On November 17, the Days of Russia in Uzbekistan kicked off in our capital. They will last until November 20 in the frameworks of the International Music Festival "Golden Autumn". Days of Russia acquaint citizens and guests of our country with the best examples of Russian culture. The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Uzbekistan named after Alisher Navoi hosted a concert of the Youth Orchestra of Russian Folk Instruments "Terema", and the exhibition of children's drawings "Soul of Russia".
The Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Uzbekistan Fatikh Jalalov opened an official part of the ceremony. Then, the Ambassador of Russia to Uzbekistan Vladimir Tyurdenev made his welcoming speech. He noted that this concert, as well as the subsequent cultural activities in the framework of the Days of Russia in Uzbekistan will help to better understand each other, strengthen the existing ties between the Russian and Uzbek peoples. Russian ambassador also recalled that in February this year Chelyabinsk hosted the Day of Uzbekistan, dedicated to the 575th anniversary of the birthday of Alisher Navoi. In turn, the advisor to the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Olga Adoneva stressed that holding the Days of Russia in Uzbekistan allows to build further fruitful relations between the two countries in cultural and humanitarian spheres.
After the official part of event, the public saw a bright concert program reflecting the diversity of the musical art of Russia. The soloists of the State Orchestra of Folk Instruments of Uzbekistan performed on the stage accompanied by youth orchestra of national instruments "Terem" conducted by Andrew Dolgov. Together with our Russian colleagues, they played the song "Ok Lolalar" of Manas Leviev. The performance of the soloist of the State Academic Mariinsky Theatre Irina Mataeva has caused a storm of applause. Choral singing could also be heard during the concert. Powerful, yet exceptionally soulful choir singing "Otrada" impressed the audience. People's Artist of North Ossetia Maria Kulova pleased the audience with her virtuoso on Ossetian harmonica. Skill throat singing and playing the national instruments were demonstrated by representatives of Khakassia - singer Gurude and Bashkiria - Robert Yuldashev and the band "Kuraysy".