“Along the Piterskaya”, “There is only a moment”, “How young we were”, “Where the childhood leaves” and other Russian favorite songs performed on Saturday in the centre of the Cuban capital in one of the ceremonial halls of the former presidential Palace, now Museum of the revolution.
A distinctive feature of the concert, which was held on the occasion of Russia Day, officially celebrated a few days ago – June 12, was that were it not Russian, and Cuban. Invited to the event were living in Cuba Russian compatriots.
All artists – laureates held on Liberty island last year, the first National contest of Russian songs. They named their concert “musical greetings on the occasion of the national holiday of the Russian”.
“None of those who stood on the stage, does not know Russian language, but all of them, I think, managed to perceive the main thing – the Russian soul”, – said the member of the coordination Council of Russian compatriots in Cuba Tatiana maksimenkova, participated in the organization of the concert.
With her words it was impossible not to agree, after hearing with great enthusiasm and almost without an accent sung by young artists. Each new room, the audience greeted with applause.
Portraits of Russian women
On the occasion of the Rossotrudnichestvo representative office in Cuba was opened in the Museum of the revolution photo exhibition entitled “Contemporary women of Russia”. “This exhibition features photographic portraits of both famous women – for example, official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, state Duma Deputy Natalia Polonskaya, skater Adelina Sotnikova, and ordinary residents of our great country – teachers, doctors, students, flight attendants, – said the representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in Cuba Vladimir Yaroshevsky. We wanted to demonstrate the collective image of the Russian woman, which, as you know, “the horse at full tilt will stop, into a burning log hut will enter”.
This concert and exhibition is not the first event, held in Cuba on the occasion of Russia Day. June 2 in Havana, a solemn meeting, organized by the Cuban Institute of friendship of peoples, and on June 8, a reception was held at the Russian Embassy.
As told TASS the Chairman of the coordination Council of Russian compatriots in Cuba Ruslan Reyes, now the island is home to more than 3.5 thousand people from the former Soviet Union, including 2.5 thousand from Russia. “The day of Russia we celebrate every year, not only in Havana but also in provinces such as Santiago de Cuba, Camaguey, Ciego de Avila and Santa Clara. Is the town where most of our compatriots,” said Reyes.