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Best of Russia
Date: 27 November -
15 December 2017
Organization: UNOG
Location: Passerelle
Category: Exhibition
patron: Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation, in collaboration with UN Gloal Compact Network Russia

This event takes place at the Palais des Nations, Passerelle between E and A Buildings, 3rd Fl.; Entry: Pregny Gate; Access: Door 40.

All attendees who do not hold a UN ground badge are kindly requested to register here.

Russian UN Global Compact Network with the valuable support of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN Office in Geneva is organizing two cultural events during the 6th session of United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, an exhibition and a dance performance. These events fit harmonically the context of the Forum, related to human rights, considering their multilateral nature, and allow presenting certain relevant aspects of life in contemporary Russia, involving responsible business.

Photo exhibition «Breathtaking Russia»

The exhibition presents the works of the participants, finalists and winners of all-Russian photo contests (such big ones as "Best of Russia" (WINZAVOD Centre for Contemporary Art with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation), "The most beautiful country" (Russian Geographical Society), “Russian wildlife” (National Geographic), “Golden Turtle” (with the support of the Federation Assembly of the Russian Federation), as well as Photoforum, Wild Nature of Siberia, 35Photo Awards, and etc. These are unique photo projects for professionals and amateurs, as well as photo galleries covering all regions of the country.

Specially for the Forum in Geneva, Russian professional travel photographers and travelers, known for their magnificent photos of wildlife, the underwater world, expeditions, the brightest moments of our diverse planet, selected some of their best works and compile them in a collection with the name "Breathtaking Russia".

Photo exhibition "Breathtaking Russia" is only a small part of the photos reflecting Russian personal stories, socially significant events, and everything that surrounds Russian people, that is closely related to their life and inspiration. But even a small exhibition like this one will allow better understanding and feeling of Russia the way it can only be seen and recognized through documentary photos - alive, real, amazing, unusual, and stunning.

About the UN Global Compact Russia Network

The Russian Federation is a member of the United Nations Global Compact, the UN initiative encouraging businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation.

The Russia Network of the UN Global Compact recognises that inclusion remains a developing concept in Russia, and social art is continuing to build a wider audience. In this respect, Russian businesses that are a part of the Network are taking on the task of promoting the development of inclusivity in the country and the rights of all. including highlighting projects that represent the rights of different gr which are of enormous importance for entire social groups.

For more information on the Russia Network, please see: http://www.globalcompact.ru/en/.

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