In Serbia, opened the festival of Russian films

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in fotobounce in Stari Grad in Belgrade, Serbia. Archival photoIn Serbia, opened the festival of Russian films© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva the image Bank

The week of Russian animation films, «tales of childhood» started on Monday in the town’s cultural Centre of Belgrade, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

The festival was solemnly opened in the afternoon in the presence of the Ambassador of Russia Alexander Chepurina, Minister of education and science of Serbia Mladen Starcevich, mayor of Belgrade Sinisa Mali and the many spectators.

«This demonstration is the fifth time in a row in Serbia. Children in Belgrade will be able to 10 cultural institutions to watch Russian fairy tales and to communicate with Directors, producers and actors who create them. Expect that during the festival of fairy tales will see 30 thousand young viewers,» said the mayor.

Week of Russian films will take place in cultural institutions not only in the Serbian capital and its suburbs and in the cities of pančevo, Požarevac and Valjevo. The organizers — the international public Fund of unity of Orthodox peoples and the city of Belgrade, the company «Bethsaida» from Moscow and the Russian Embassy in the Republic. The program 12 eight animated feature films. From 12 to 15 September will be held over 100 shows.

«We have excellent cooperation on many levels. Not only the exchange of students, scholars and ideas, but also combines thematic camps for youth. Soon open linguistic center in Trsice (the home of the founder of modern Serbian literary language Vuk Karadzic, ed.), where Russian traditions and culture will be showcased along with our traditions and culture», — said the Minister of education and science.

Sarcevic added that «there is no need to explain the cultural and historical ties between the Russian and Serbian peoples».

In addition to the screening, there will be additional cultural program, the festival was attended by half a dozen filmmakers, Directors, producers and actors from Russia. In previous years, the week of Russian films «tales of childhood» was held in the Serbian cities of Valjevo, kruševac, Niš, Novi Sad.