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Cultural programme announced for International Far Eastern Maritime Show 2018

The cultural programme for the International Far Eastern Maritime Show 2018, which is being organized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, has been published on the official website of IFEMS. Participants in the event and guests of Vladivostok will be treated to more than ten events, including theatre premieres, concerts, thematic sightseeing tours, and exhibitions. IFEMS 2018 was initiated by Primorsky Territory Governor Andrey Tarasenko. The operator of the event is the Roscongress Foundation.

«The International Far Eastern Maritime Show in Vladivostok will feature an extensive cultural programme that will include a significant number of exciting and interesting events. Residents of Russia’s Far East are inherently connected with the sea, so most of the events will be devoted to this theme. It is my hope that the participants in IFEMS 2018 will not only have an opportunity to work productively at the business venue, but to also enjoy the rich culture of the Primorsky Territory», Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov said.

On the first day of IFEMS 2018, the Arseniev State Museum of Primorsky Territory will host a thematic tour titled ‘On the Path to the Great Ocean’. Participants will have a chance to view the museum’s exhibits as well as get a sense of the atmosphere of marine expeditions in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Guests can expect to see several cultural events on 27 July, the second day of the show. The Primorsky Regional Drama Theatre of Youth will present the premiere of the play Scarlet Sails based on Alexander Grin’s story with the same name. A concert programme will be held on Sportivnaya Embankment in Vladivostok with the participation of on-stage performance groups and individual performers, and young artists from the Far East and China will present an exhibition of various works. Artists will paint a 5-metre long picture titled Wave of Inspiration as part of the exhibition. The open-air cinema About the Sea, Creativity, and People will debut on the same day. The show’s participants will have an opportunity to view the works of the winners of the 14th International Maritime TV Documentary Festival Man and the Sea in the open air.

On July 28, sightseeing tours to the educational three-masted ship Pallada and Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University will take place as part of the ‘Dream Sail’ cultural and concert programme. On-stage performance groups from the Primorsky Territory will hold a concert at the Vladivostok Sea Passenger Terminal. The third day of IFEMS 2018 will also feature the theatrical procession of Neptune and his Crew. Guests of the show will be able to visit interactive sites and a book fair and take part in the Primorsky Puppet Theatre animation programme.

Several cultural events are planned all at once for guests and participants of the International Far Eastern Maritime Show. During IFEMS 2018, Russky Island will play host to the open air gathering ‘Summer on Russky 2018’ at which Primorsky artists will present their works to the public. Also, a photo exhibition by the Primorsky branch of the Russian Union of Art Photographers titled ‘On the Border of the Land and the Salty Sea’ will be held on 25–29 July on the 80th anniversary of Primorsky Territory’s establishment.

Over the course of the show, guests of Vladivostok will be able to visit permanent exhibitions at the Primorsky State Art Gallery. Exhibition will include the works of such famous artists as Ivan Aivazovsky, Alexey Bogolyubov, Lev Lagorio, and others. The gallery will organize a lecture titled ‘Waterscapes in Russian and Primorsky painting in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries’. Research scholars will hold popular scientific lectures: ‘Maritime motives in the works of Primorye artists’, ‘The ship as an artistic image in painting’, ‘Aivazovsky — a great seascape artist’.

On 29 July, the cultural programme of the International Far Eastern Maritime Show will conclude with a concert and a theatrical performance in honour of the Day of the Russian Navy.

The Far Eastern Maritime Show 2018 will take place from 26 through 28 July 2018 on the eve of Russia Navy Day and the Main Naval Parade. The key events will be held on the campus of the FEFU on Russky Island. For more detail, see the official event website at: www.ifemshow.org.

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