Vilnius will host the traditional annual holiday «Day of Russian culture»

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in photosangelina Pilies in Vilnius. Archival photoVilnius will host the traditional annual holiday «Day of Russian culture»© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank

The annual holiday «Day of Russian culture» with the support of the Russian Embassy in Lithuania and municipality of Vilnius will be held in the Lithuanian capital for the 15th time, this year a massive event is accompanied by a gala concert and book fair, said Chairman of the organizing Committee Olga Gorshkova.

«This is a massive project of Russian Vilnius became a rallying point for all those who live and value their roots, to keep their culture and traditions, conveys your love to the next generations. It became really popular, meeting place for friends and acquaintances and, more importantly, a family, judging by the reaction of the audience, very friendly and positive,» — said Gorshkov.

The financing of the project «Days of Russian culture» in Vilnius is part of the Russian program of support of compatriots abroad. For guests organized a gala-concert with participation of popular performers and folk music and dance groups from Lithuania, Russia and Belarus. One of the sponsors of the project Viktor Uspaskich will give the audience the performance of Russian singer, actress, songwriter and former soloist of the group «Arrows» of Yulia Beretta.

During the event guests will visit the fair where you can buy books, paintings and Souvenirs, and the recreation area they will be able to try national cuisine.

The event is held at the concert arena, which is located in the main in Vilnius Park Vingis. The traditional festival annually gathers several thousand Russian-speaking residents of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Russia. «The day of Russian culture» in Vilnius since 2002.