Festival "Origins" 2017 Automatic translate
On November 22-27, 2017, the VII International Festival-Competition of Russian Culture “Origins” was held in Moscow, which is held annually to popularize and preserve Russian culture and the Russian language in Russia and abroad, to support the work of children, adolescents and youth, and to develop public diplomacy, strengthening friendly international relations and the international prestige of Russia. The organizer of the festival is the Center for Civic Initiatives “Right to Life”.
The festival was attended by Russians and compatriots living abroad from Canada, Latvia, Armenia, Moldova, Bulgaria, France, the USA, Kazakhstan, Spain, Croatia, Azerbaijan, South Ossetia, Belarus, Israel, Italy, Turkey, Austria, Germany, Spain and other countries.
The four days of the festival were full of events aimed at a comprehensive immersion in Russian culture, history and traditions, introduced and made friends of the festival participants from different countries. Every day at the concerts, a festival anthem sounded, which brought together the laureates and owners of the Grand Prix of past years, as well as new participants in the festival.
November 23 at the State Institute of the Russian Language A.S. Pushkin hosted the Day of the Russian Language and Russian Culture. The grand opening of the festival took place with a crowded room. Performances of People’s Artist of the Russian Federation Natalya Bannova, Honored Artists of the Russian Federation Svetlana Bochkova and Vladimir Mikhailov, young Russian singer Sofia Fisenko, members of the international jury Nina Penner-Baranova from Germany and Alexander Prokhorov from the USA, laureates and owners of the Grand Prix of the festival of past years, creative teams of the Institute did not leave anyone indifferent. At the grand opening, the head of the international department of the Directorate of the International Festival of Arts “Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk” Svetlana Avdeeva presented the President of the festival, Sergeyeva Yekaterina, with a certificate of entry of the Istoki Festival into the World Association of Festivals (WAF). After the grand opening of the festival participants and students of the Institute, a large interactive program awaited - a historical workshop “Journey to Ancient Russia” from the Silver Wolf team, a master class in Russian with a professor Vladimir Annushkin, a master class in folk doll from a Udmurt craftswoman Olga Perminova. On the same day, in the hall of the Academic Council there was a round table discussion "Preservation and popularization of Russian culture and the Russian language in Russia and abroad." The round table was attended by representatives of Rossotrudnichestvo, the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation and Moscow, the Moscow House of Compatriots and the Council on Nationalities of the Government of Moscow, representatives of the national diasporas of Russia, cultural and art workers, heads of delegations, compatriots living abroad.
On November 24, a vocal competition was held in the concert hall of the A. N. Scriabin Memorial Museum. Spectators with great love accepted all the performances. The international professional jury consisted of representatives from 9 countries. The chairman of the jury Lina Arifulina is a well-known Russian producer and director. Along with an adult jury, participants were evaluated by a children’s jury from 4 countries. After the competition for all children was held "Initiation into Muscovites" on the Old Arbat. This day ended for participants and parents with an incredibly interesting and useful master class from Lina Arifulina.
On November 25, the day began with a visit to the Moscow estate of Father Frost, where Santa Claus, the Snow Maiden, the gnomes were waiting for the festival participants, and Father Frost’s mail worked. On the same day in the large hall of the Children’s Art School. M.A. Balakirev, the participants and special guests of the festival gave a big concert dedicated to Mother’s Day, which was a great success in the crowded auditorium.
On November 26, in the October Hall of the House of Unions, a gala concert was held, which was opened with a ceremony of bringing in the flag of the Russian Federation and the flag of the city of Moscow by Rota of the special guard of the Presidential Regiment. The gala concert was attended by People’s Artists of Russia Natalya Bannova and Lyudmila Safonova, Neposedy Theater Studio, Dom Slavic Ensemble and Guslyarov Ensemble Long-Term, Honored Artist of North and South Ossetia Amaga Gotti, young Russian singer, representative of Russia Junior Eurovision 2016 Sofya Fisenko, the jury members are Eli Raikhlin from Israel, Andrei Shevchuk from France, Nina Penner-Baranova from Germany, Clark Rubinstein and Ekaterina Shinkareva from the USA, Tatyana Praskovya Kirilyuk from Moldova, Daniel Barinov from Avs three, Sofia Kazakova from Latvia and others. The program of the gala concert was led by the Honored Artist of Russia Alexander Oleshko. Festival President Sergeyeva Yekaterina handed Sofya Fisenko a personal certificate for the right to represent the Istoki Festival at the gala concert of the World Association of Festivals (WAF) as part of the 2018 Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk. The results of the vocal competition were announced in a festive atmosphere. The winner of the Grand Prix was Thais Saka, 12 years old, Turkey. The laureates of the first degree are - Elizaveta Perminova, 12 years old, Russia (Udmurtia); Valeria Kuchma, 14 years old, Latvia; Anastasia Vasilieva, 16 years old, Belarus. Laureates of the II degree became - Yalki Saka, 10 years old, Turkey; Timur Lezgishvili, 10 years old, Canada; Elena Lozhkareva, 16 years old, Russia (Nizhny Novgorod region). Laureates of the third degree are Olga Mutova, 9 years old, Russia (Khabarovsk); Anastasia Tobolicheva, 13 years old, Lugansk; Brandon Rubinstein, 12 years old, USA. Camilla Kusova, 15 years old, Russia (Republic of North Ossetia-Alania) received a special prize and a personal invitation as a special guest of the Sources Festival -2018. At the award, all participants and jury members received letters from the festival, illustrated books by Vladimir Gilyarovsky “Moscow and Muscovites”, commemorative medals, wall clocks and calendars with the symbols of the festival, much more, and the winners also cups and nesting dolls, also many festival participants, members of the jury and representatives were marked with gifts, plaques, and personal certificates. After the award, the winners of the vocal contest performed songs that brought them victory. The festival "Sources" -2017 completed the festival anthem performed by all participants, members of the jury and guests of honor, who then said goodbye for a long time, exchanged contacts, souvenirs, took pictures for a long memory.
In 2017, the Istoki Festival won the Presidential Grants Fund Competition and was implemented using a grant from the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society.
The VII International Festival-Competition of Russian Culture "Origins" revealed for its participants the diversity of Russian culture, language, traditions, Russian sources in every soul. The words for the festival have a deep meaning: “Russia begins with the Sources that go back centuries. Every Russian person should know the language, songs, customs, culture. We are all different, but Russia is one with us! ”
See you in 2018 at the eighth International Festival-Competition of Russian Culture "Origins"!
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