The Club of Russian Arts and Literature (VIC Russian Club), since its foundation in 1968, is engaged in organizing meetings, concerts, performances, exhibitions, panel discussions, charity events and trips into Russia, Austria and countries neighbouring Austria for diplomats, UN employees, members of international community in Vienna and Austrian citizens. Such events facilitate understanding and relationships between members of the international community and the public in the host country.
Russia-China Culture Week
Vienna International Centre (VIC) 6-10 May 2019
We have the honour to invite you to celebrate with us the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China, the Vienna International Centre’s 40th anniversary and the 145th Birthday of Nicholas Roerich on the eve of the 85th anniversary of the Roerich Pact – the first international treaty for the protection of cultural heritage in peace and wartime.
The celebrations are organised by the Club of Russian Art and Literature, the Association of Chinese Culture in Austria, the Austrian Roerich Society – National Committee of the Roerich Pact, and the International Roerich Centre (Moscow), with the support of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to International Organisations in Vienna.
6 May, VIC Rotunda Chinese Language Day
12:30–14:00. Opening ceremony
Opening of the Exhibition “Peace through Culture” dedicated to Nicholas Roerich and the history of the Roerich Pact.
14:30–17:00 Workshop on Chinese Painting, Calligraphy & Red Wood.
8 May, VIC F1001 VIC Russian Club event
to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the End of World War II in Europe
16:00–20:00 Opening statements,
A small concert of Russian musicians with the songs of the WWII era: Lomonosov Moscow State University choir, and «April» Choir of the Perm scientific manufacturing instrumentation industry enterprise, Perm, Russia.
Traditional and very typical meals associated with those times will be served
9 May, VIC Rotunda Russian Day «Peace through Culture»
dedicated to the 74th anniversary of the End of World War II in Europe and the Great Victory Day 9 May 1945
This day is directly linked to the UN System, its history and its basic principles. The UN “was founded after the end of World War II by the victorious allied powers with the hope that it would act to prevent and intervene in conflicts between nations and make future wars impossible or limited…The anniversary of the end of the Second World War holds special importance for the United Nations. The war shaped our mission, and its lessons guide our work” (UN Secretary-General BAN Ki-Moon).
12:00–14:30 Celebration ceremony. Welcome refreshments will be provided
Opening Statements (starting at 12:30):
- Mikhail Ulyanov, Permanent Representative and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna
- Yury Fedotov, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna
- Anatoly Karpov, Head of the International Association of Peace Foundations, Chess grandmaster, World champion,
Presentation of the Exhibition “Peace through Culture” dedicated to Nicholas Roerich and the history of the Roerich Pact.
-Academic Choir of the Lomonosov Moscow State University choir and MSU orchestra, Moscow, Russia
-«April» Choir of the Perm scientific manufacturing instrumentation industry enterprise, Perm, Russia
-«Kalinka» Folklore ensemble, Vienna, Austria
Welcome reception sponsored by the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to International Organisations in Vienna
14:30–17:00 International Panel Discussion
“Cultural heritage along the Silk Road”
Room VIC F1001
15:00–17:00 Simultaneous chess match of Anatoly Karpov,
Chess Grandmaster, World Champion
10 May, VIC F1001 Russian Day «Peace through Culture»
11:00-17:00 Workshop “Russian as a Wold Language“. Master class by Prf. Berdichevsky and Round table discussion
Contact persons: Khoroshev Mikhail, Chairperson, VIC Russian Club, UNO City, Vienna, Member of the Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots in Austria
Leylya M. Strobl, Austrian Roerich Society – National Committee of the Roerich Pact, Mobile: 06504507710, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Wargamer Str. 5, 1220 Vienna, Austria