the Presidential Library was opened on the basis of the Russian Cultural Center in Beijing, the press service said. The Presidential Library and the National Library of China signed a Memorandum of understanding and cooperation in 2012.