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MICHELIN STARS LIT UP IN MOSCOW

21 October 2021

For the first time in history, Moscow restaurants have received Michelin stars. The solemn ceremony of their presentation took place yesterday in the Zaryadye Concert Hall. Russia became the 35th country to be included in the famous Red guide to the best restaurants in the world.
ST. PETERSBURG GETS THE BEST CITY AWARD

18 October 2021

The annual GQ Travel Awards ceremony took place in Moscow. The award was established by the American international monthly men's magazine GQ in 2018. Its peculiarity is that the best countries, cities, hotels, airlines, airports, etc are chosen not by a special jury or editorial board, but by readers - by an open vote on the magazine's website.

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BREATH OF BAIKAL OPERA FESTIVAL

25 October 2021

The 10th International Festival of Opera Music Breath of Baikal was held in Irkutsk from 26 to 30 May.

On Wednesday, the festival opened with a gala concert, where arias from operas and vocal works by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Richard Wagner, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart were performed. The evening of chamber music took place on Thursday. The piano was accompanied by works by Russian and foreign composers. On Friday, at the Angarsk Palace of Culture, the artists performed Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata. At a gala concert that concludes the festival on May 30, the guests of the musical festival heard arias and ensembles from operas by Alexander Borodin, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini. In addition, Siberian and Buryat songs were also performed.

The festival program also included the traditional qualifying round of one of the most famous and prestigious music competitions - the international competition named after Hans Gabor Belvedere. Its qualifying rounds take place on the stages of famous theaters around the world. This year, vocalists from Russia, Ukraine and the United States took part in it.

In 2021, the Breath of Baikal Opera Festival was being held as part of the celebration of the Year of Baikal Lake in the Irkutsk region.