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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MUMMIES IN THE PUSHKIN MUSEUM IN MOSCOW

13 April 2022

Until the 31st of May the main building of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts presents an exhibition dedicated to the Mummies of Ancient Egypt, the Art of Immortality. The exposition includes more than 400 exhibits, most of which visitors will see for the first time.
A LARGE-SCALE ART PROJECT IN HONOR OF THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANDREI TARKOVSKY

06 April 2022

On the 4th of April the new art project was opened in Ivanovo - Tarkovsky.Return to the Motherland, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of Andrei Tarkovsky. The exhibition features archival photography and audio recordings, as well as lectures by film critics devoted to the director's works.

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ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OPERA FOR EVERYONE

14 April 2022

St. Petersburg hosted the IX St. Petersburg International Festival Opera for Everyone, an annual city event that has traditionally aroused great interest among the locals and guests of the city for many years.

Due to the difficult epidemiological situation and the limited number of viewers, online broadcasts have become the main format of the event in 2020. The online broadcast of the opening of the festival - the opera Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky - was watched by over 1 million people. More than 400 thousand spectators have watched the opera Rusalka by Dargomyzhsky. The opera The Capulets and the Montagues gathered about 300 thousand spectators on TV screens and mobile devices. The closing audience of the festival - opera The Magic Flute, amounted to almost 600 thousand people.

This year, several surprises awaited the audience of the festival: the performance of The Capulets and the Montagues was decorated with fabulous acrobatic performances, street dances and graffiti. In addition, animals took part in the performance as well, such as a German shepherd, two aristocratic greyhounds and white doves.

During the difficult period of coronavirus, the festival retained its social orientation. Due to quarantine measures, it was not possible to adhere to the format of past years, when anyone could attend an open-air event. But the performances did not take place without the presence of spectators - doctors from hospitals of St. Petersburg were invited to the opera performances - heroes of our time, who daily fight covid-19.