MOSCOW, August 13 (Itar-Tass) - Several dozen creative teams from Russia and China will take part in the first Russian-Chinese Friendship Bridge open-air art festival that starts in Moscow on Tuesday. The children’s and youth creativity event will be held within the framework of the Year of Chinese Tourism in Russia.
“The main aim of the festival is the strengthening of friendship between the nations of Russia and China as the basis for mutually beneficial cooperation in the humanitarian, cultural, educational and political fields,” the event’s organizers said. “This arts festival is called open not accidentally, because in the future we plan to hold drawings contests, organize exhibitions of artists, invite artists and athletes and make the festival annual.”
The young participants of the event will present their talents and achievements in various forms of art that will demonstrate the two countries’ rich ethnic and cultural traditions.
The program of events includes the performance of folk and brass instruments bands, vocal groups, a Chinese choreographic group and an orchestra of Russian folk instruments.
All participants in the event will receive prizes and diplomas.
The Friendship Bridge festival was organized by the Russian-Chinese economic, scientific-technical and humanitarian cooperation partnership (NP MOST), the Krasny Galstuk (Red Tie) young journalists’ training centre and China Radio International.