November 24, 2016: The 6th Russian-German children's drawings exhibition "Cinema Magic" ("Die Zauberwelt des Kinos") kicked off at the Russian House of Science and Culture. The event was organized by art schools from Taganrog, Gütersloh, Forum Russische Kultur Gütersloh and Rossotrudnichestvo (Federal Agency for the CIS, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation) and gave a start to the 12th Russian Film Week in Berlin, presenting the public 85 artworks, 42 of which drawn by young Taganrogers.
Thousands of people from German capital and other cities are expected to visit the Russische Filmwoche and therefore the drawings exhibition too. A "video bridge" between the Russian House in Berlin (RHWK) and Taganrog's Youth Center was held on the opening night on November 22, 2016. Participants on this end could see the exhibition hall and the first visitors of "Cinema Magic". The live commentary from Berlin was given by Svetlana Samsonova, director of Gütersloh art school: "The exhibition is dedicated to the Year of Cinema in Russia and to 25 years since foundation of Forum Russische Kultur Gütersloh. It runs through January 15, 2017 in the height of New Year holidays".
The participants of live communication on both ends - Mrs. Svetlana Sergeeva, member of the Artists Trade Union of Russia. Mrs. Natalia Petrovskaya, representative of Forum Russische Kultur Gütersloh in Taganrog, Mr. Dmitri Kulichev of Taganrog Foreign Relations Office, Mr. Peter Jantos of Forum Russische Kultur Gütersloh and Mrs. Svetlana Samsonova of Gütersloh art school highlighted the importance of continued cultural cooperation between Russia and Germany.
"Our relations are broad and productive despite current political problems. We here have a chance to see how art brings our peoples closer, helping to better understand each other and learn more about folk traditions of the two countries. It's a great tradition, and I hope it continues on for many more years" — told Dmitri Koulitchev.