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South Africa joins the Immortal Regiment movement for the second time in a row

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South Africa joins the Immortal Regiment movement for the second time in a row. On 14 May over 150 people took part in the Immortal Regiment march in Johannesburg at the South African National Museum of Military History, holding portraits of their forefathers who took part in the Great Patriotic War, sacrificing their lives and health to defend the Mother Land.

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Russian Cultural Seasons in South Africa have officially opened with a concert by the world-famous Ossipov Academic Folk Orchestra in Johannesburg, Gold Reef City Lyric Theatre, on 13th November 2016.

 

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Russian Cultural Seasons in South Africa have officially opened with a concert by the world-famous Ossipov Academic Folk Orchestra in Johannesburg, Gold Reef City Lyric Theatre, on 13th November 2016.

Many thanks to all who attended and participated, our sincere gratitude to the immensly talented musicians of the Ossipov Orchestra, Ministry of Culture of Russia, Department of Arts and Culture of South Africa, Gold Reef City Lyric Theatre.

The concert was a huge success and the musicians' performance received most flattering feedback. This is just the start of the Seasons, more great events and performances are coming to South Africa, as well as South African musicians and artists to Russia under the South African Cultural Seasons in Russia.

Stay tuned.

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Press-Release on Ambassador Petrakov's Meeting with SABC Acting CEO Jimi Matthews

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On 30 March 2016 Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Republic of South Africa Mikhail Petrakov visited the SABC Head Office in Johannesburg where a meeting with SABC Acting CEO Jimi Matthews and CFO James Aguma took place.

The Sides exchanged information and opinions on various bilateral and multilateral projects including BRICS initiatives, and had an in-depth discussion on how to further enhance Russia-SA media cooperation.

 

 

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Press-Release on the Motorcycle Tour ‘Around the World Following the Meridian’ Participants’ Visit to the Republic of South Africa

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Bikers from the widely known Russian Motorcycle club ‘Night Wolves’ Yuri Volkov and Ilya Dubinin visited the Republic of South Africa in January 2016 as a part of a global Motorcycle Tour ‘Around the World Following the Meridian’, dedicated to the 55th Anniversary of the first manned spaceflight by Yuri Gagarin. The tour is being partly sponsored by the Federation of Motorcycle Tourism of Russia.

The tour participants journeyed across South Africa, having visited Cape Town and Johannesburg. Drawing public attention to the Anniversary of humanity’s first manned venture into space by Yuri Gagarin is the main but not the sole goal of the event. The motorcyclists also offer symbolic support to various Russian legacy sites throughout the African continent, including memorials, burial grounds and Orthodox churches.

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In South Africa Yuri Volkov and Ilya Dubinin visited the Old Burying Ground in Cape Town where a number of Russian sailors and Navy officers are buried, as well as the Russian Orthodox Parish of St. Sergius of Radonezh in Johannesburg.

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The representative of the Press Department of the Federation of Motorcycle Tourism of Russia Anna Komarova, who accompanied the bikers during their visit to South Africa, presented an icon of St. Nicholas to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa.

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The participants also presented icons to the Russian Orthodox Parish of St. Sergius of Radonezh.

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Press-Release on the Tree Planting Ceremony in Pretoria National Botanic Garden in Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Victory over Nazism in World War II

On 14 December 2015 the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Republic of South Africa Mikhail Petrakov participated in a Tree Planting Ceremony commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Victory over Nazism in World War II. The ceremony took place in Pretoria National Botanic Garden.

The Ambassador gave an opening speech, underlining the importance of preserving and cherishing the memories of those who gave their lives for the Motherland during the Great Patriotic War.

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Father Daniil, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church of Sergey of Radonezh in Midrand held a prayer in the name of those who valiantly fell on the field of battle in the Great Patriotic War.

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The ceremony was concluded as Ambassador Petrakov planted and watered the tree. Other attendants also threw a handful of soil to the tree in a symbolic gesture.

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Fellow diplomats including the Ambassador of Azerbaijan and representatives of the Embassies of Belarus & Kazakhstan also attended the ceremony as well as other Russian diplomats and the press.

The tree that was planted is named Podocarpus Falcatus. It is indigenous to South Africa, can grow up to 45 meters in height and live for a 1000 years.

A plaque commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Victory was installed near the tree together with a bench for the visitors of the Pretoria National Botanic Garden.

 

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