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Russian as the Language of Love. On the occasion of Russian Language Day
Date: 6 June -
21 June 2017
Organization: UNOG
Location: Library Events Room
Category: Exhibition
patron: Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation

This event takes place at the Palais des Nations, Library Events Room, B Building, 1st Fl.; Entry: Pregny Gate; Access: Door 20.

Opening on Tuesday 6 June 2017 at 12:30.

About the event:

The Permanent Mission of the the Russian Federation, in partnership with Russian Cultural Seasons, organises a romance performance, a painting exhibition and an etchings exhibition on the occasion of the annual Russian Language Day.

The UN Russian Language Day is observed annually on 6 June. The date coincides with the birthday of Aleksandr Pushkin, a Russian poet who is considered the father of modern Russian literature. Russian Language Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2010. The initiative of the UN Language Days was launched in order to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity and to promote equal use of all six of the UN's official working languages throughout the organization.

About the painting and etching exhibitions

The exhibition consists of two parts, a painting exhibition by Tatiana Godovalnikova and an etchings exhibition by Vitaly Gubarev.

About Tatiana Godovalnikova
Tatiana V. Godovalnikova was born in 1962 into an artistic family. Her father was an artist and writer, and her mother was the famous Russian sculptor Alexandra Sukhaya. In 1984 Tatiana graduated from the Samokhish Crimean Art College and started working as an artist in 1986. As a participant of personal and group art shows Tatiana is represented in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Switzerland , Japan, Norway, France, Italy, Montenegro and UK. Her art is in private collections all over the world, and also at the Sebastopol Art Museum and the Sebastopol Museum of Heroic Defense and Liberation. Today she lives and paints in Moscow.

About Vitaly Gubarev
Vitaly Gubarev, a graphic artist and painter, was born in 1936 in Samarkand (Uzbekistan). After graduating from the Tashkent Republican Art College (1958) he continued his art education in Moscow. He graduated from the Moscow Higher School of Industrial Art (former Stroganovskoye) in 1964. The works of Vitaly Gubarev are etchings and graphic art.

Etching (fr.: eau-forte) is traditionally the process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio (incised) in the metal. The exhibition of etchings of Mr Vitaly will focues on the topic of Pushkinogoye (The Pushkin Mountains, place where the famous Russian poet and writer Pushkin lived).

Vitaly Gubarev is a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR (1971), he is an Honored artist of the Russian Federation (1994), he has a diploma of the Russian Academy of Arts (2005). He is a chairman of the section of graphic-artists of the Moscow regional branch of the Union of Artists of Russia (2008). Decree of the President of the Russian Federation, Vitaly Gubarev was awarded the Medal of the Order “For Services to the Fatherland, II degree” (2011). He also had a personal art exhibition at the United Nations Office at Geneva in 2012.

All attendees who do not hold a UN ground badge are kindly requested to register at http://reg.unog.ch/e/russian_language_day.

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