A comprehensive event to mark the 1150th Anniversary of Russian Statehood was held on November 30 at the RCSC in New Delhi as part of the Year of Russian History. The event comprised public lectures and presentations, an exhibition of traditional Russian household subjects and items of Russian folk arts and crafts, quiz and film screening during the Day of Russian History.
Winners of the quiz "Through the Pages of Russian History" at the RCSC in New Delhi
The Day of Russian History attracted many young people, including Russian language students from Delhi schools and colleges, compatriots and activists of youth organizations, who are interested in Russian history and culture.
The RCSC representatives and the teachers of the Institute of Russian Language of the RCSC gave lectures on the themes: "At the Dawn of the Russian Statehood. The First Russian Princes", "Christianization of Russia and its influence on the country", "Glory of Minin and Pozharsky in the Russian History", "Russia's Military Glory" and "Symbols of Contemporary Russia" for the benefit of students.
The Deputy Head of the Department of Innovations at the Moscow University of Design and Technology Irina Potapova dwelt upon the achievements of Russia in the field of science and education.
Strips from historical movies, videos on famous generals, astronauts, ballet dancers, as well as about Russian folk musical instruments and Russian cuisine were shown during the presentations.
After the lecture, the students participated in the quiz programme titled "Through the Pages of Russian History", and ten excellent performers received special gifts.
The agenda of Russian History Day concluded with the comedy "Ivan Vasilievich: Back to Future" by Leonid Gaidai, which aroused great interest among the Indian audience.
The event was jointly organized by the Representative Office of the Federal Agency "Rossotrudnichestvo" in India and Federation of Indo-Russian Youth Clubs.
The quiz "Through the Pages of Russian History" at the RCSC in New Delhi