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Days of Russian Spiritual Culture held in Serbia

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Days of Russian Spiritual Culture held in Serbia


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Days of Spiritual Culture of Russia started the day before, September 22, in the capital of Serbia, the Balkanist newspaper reports. They are dedicated to the anniversary of the beginning of the Serbian-Turkish war - the volunteers from Russia arrived to fight along with the Serbian people against the Ottoman Empire 145 years ago.

Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Botan-Kharchenko has no doubts that the festival will turn into another incentive for deepening interaction between countries, for the development of cultural exchanges.

Residents of Belgrade will be able to see performances by folk groups from both countries, presentations from Russian regions, exhibitions and master classes.

"The Return of the General - 145 Years Since the Arrival of Russian Volunteers in Serbia" exhibition will open on Friday, September, 24. The exposition will be located in the Historical Museum of Serbia. The main theme of the exhibition is the story of the commander-in-chief of the Serbian army, Mikhail Chernyaev. Photographs from the Memories of Serbia album, awards of volunteers, personal notes and correspondence between General Chernyaev and publicist Ivan Aksakov and military leader Nikolai Raevsky are among the exhibits. Many of the exhibits are being presented to the general public for the first time.

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