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18/11/09 – Raj Kapoor Retrospective at St. Petersburg

Under the Year of India in Russia 2009, a Retrospective of films of the legendary Indian actor, director and producer Raj Kapoor will be held at Mirage Cinema, 35, Bolshoi Prospect, Saint Petersburg, as per the following schedule:

Awara – November 30

Shri 420 – December 1

Jaagte Raho – December 2

Screenings begin at 1900 hours. Entry is free and open to general public. Invitations can be obtained from Consulate General of India, Saint Petersburg. Phone: (812) 272 1988.

05/11/2009 – Rishi Kapoor visits Moscow and Vladikavkaz

Within the framework of the Year of India in Russia 2009, an exhibition titled "A Journey of Indian Cinema" will be held at M.S. Tuganov Art Museum, Vladikavkaz, Republic of North Ossetia-Alania on 9-10 November 2009. Renowned Indian film actor Rishi Kapoor (son of the legendary Indian film actor, director and producer Raj Kapoor) will be the Chief Guest at the inauguration of the exhibition.

Prior to his departure for Vladikavkaz, Mr. Rishi Kapoor will be present at the screening of his film "Chintuji" at "Khudozhestvenny Theater" on 24 Novy Arbat Street, Moscow at 17:30 hrs on 9 November 2009, which is open to general public. The film also features Russian ballerina Kseniya Ryabinkina. Entry is free.

30/09/2009 - Visit of Commerce and Industry Minister to Russia

Shri Anand Sharma, Commerce and Industry Minister, during his meeting with the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, in Moscow today, reaffirmed India’s abiding commitment to nurture and consolidate the strategic partnership with Russia. In his meeting with Prime Minister Putin, the Minister held discussions on a wide range of bilateral issues including on means to diversify and deepen the economic engagement with Russia.

Shri Sharma also held bilateral meetings with Minister for Economic development Ms E Nabiullina, and launched the third India-Russia Forum on trade and investment. The forum was also addressed by Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Alexander Zhukov and attended by over 300 delegates from Indian and Russian industry. During the delegation level talks with his counterpart, Shri Sharma impressed upon the need to diversify bilateral trade and move away from just commodity trading to high-level investments in identified sectors. The priority sectors that were mutually identified include Pharmaceuticals, Energy (including nuclear energy), IT, High technology cooperation, agro processing and gems and jewelry. The two ministers agreed that the bilateral trade between the two countries needs to have an ambitious agenda, given the strategic nature of bilateral engagement and set a target of $ 15 billion by 2012.

Later in the day the Minister held bilateral talks with Mr. V Khristenko, Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia. Both the ministers agreed to intensify cooperation in defence and nigh technology sectors and to move towards an engagement based on partnership. The need to encourage joint ventures through regular business to business interaction was stressed. Minister Khristenko indicated that he would visit India by December 2009.

Shri Sharma inaugurated the India Show at St Petersburg, being organized by ITPO.

29/10/09 – Exhibition on "Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy: A Unique Legacy"

At The State Leo Tolstoy Museum, Moscow

Under the framework of the Year of India in Russia, an exhibition on "Mahatma Gandhi & Tolstoy: A Unique Legacy" opened on 29 October 2009 at the State Leo Tolstoy Museum, 11/8, Prechistenka Street, Moscow. The exhibition is curated by Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (Gandhi Memorial), New Delhi and organized in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The Exhibition will run for two weeks.

The exhibition was jointly inaugurated by H.E. Mr. P.P.Shukla, Ambassador of India; Mr. Andrei Busigin, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vitaly B. Remizov, Director of Tolstoy Museum; Mr. Alexander Lvov, Head of State Museum Exhibition Centre (ROSIZO) and Mr. Vladimir Tolstoy, great grandson of Tolstoy and Director of Tolstoy’s Yasnaya Polyana Estate. The dignitaries at the inauguration spoke of the great influence Mahatma Gandhi and Tolstoy had on the world by preaching the enlightened doctrine of non-violence and referred to the correspondence between the two personalities. The original letters are preserved in the Tolstoy Museum and are at display. Children of the Embassy of India School, Moscow presented Gandhi’s favourite religious songs on the occasion. Russian students of Youth Theatre presented folk songs. The exhibition was declared open by lighting of the ceremonial Indian lamp.


15/09/2009 – India Show 2009

Within the framework of the Year of India in Russia 2009, one of the largest business events of India in Russia 'The India Show' will be held at St. Petersburg at Lenexpo (Pavilions 5 and 5A) from 30 September to 3 October. The India Show is a unique B2B platform for manufacturers, exporters, importers, suppliers and buyers from both India and Russia. The event seeks to project a range of India's quality products and all-round technological advancements to the Russian market. The event is organized by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) with the support of the Embassy of India in Russia and the Consulate General of India in St. Petersburg. Over 140 leading Indian companies are participating and sectors in display include Engineering, Chemicals and allied products, Information Technologies, Electronic and Computer software, Space Technology, Industrial Products, Textiles, Apparel & Garments, Handicrafts and gift items, Agricultural & Processed Food, Tobacco, Tea, Coffee, and Spices.

The India Show will be inaugurated on 30 September 2009 at Lenexpo, St. Petersburg by Minister of Commerce and Industry of the Government of India Anand Sharma.

Read more:
List of participating Indian firms The brochure "India Show 2009"


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