From December 13 to 15, 2017 Days of Moscow Culture festival was held in Bangkok. It included a series of signature events. This year the festival was dedicated to the celebration of the 120th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Thailand. It was organized by the Department of External Economic and International Relations of Moscow and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration with the support of the Russian Embassy in Thailand. To attend the festival a delegation led by Mr. Sergei Cheryomin, Minister of the Moscow City Government and Head of the Department of External Economic and International Relations of Moscow visited Bangkok.
The event was launched by the official meeting and the ceremony of signing of the Program of Cooperation between the Moscow Government and BMA for 2018-2020. The Program envisages cooperation in such fields as city transport, housing and utilities, information technologies, culture and sports.
The pinnacle of the Days of Moscow was a solemn opening of the Moscow corner in the picturesque Lumpini park of Bangkok. The Muscovites installed there a unique solar clock called “Fire Bird” as a gift to Bangkok citizens. The clock has already become another Bangkok attraction.
The same evening Thais and Russians enjoyed a jazz concert in the open air given by the orchestra of the famous Russian saxophone player Igor Butman. They played another concert next day in the BACC. Among the songs performed by these talented musicians were pieces composed by His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Blind pianist Oleg Akuratov charmed the audience by his virtuous technics, wonderful voice and fun communication with the crowd in many languages including Thai.
A conference called Days of Moscow Business in Bangkok included a plenary session and round tables featuring tourism and city environmental technologies. Representatives of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Moscow visited «Sirindhorn International Environmental Park».
On December 14, “Moscow Culture” Photo Exhibition was inaugurated in BACC. The snapshots presented Moscow photography artists who captured the most colorful glimpses of their city. The exhibition will remain open to public until December 24.
Days of Moscow became a true festivity of friendship between the two capital cities. Now it is the turn of the BMA to organize a cultural festival in Moscow. It will be held in 2018.