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13.03.2015

Ambassador Yakovenko's remarks at the opening of the exhibition The Legacy of WWII in Russian Art (Saatchi Gallery, 12 March 2015)

Dear President,
YourExcellencies,
Dear veterans,
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am pleased to be here on this day and welcome the exhibition The Legacy of WWII in Russian Art. It is of great significance for us that this exhibition opens in the year of the 70th anniversary of Victory over Nazism. The horrible war left a lot of memories which in many ways shaped the national conscience, and those memories are explored by artists ever since. It is a great achievement that the organizers of the exhibition have been able to assemble in one space outstanding works of art belonging to different styles and times, which vividly show the evolution of art in the Soviet Union.
I am sure the exhibition will be a success not just because it happens in this jubilee year of 2015. It also shows some iconic works which have never previously been exhibited in the UK. We should thank Art Russe, Andrey Filatov and Saatchi Gallery for making it happen.
Thank you and enjoy the show.




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