Topic: Russian-Jewish Relations
13 August at 18:00
"Oscar" 2008 nominee from Russia
Movie demonstration and the story of its creation is repeated by audience requests
Film director – Nikita Mikhalkov
With Sergey Makovetsky, Sergey Garmash, Alexey Petrenko, Valentin Gaft, Nikita Mikhalkov, Yuri Stoyanov , Mikhail Efremov in leading roles
Duration 153 min.
By numerous requests of the visitors it was decided to conduct such kinds of seminars and/or questions - answers meetings regularly.
(translation: Irene Yavchunovsky - IRAS Israel)
To Independence Day of Russia June 12, 18:00
The concert of classical and modern music by Russian composers Performers:Ella Passik – pianoMaria Kabelsky – sopranoYevgeny Nezhinetz – baritone The program is conducted by a musicologist
The Days of St. Pe tersburg in Tel Aviv During the visit of St. Petersburg the Mayor V.I. Matvienko, which was rich in events and numerous meetings, "The Days of Northern Capital in RCC" were being held. To this event RCC timed an extensive exposition of colored photos by famous Petersburg painter Vladimir Egorovsky; and exposition of canvasses "Petersburg Nostalgia" by the artist Irina Barulya, the laureate of a number of national and international exhibitions, was sited in the Picture Gallery. Besides, RCC visitors can enjoy the works by artisans from Alexander-Nevsaky Lavra's art-trade workshops, exhibited in RCC showcases. Petersburg publishing houses "Slavia" and Zlatoust" displayed their new production – albums and books about the city on the Neva River, as well as scientific instructive manuals on methods of Russian language teaching abroad. St. Petersburg Mayor visited RCC escorted by the city's Vice Governor, the members of city's administration and legislation assembly. She was also accompanied by P.V. Stegniy – the ambassador of Russia in Israel and embassy employees. After that the warm extended meeting of the precious guest from Petersburg and the leaders and activists of veterans' unions of Israel, association of Leningrad "blockadnicks" of Israel, the Union of partisans and Ghetto fighters was being held. The Mayor congratulated veterans with Victory Day and wished them health and longevity, spoke about numerous positive changes in the image of Leningrad – St. Petersburg, answered the numerous questions asked by veterans. "The Days of St. Petersburg" program includes the work of picture and photo expositions, new books, edited by Petersburg publishing houses, presentations, and new movies' demonstration.
translated from Russian : Irene Yavchunovsky , IRAS - RCC Tel Aviv Liaison
Literary Evening Devoted to the Memory of Jewish Men of Arts and Culture
This year we celebrate 75 years' anniversary since creation of literary and historical books-series "Life of Remarkable People". Literary evening devoted to this date was held in RCC on 17 March, this year.
Presenting our Moscow Guest the RCC director told that Matvey Geizer is a prolific writer, publicist and Philology Doctor, who devoted decades of his scientific and creative life to an important issue – studying place and role of Jewish writers, scientists and actors in the cultural and social life of modern Russia. M. Geizer is the author of three popular historical-memoir books from the series "RPL" "Life of Remarkable People". They are "Mikhoels", "Marshak" and "Utjesov". The last book, published in Moscow last month, arouse a special interest of public.
Israeli colleagues - the men of letters, such as Aleksey Speransky-Marshak (a grandson of Samuel Marshak), a famous Russian-Israeli writer Anatoly Aleksin a doctor and writer L. Agulyansky spoke about M. Geizer and his creative work.
A film producer Efim Goltsman spoke about cooperation with M. Geizer, who became both the initiator of creating and the script writer of documentary movie "The Splinters of the Murdered Theatre". The movie narrates about the high and tragic fate of a great Soviet Jewish actor Solomon Mikhoels (1890-1948), and about his State Jewish Theatre.
Movie demonstration, followed by a discussion about complicated destinies of Jewish culture in Russia ended this evening.