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BILATERAL AGREEMENTS

12.09.2011

JOINT STATEMENT BY DMITRY MEDVEDEV, PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, AND DAVID CAMERON, PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, ON CULTURAL COOPERATION

During the talks President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland David Cameron expressed satisfaction with the level of cultural contacts between the two countries and emphasised the importance of cultural ties for strengthening mutual understanding between the peoples of both countries, as well as for bilateral relations.

Dmitry Medvedev and David Cameron expressed their willingness to give an impetus to cultural contacts at all levels and to encourage the facilitation of short-stay visits for the participants of relevant exchanges, in line with the encouragement of people-to-people contacts.

To these ends, both leaders confirmed that the Parties will support and encourage others to support, in particular, the following major projects in the sphere of culture for 2011 – 2014:

1. Chekhov Festival/Royal Shakespeare Company Joint Project in 2012, which will include Dmitry Krymov’s stage production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Stratford and Edinburgh within the framework of the World Shakespeare Festival (part of the British Cultural Olympiad) and the 2012 Royal Shakespeare Company autumn tour across Russia.

2. Participation of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival in spring 2012, including the organization of concerts and workshops.

3. A series of concerts, opera performances and other events as part of the Benjamin Britten Centenary celebration in 2013 in collaboration with the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatoire and the Russian National Orchestra on the Russian side and the Britten-Pears Foundation on the British side.

4. William Blake and British Visionary Art Project (November 2011 – February 2012) within the framework of the celebration of the 100th Pushkin Fine Arts Museum Anniversary organized in collaboration with the Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and other British museums.

5. Exhibition of works by Pre-Raphaelites and their associates in autumn 2013 at the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum under the auspices of the Tate Britain as part of the series of British exhibitions in Russian museums.

6. Exhibition "Catherine the Great" from the State Hermitage collection at the National Museum of Scotland in 2012.

7. Exposition in the Kremlin Museum of a collection of works by the British sculptor Henry Moore in February 2012.

8. Annual exchange of trips for young artists and museum supervisors within the framework of the Russian-British museum staff exchange programmes.

On the Russian side the above-mentioned projects will be implemented by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. On the British side the implementation of the above-mentioned projects will be supported by the British Council.




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