A group of schoolchildren from the Island of Sado, Japan, spent holidays in Khabarovsk (the centre of the Khabarovsk territory, Far East) at an invitation from the Khabarovsk Union of Societies of Friendship with Foreign Countries.
"From August 6th our delegation stayed at the Ocean health centre with Russian children. We spent some days in Russian families and went for interesting trips on the Amur river and to Bolshe-Khekhtsirsky nature reserve. The children say that they will warmly recollect the holidays, spent in Khabarovsk," a Japanese teacher said.
Mysterious philanthropist, Rustem Magdeev, had agreed, at his own expense, to donate a sculpture of Rudolf Nureyev, made by Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, to the Kazan Opera and Ballet Theatre