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11 Jan 2011

France - Russia Year 2010 | main achievements

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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.