New Delhi, November 19, 2019: Commencing the much awaited celebrations of ‘Days of Moscow in Delhi’, the first day of celebrations between Russian capital Moscow and Delhi began with a Lecture by Russian Cosmonaut, Sergey Revin (of ROSCOSMOS) that gave the participating students a first-hand experience of space travel along-side a detailed photo exhibition on Space Exploration at IIIT-Delhi, Okhla Ind. Estate, Phase III. The day brought forward the multifaceted cultural and social offerings from Moscow, as many gathered for the lectures, cultural performances and photo exhibitions.

Students asked Mr Revin questions about life in space were seen actively engaging in conversations with him. The Lecture was followed by a simultaneous chess game session wherein Moscow Champion and Chess Grandmaster, Ivan Popov participated in a friendly set of matches with young chess players from Delhi Govt. schools, making it a one of kind experience. Participating students matched the Grandmaster’s moves with diligence and swiftness.

The first day also witnessed young dance enthusiasts learning from the State Academic Choreographic ensemble ‘Berezka’ at the Russian Centre for Science and Culture. FOr an auspicious start to a splendid evening, the lighting of the lamp ceremony took place in the presence of Hon'ble Dy. Chief Minister, Shri Manish Sisodia; His excellency, Mr. N. R Kudasheva; Ambassador of Russia to India and Mr. S.E. Cheremin, Moscow City Govt. Minister, Head of Department for External Economic and International Relations; Chairman Business Council for Cooperation with India. Extending the cultural celebration, Berezka also showcased their art, mesmerizing the spectators with their perfected ‘floating’ steps. The evening at Siri Fort also witnessed the stellar vocal group, Kvatro, performing melodic and upbeat songs. A vivid photo exhibition on Moscow’s culture and modern-day experience decked the foyer at Siri Fort.

Delhi Tourism, Govt. of Delhi in association with Govt. of Moscow is celebrating ‘Days of Moscow in Delhi’ featuring a variety of activities including Art & Culture, Heritage, Sports and other areas of mutual co-operation, as part of the Twin city agreement for Tourism & Education between the Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Govt. of City of Moscow, being held from 18-19 November 2019.

The second day of ‘Days of Moscow in Delhi’ will witness an elaborate Business Conference that will focus on issues of cultural, humanitarian, economic and investment cooperation between the two countries and cities, support for investors, small and medium businesses, elimination of trade barriers, localization of production, development of special economic zones.

Hosting the last open event of ‘Days of Moscow in Delhi’, the Russian Centre for Science & Culture will be hosting the screening of Russian drama film ‘T-34’ at the during the evening.

The extensive cultural programmes undertaken seek to bolster the bilateral ties between the two city governments and explore the immense potential for future partnership across multiple spheres.

19 November, Tuesday

09:30 - 13:30

Moscow Government Conference

Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel

Address: 19, Ashoka Rd, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

14:00 – 18:00

B2B meetings in the framework of the Moscow Government Conference

Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel

Address: 19, Ashoka Rd, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

18:00 – 19:30

Film screening of the modern Russian film "T-34"

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Russian Center of Science and Culture

Address: 24, Firozeshah Rd, Vakil Lane, Mandi House, New Delhi, 110001