EXHIBITION "KING ALEXANDER I AND RUSSIAN EMIGRATION" AT
THE WHITE PALACE
Belgrade, 16 December 2008. – On the occasion of 120
years since the birth of HM King Alexander I and 75 years since the
foundation of the Russian Cultural Centre in Belgrade, the exhibition "HM
King Alexander I and the Russian Emigration" of The Library Fund "Russian
Diaspora” and Russian Cultural Centre in Belgrade was officially opened this
evening at the White Palace.
On the behalf of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince
Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine the exhibition was opened by Mr.
Dragomir Acović president of the Privy Council. Mr. Acović read Crown Prince
Alexander’s letter and greeted all the guests pointing out the traditionally
good relations between the Royal House of Karađorđević and the Tsars Russia.
Mr. Vladimir Kutirin, director of the Russian Cultural Centre in Belgrade,
Mr. Victor Moskvin, director of the Library Fund "Russian Diaspora” from
Moscow and his deputy Mr. Alexander Fedotov, organizer of the exhibition
also addressed the guests.
King Alexander I was considered to be the one of the
biggest friends of Russians, given that a lot of emigrants moved to Serbia
after the civil war and revolution in Russia due to the King’s especially
favourable policy. A huge part of the Russian emigration saw in the young
and capable King their protector and patron. The immigrants played a
significant, strong and stimulating influence.
The goal of exhibition "King Alexander I and the Russian
Emigration" is to represent all aspect of influence Russian emigrants, under
patronage of King Alexander, made on Serbian culture, art, spirituality,
science and education in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in the 1920s and 1930s.
The setting "King Alexander I and the Russian Emigration" includes
photographs, work of art, archive documents, posters and material from The
Library Fund "Russian Diaspora”, “State Archive of the Russian Federation,
the Russian Fund for Culture, the Russian State Archive of Literature and
Art, the Russian Military-Historical archive, Archive of Serbia, Archive of
Yugoslavia, the National Library and National Museum of Serbia, the Serbian
Academy of Science and Art, and private collections.
The exhibition will be displayed at the White Palace
17-26 December 2008. The exhibition is open everyday at these times:
10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00 pm with prior announcement to the Office of Crown
Prince Alexander II telephone (011) 306-4001. Besides the exhibition,
visitors will also have the opportunity to tour the White Palace free of