UNESCO declared 2010 as the Year of Chekhov. Russian and European culture reverently celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great writer. Time itself has placed Chekhov's name in the first row of Russian geniuses.
The year 2010 will be celebrated as the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures (see Resolutions). The goal of the International Year consists in making the rapprochement of cultures the hallmark of all policy-making at local, national, regional and international levels, involving the greatest number of relevant stakeholders.
From 1 to 6 February 2010, the Second All-Russian Congress of Folklorists will be held in Moscow - the major event in the field of solution to problems of study, preservation and promotion of folklore and traditional folk culture.
In August 1951, a young scholar Yuri Knorozov made a sensational scientific discovery - found a key to the writings of the ancient Maya. A year later, at the age of 30, he published his first article with the preliminary results of deciphering the Mayan hieroglyphics.
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Half a century ago, Moscow saw and recognized the occurrence of a miracle - Mahmud Esambaev. The Chechen artist presented on the stage of the capital an original mono theatre of choreographic miniatures. They were dancing novels, dedicated to the culture of different peoples: the Indian ritual “Golden God”, the Uzbek “Chaban”, the Spanish “La Corrida”, the Tajik “Dance with knives”, etc. In his art Esambaev used his phenomenal natural qualities – a wasp waist, graceful step, an aquiline appearance, masculine grace of rare beauty. Grand Master of Dance strengthened his right to the epithets “unique”, “inimitable”, with which he went down in history of art.
On December 10, 2009 the official establishment of the Russian Association “Cities of the World for Civic Solidarity and International Harmony” took place in Moscow. The establishment of the Association was declared at the II All-Russia Conference under the same title organized by the Moscow government and the International Assembly of Capitals and Cities (IACC) in cooperation with the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO.
On December 28, 2009 the General Assembly of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO took place in MFA of Russia. This is the first meeting after the alteration of the Regulations of the Commission and updating its membership. The meeting was attended by the heads of ministries and departments, the RF subjects, prominent figures of education, science and culture of our country.
A meeting of national committees of the UNESCO Information for All Programme was held in Moscow on December 7–8. A first-ever meeting of the kind, it was great success. The meeting was organized by the Intergovernmental Council for IFAP, the UNESCO Secretariat, the Russian IFAP Committee and its working body – the Interregional Library Cooperation Centre of – with support of the Commission for UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.