On 1 November the 20th Listapad Minsk International Film Festival, one of the largest film festivals of the year, was opened at the Palace of the Republic in Minsk. A range of interesting films including the award winners from the major and most prestigious film festivals of Europe and the CIS countries will be presented at the festival.
The Belarusian and Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra completed its concert season in Kaluga on 4 November. The orchestra gave its final concert at the Taneev Concert Hall. The Belarusian and Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra was founded by the Permanent Committee of Union State with the Belarusian and Russian Ministries of Culture.
Between 1 and 9 November 2013 the 20th anniversary Listapad Minsk International Film Festival, the most important Film Forum in Belarus, will be held in Minsk. On 2 November the Listapadzik Children's and Youth Film Competition will be opened as part of the festival.
Belarus will present ‘The Role’, a film by famous director Konstantin Lopushansky (a student of Andrey Tarkovsky) during the main fiction films competition as part of the 20th anniversary Listapad Minsk International Film Festival which will be held between 1 and 9 November 2013.
Between 1 and 9 November 2013 Minsk will host the 20th anniversary Listapad Minsk International Film Festival, the most important Film Forum in Belarus. People will watch the best films of the last two years - documentary films which have received international recognition, debut films from the most promising author, children's films and the world's greatest classic films.
Young writers from the Union State have taken an active part in the prestigious ‘Bridge of Friendship’ International Literary Competition. According to Grigory Rapota, Secretary of the Union State, this may become an annual competition.
Mogilev will host the traditional ‘Turov Autumn’ Cinema Week between 25 and 30 October. The cultural event is dedicated to the memory of Victor Turov, a famous citizen of Mogilev, film director, script writer, People’s Artist of the BSSR and the USSR and Honoured Worker of Culture of the BSSR.
The first painting by the famous 19th century Belarusian artist, Walenty Wankowicz, called ‘The Portrait of poet Tomasz Zan’ has been brought back to Belarus. Experts from the State Russian Museum confirmed the authenticity of the painting and its great artistic and historical value.
The Festival of Orthodox Chants took place in the Church of the ‘Sovereign’ Icon of the Mother of God (St. Elizabeth's Convent) in Minsk. With the blessing of the Minsk Metropolitan and Slutsky Filaret, Patriarchal Exarch of all Belarus, the festival is organised twice a year: after Easter and after the Feast of the Intercession.
The final of the ‘Best Lesson in Literature’ 11th all-Russia competition took place in the Concert Hall of the Palace of Children’s (Youth) Creativity on 17 October. Students from Class 6 B of the Grigory Bruev school in Moscow won first place in the category: ‘Russia and Belarus - Brothers since the old days’.
Photo by Georgy Pogorelov
Tradition is a very delicate thing. It can be broken with ease. However it is difficult to revive, strengthen and transmit traditions to the younger generation. This is important for those who truly love their Motherland. One man of God said that patriotism is the love of one’s forefathers’ faith. We would like to add that it is also a love of the traditions set up by our forefathers.