OPENING OF RUSSIAN EXHIBITION AT THE ROYAL PALACE "ICON:
HISTORY AND MODERNITY"
Belgrade, 18 February 2011 – An Exhibition of Russian Icons,
"Icon: History and Present" was opened today at the Royal Palace with the
organization of the Russian Orthodox Club from Moscow and under the auspice of
HRH Crown Prince Alexander, the Embassy of the Russian Federation and the
Russian Cultural Centre (Ruski Dom).
At this unique event the public had the opportunity to be
introduced by a superb collection of icons created in Russia from the sixteenth
to nineteenth centuries, and learn about Russian tradition and heritage.
At the opening ceremony speeches were delivered by HRH Crown
Prince Alexander, HE. Mr. Alexander Konuzin, Russian Ambassador to Serbia, Mr.
Igor Vladimirovich Vozrakov, Director of the Museum of Icons in Moscow and Mr.
Andrej Antonovich Poklonski. After the speeches Mrs. Jelena Motina, supervisor
of the exhibition delivered awards to HE Mr. Alexander Konuzin, Ambassador of
Russian Federation to Serbia and to HRH Crown Prince Alexander.
In his speech the Crown Prince emphasized: "It is a great
pleasure to have the opportunity to host such an exquisite exhibition at the
Royal Palace. The interior of this Palace testifies the strong impact Russian
artists and the strong connections that exist between Serbia and Russia in that
time. I am glad that we are bonding these connections today and sincerely hope
this is only a beginning of our mutual cooperation“, stated the Crown Prince and
pronounced exhibition open.
Following the programme guests enjoyed a performance by Mrs.
Darija Terehova, the Russian opera followed on piano by Mrs. Darinka Paunovic
and Mr. Vladislav Motin on the violin. At the end of the programme guests were
shown the documentary "Posoh Ivanov" based on the tradition of Russian patrons.
The exhibition will be open until Monday 28th February from
11.00 and 14.00 hours. Anyone interested should contact the Office of HRH Crown
Prince Alexander one day in advance on 011/ 306 4014.