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Participation at the "Russian Intermezzi in the Oberrhein. Cultural Contacts with Russia in the past two centuries".

October 3-8, 2006 - Taganrog will be participating at the international cultural project "Russian Intermezzi in the Oberrhein. Cultural Contacts with Russia in the past two centuries" (Russische Intermezzi am Oberrhein. Kulturhistorische Begegnungen mit Russland während der letzten 200 Jahre).

The area called "Belchenland" in the intersection between Switzerland, France and Germany was connected to Russia through various cultural, commercial and dynastic ties. The two world wars, the confrontation between "East" & "West" brought the times of political upheaval and put an end or brought into negligence most of these relations. The cultural project "The Russian Intermezzi" is aimed to recollect and revive the reciprocal relations, building a cultural dialog based on mutual understanding within the framework of the established program. The exhibition will present the literary, artistic, dynastic and historical connections from participating countries and cities. The participants are: Taganrog and Rostov on Don in Russia, Dornach in Switzerland, Mulhouse and Soultz in France, and several German cities and institutions.

The exhibition kicks off on October 6, 2006 in the Großherzogliches Palais in Badenweiler. It will be opened by Bürgermeister Karl-Eugen Engler, Badenweiler; Mr. Gernot Erler, German Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office; Mr. Alexandre Orlov, Russian Ambassador at the European Council in Strasbourg; Mr. Nikolay Fedyanin, Mayor of Taganrog, Birthplace of Anton Chekhov; Father Daniil representing Archbishop Panteleimon of Rostov-on-Don und Novocherkassk; Mr. Jean-Marc Schreiber, Vice-President of the Communauté de Communes de la Région de Guebviller and Heinz Setzer, Director of Badenweiler's Literary Forum.

A 30-member choir LIK from the city of Taganrog, which is considered one of the best in Russia, will perform at the opening ceremony in Großherzogliches Palais, Badenweiler.

Other venues for LIK's performances are: 4.10.2006 at 8pm in Château d'Anthès in Soultz, France; 7.10.2006 at 8pm, at the church St. Etienne-Réunion in Mulhouse, France.

The Exhibition Dates: 7.10. - 29.10.2006 at Großherzogliches Palais, Badenweiler

Open: Tue - Sun: 2-6pm, Wed + Fri additionally: 10am - 12pm.

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