Medina praised the level of cultural exchange between Russia and France

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotomancer of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky. Archival photoMedina praised the level of cultural exchange between Russia and France© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

Cultural exchange between Russia and France is at a good level, despite the international difficulties and possible political differences, said the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky.

Medina on Friday visited the Russian spiritual and cultural center on the Quai Branly in Paris.

«Despite the international difficulties and, perhaps, differences over various political issues, cultural exchanges between Russia and France have always been and continue to be at a good level», — said Medina told reporters.

He recalled that Russia participates in festivals in France, «continues to support the Russian film Festival in Paris and in Northern France, Festival of Russian culture in Cannes».

Earlier on Friday, the Minister inaugurated the center on the Branly exhibition «painting with a needle», which demonstrates the icon handmade, embroidered with precious stones and pearls.

«Just now in Paris, apart from that, two large exhibitions are held. One of them was opened by the President of France (Emmanuel macron), together with (Russian President) Vladimir Putin,» — said Medinsky.

Russian spiritual and cultural center’s first participation in European heritage days, which will be held on 16 and 17 September. Visitors will be available as an exhibition and the exhibition «treasures of Moscow tsars. The state regalia in the drawings Fedor Solntsev from the collections of the Moscow Kremlin Museums».