Cultural events in Russia and abroad
The All-Russian contest "The Most Readable Region" will be held for the sixth time. It was launched in the Year of Literature in Russia. Ulyanovsk (2015), Voronezh (2016), Saint-Petersburg (2017), Irkutsk (2018) and Belgorod (2019) regions have been awarded the title "Literary Flagship of Russia" in different years. The contest's organizer is the Russian Book Union supported by the Federal Agency on Press and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation.
From August 1 to August 30, 2020, the Moscow historical park "Russia is My History" hosts the "Multinational Russia" photo exhibition. It brings together the brightest, most creative and exciting photographs of the finalists of the photo contest of the Russian Geographical Society "The Most Beautiful Country". It features 44 pictures of Russian landscapes, architecture, wild animals, everyday life of indigenous peoples.
The Sakhalin Regional Art Museum (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk) is marking the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples (celebrating annually on August 9). It presents a personal exhibition of Nikolai Dyavgoda - the Ulch master, artist, member of the Designers' Union of the Russian Federation, member of the Khabarovsk branch of the Russian Geographical Society. The exposition is entitled "Udyl is My Cradle".
Tsarskoe Selo State Museum and Heritage Site opened the exhibition "War Captivity During the First World War". The exposition is showcased in the museum "Russia in the Great War". It was arranged along with the International Committee of the Red Cross, which provided more than 30 archival photographs.
On August 8, at 20:00 (Moscow time), the "Kultura.RF" portal will launch the live broadcast of the opera "Boris Godunov". The famous opera by Modest Mussorgsky will be performed by the Saint-Petersburg State Theater "Music Hall" on Cathedral Square of the Peter and Paul Fortress. This project was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.