Eight young artists and journalists from different states of India have just visited Russia. They participated in jpint VoR's project "Window to Russia". Film maker Aviral Raj Sharma and artist Adarsh Kumar Sinha described their experiences in a discussion with the Voice of Russia regular contributor Vickram Bahl.
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The "Window to Russia" program was launched in 2011 according to the presidential decree, signed by Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, said Anastasia V. Khokhlova (Head Culture Department, Russian Centre of Science & Culture).
"For the first two years it comprised only the CIS countries, later on it included the US, Europe and this year 2013 we first had India participating in this program," she said.
Young film maker Aviral Raj Sharma called his trip to Russia"a delightful experience".
"As I’m a film maker, I got impressed by art and handicrafts of Russia a lot," he said. "You can see art everywhere, like architecture art, paintings, the museum – Kremlin museum was an amazing experience for me."
He added that met wonderful people during his trip.
Aviral Raj Sharma travelled to Vladimir and Suzdal. He said he really enjoyed the "experience, because it was very peaceful. And in Russia it’s green everywhere."
Adarsh Kumar Sinha, artist from Lalit Kala Academy, also praised the project:
"Moscow is the city of dream for every artist and I’m a lucky artist of India who is a visitor here. First of all, I’m inspired by architecture of Moscow. Because my work is based on monumental architecture.So many things were the inspiration: dresses, costumes, literature..."
Sinha enjoyed visiting Russian cultural sites: "Here we can see all monuments of architecture, for example Kremlin Museum, Red Square buildings, Vladimir, Suzdal".
"The round table discussion with the journalists and artists was very productive", added film maker Aviral Raj Sharma.
"I’m really glad that I got such an opportunity. I want to thank Russian of Culture & Science Centre for providing me such an opportunity", he added.
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