Closing the Year of Russian Culture in Turkey
The official ceremony of closing the Year of Russian Culture in Turkey was held in Ankara on December 11. The ceremony with the participation of the symphony orchestra “Solists of Moscow” under the direction of Y.Bashmet was organized by the
Ministry of culture and tourism of Turkey, the Federal agency of culture and cinematography (Roskultura) and the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Turkey.
The official representatives of the cultural authorities of Russia and Turkey addressing the guests of the concert pointed out considerable contribution of the cultural events in Turkey in 2007 with the participation of the Russian artistic
groups into bilateral relations between the two countries. Prior to the concert at the negotiations both sides discussed issues relating to the Year of Turkish Culture in Russia to be held in 2008.
The evening concert was held at full audience with the attendance of representatives of the Turkish government, local cultural and business elite, diplomatic corps, Russian compatriots and residents of the Turkish capital.