During their working visit to the Russian capital the visitors from the International Foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures met with their regular project partners as well as with Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Alla Manilova, and Yevgeny Primakov, Head of the Federal Agency Rossotrudnichestvo.
During her working visit to Moscow Dr. Andreja Rihter, Director of the Forum of Slavic Cultures (FSK), met with Alla Manilova, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, and representatives of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ms Rihter presented FSK’s activities in the last year and a half, stressing that the foundation had quickly and adequately adapted to different working conditions. The Russian hosts acknowledged FSK’s significant progress in recent years and added that its results were evident at all levels. For yet another year, the FSK will be a guest at the International Cultural Forum in St. Petersburg this November. Like in previous years, the event will be marked with a meeting of ministers from Slavic countries.
The Centre of Slavic Cultures Moscow has been very successful so far. The most notable are collaborations in the framework of the One hundred Slavic Novels project with the Institute of Translation, and increasingly stronger bonds with the National Library of Russia. If circumstances allow, the FSK and the National Library will mark the 15th anniversary of the One hundred Slavic Novels at the end of this year in Moscow.
At the working meeting with Yevgeny Primakov, Head of the Federal Agency Rossotrudnichestvo, Dr. Rihter discussed the opportunities for collaboration in various projects in all Slavic countries. One of the main goals that both partners share is to promote development and build bridges in local communities. The first collaborative project Slavic Seasons is to take place this autumn in Slovenia’s Bogenšperk Castle. Similar cycles of events are to follow in other Slavic countries.