In the Bolshoi theatre will take place opening of the year of Japan and Russia

© RIA Novosti / Dmitry Astahovoy Russia and Japan. Archive photoIn the Bolshoi theatre will take place opening of the year of Japan and Russia© RIA Novosti / Dmitry Astakhov

Solemn opening of the year of Japan and Russia will be held in the Bolshoi theatre on may 26, said Mikhail Shvydkoi on Wednesday on a press-the conference devoted to the forthcoming tours of the Kabuki theatre.

«This year will be extensive. There is a very large program associated with the economy, with our relations in the field of investment in the far East, large medical programs, research, in particular related to space research related to the environment, security… All of it is quite new. This reflects the level of trust that exists between leaders and the relations between our countries as a whole», — said Shvydkoi.

It is reported that the official opening of the bilateral year will be held on may 26 at the Grand theatre, the program will run from the end of may 2018 to may 2019.

«A special place is the cultural program, which plan to open on June 12 in Tokyo. The performance of the Russian national orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev, which will take place this afternoon, will start the Russian program in Japan», — said Shvydkoi.

He also said that the planned opening on April 11 at Tokyo big exhibition of the Pushkin Museum to them. A. S. Pushkin «the French landscape of the 17 — 19th centuries. In response to the Japanese colleagues bring in September, an unprecedented exhibition «Art of the Edo period», some of which never from Japan is not exported.

The theater program will perform the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres and the drama — and the Vakhtangov theatre. City Council of Chekhov’s trilogy of Andrei Konchalovsky. A special event will be touring the famous Japanese Kabuki theater, which will be held in September in Moscow and St. Petersburg.