France reviews the results of its year of cultural connections with Russia in 2010. The Russia-France Year 2010 was one of France’s international cultural seasons linking it with countries and regions abroad.
The Russia-France Year 2010 programme had three main objectives:
- for Russians to discover or re-discover the cultural and historic heritage of France
- to put the spotlight on modern forms of French art
- to contribute to cultural exchanges between the two countries, as well as joint Franco-Russian projects
More than 350 events took place in France and Russia ending with a gala performance in Moscow in December 2010 featuring ballet stars from l’Opéra national de Paris and the Bolshoi Ballet. A festival of contemporary art ‘Unknown Siberia’ took place in Lyon, France.