Source Pravda.Ru

Russia setting up organising committee for year of Russian culture in Germany

The government of Russia has taken a decision to form an organising committee for holding a Year of Russian Culture in Germany in 2003. Russian Minister of Culture Mikhail Shvydkoi and Minister of the Press Mikhail Lesin have been appointed co-chairmen of this committee.

On the government instructions, they have to form within a month an organising committee and approve of the programme for preparing and holding a Year of Russian Culture in Germany. The money for the event will be allocated from the Russian federal budget.

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