The third day of the Russian-Thai Festival was marked with the biggest crowds. Numerous people wishing to know more about Russia were flocking to the “little Russia” in Siam Paragon where fiery music was playing and it was snowing like in winter that Sunday.
Renowned Thai historian Professor Krairoek Nana gave a lecture on the early period of relationship between the Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Siam. He presented his new book about the visit of Crown Prince Nicholas who later became Emperor Nicholas II to Siam in 1891. Representatives of “Visit Russia”, our country’s Tourism agency Regional office demonstrated videos and photographs of most amazing corners of Russia.
Bewitching “birch trees” dance number opened the concert of Folk Dance Ensemble “Katyusha” led by Mrs. Ekaterina Alekseeva. Pianist and opera baritone Mr. Ivan Sharapov played a medley of Russian symphony classics and popular songs. His last number – soulful singing “The best city on Earth”, a famous song about Moscow literally conquered the audience.
The closing of the Festival was as lively as its opening. “Mr. Russkiy”, mascot of the Festival – an amiable funny polar bear wearing boxers and gloves – was gladly making photos and selfies with every guest under white snowflakes falling from the skies.