Last night saw the launch of the Festival of Russian Culture. Coming hot on the heels of the Russian Film Festival, a launch cocktail showcased photography showing the many faces of Russia, from historical buildings to stunning nature photography.
The guest of honour was Tsang Tak-sing, Secretary of Home Affairs, who is becoming a regular at Russian events. He recently signed an MOU with Russia whereby Russia delivers the culture and the LCSD provides venues for free. The reverse is also true. This partnership is driving the proliferation of Russian related cultural events in Hong Kong. Also attending were the Consul Generals of Mongolia, Ganbold Tsogsuren , and Kazakhstan Consul General Nurzhan Abdymomunov.
The cocktail at City Hall was followed by a performance by the The Horn Orchestra of Russia. The engaging conductor, Sergey Polyanichko, enlivened his masterpiece performances with mini-history lesions about the Orchestra, Russian history and musical history, in between songs.