Sérgio Vieira de Mello, a Brazilian ambassador to the UN who was killed four years ago during a terrorist attack while on assignment in Iraq, was honored this Thursday, June 28, by the United Nations with the unveiling in Geneva of a bronze likeness of the 30-year Brazilian veteran of many UN peacekeeping operations .Detailed image:
28 June 2007 – The United Nations today honoured the late Sergio Vieira de Mello with the unveiling in Geneva of a bronze likeness of the 30-year Brazilian veteran of many United Nations peacekeeping operations who was killed during a terrorist attack while on assignment in Iraq.Detailed image:
The President of the Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli has been awarded a medal of St. Cyril and St. Mephodi for his big contribution to the development of culture. The President of the Slavic Foundation of Russia Galina Bogolyubova presented the medal to Zurab Tsereteli at the meeting of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Arts in Moscow on June 26, 2007.Detailed image:
On June 26, 2007 at 2 p.m. in the White Hall of the Russian Academy of Arts will be held a joint meeting of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Arts and the Commission for Preservation of Cultural and Spiritual Legacy of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation on prospects of development of the Russian Academy of Arts (RAA).Detailed image:
On June 21, 2007 in the halls of the museum “Creative Legacy of Academician Yuri Orekhov” students from Moscow and St. Petersburg were awarded Y. Orekhov prizes in the field of sculpture at the 3rd annual ceremony arranged by the Russian Academy of Arts and the “Sculptor” Moscow Foundation to Support of Russian Sculptors.Detailed image:
On June 21, 2007 the Research Institute of Theory and History of Fine Arts of the Russian Academy of Arts opens its doors to all those who want to advance their education in the field of fine arts, architecture decorative and applied art.Detailed image:
June 20, 2007 – On the territory of the Moscow University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs was unveiled a monument to the Soldier of Law and Order designed by People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Arts Anatoli Bichukov. The ceremony took place in the presence of the Minister of Internal Affairs Mr. Rashid Nurgaliev, heads of departments and services of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.Detailed image:
The world renowned Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa has come to Moscow to participate in events in honor of the 250th Anniversary of the Russian Academy of Arts. On June 15, 2007 at the General Meeting in the Oecumenical Councils of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour Kisho Kurokawa was officially awarded the title of an Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts.Detailed image:
Program of events in honor of the 250th Anniversary of the Russian Academy of Arts to be held in Moscow on June 15, 2007.Detailed image:
The joint meeting of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Arts and Scientific Council of V. Surikov Moscow State Academy Art Institute dedicated to results of the 2006-2007 academic year was held in V. Surikov Art Institute on June 7, 2007. It was chaired by People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, head of V. Surikov Art Institute Andrei Bichukov and attended by prominent masters of home fine arts – Tair Salakhov, Dmitri Zhilinsky, Michael Kurilko-Ryumin, Valentin Sidorov, Alexander Rukavishnikov, Eugene Maximov, Michael Pereyaslavets and others, professors and teachers of V. Surikov Art Institute, members of the art education division of the Russian Academy of Arts. Under the examination were works by the 1st – 5th year students of faculties of painting, sculpture and architecture.Detailed image:
New York, June 2, 2007 – RIA Novosti, Dmitri Gornostaev. More than 500 people took part in the celebration on Saturday in New York in honor of the 200th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Russia and the United States of America, informs RIA Novosti reporter.Detailed image:
On May 25, 2007 the Russian Academy of Arts congratulated the prominent artist, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Arts People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, Winner of State Prizes Dmitri Zhilinski with his 80th jubilee. The celebration ceremony took place in the White Hall of the Russian Academy of Arts and was followed by a film about the artist’s art.Detailed image:
11-05-2007 3:00 pm On 9 May 2007, the Director-General, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, opened at the Organization’s Headquarters a solo exhibition of works of Zurab Tsereteli, President of the Russian Academy of Arts and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. The inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of His Excellency Mr Alexandre Alexeevitch Avdeev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to France, His Excellency Mr Vladimir Kalamanov, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of the Russian Federation to UNESCO, and Mr Zurab Tsereteli.Detailed image:
The UNESCO Picasso Gold Medal was presented on Wednesday to the celebrated Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli for his remarkable personal contribution to development of the Russian Academy of Arts which is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year. The ceremony was attended by members of the Academy presidium, UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura, Russian diplomats.Detailed image:
In his speech at the Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors in Paris on April 3, 2007 President of the Russian Academy of Arts and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Zurab Tsereteli focused on the following directions of his activity:
“Of special interest to me in my recent creative endeavors have been not only artistic tasks, but also problems relating to possibilities of the world improvement through art. Today, it is very important to make people understand how much can be achieved by the powerful impact of art affirming mutual understanding, respect and tolerance in relations among representatives of diverse cultures and religious confessions for the benefit of betterment of modern world community”.
Representatives of the world noted family Michael and Gustav Nobel have come to Moscow to be honored guests at the presentation of the Russian National Foundation for the Nobel Family Heritage. The ceremony will take place in Zurab Tsereteli Art Gallery and will be attended by representatives of the Public Chamber, the Duma, businessmen and ambassadors to Russia.Detailed image:
On March 23, 2007 the President of the Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli was awarded the <a href="http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=26454&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html" target="blank">UNESCO Picasso Gold Medal</a>. The UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura noted, that in the year of the 250th Anniversary of the foundation of the Russian Academy of Arts this would be a fitting manner to pay tribute to the venerable and outstanding institution as well as to the remarkable personal contribution of Zurab Tsereteli in developing the Russian Academy of Arts as one of the most prestigious institutions devoted to art education and to promotion of cultural dialogue at the international level and the exchange of ideas between artists of all European nations.Detailed image:
February 28, 2007, Tokyo. The unveiling ceremony for the monument to the 52nd Japanese Prime Minister Itiro Hatoyama is going to be attended by the Japanese and Russian honorary guests, including Prime-Minister of the Russian Federation Michail Fradkov, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Japan Michail Belyi, Deputy Mayor of Moscow Joseph Ordjonikidze, President of the Russian Academy of Arts and sculptor of the monument Zurab Tsereteli, Japanese Prime-Minister, Deputy Foreign Minister of Japan, Chairman of the House pf Representatives, members of the Hatoyama family.
A reception will be hosted after the ceremony to award diplomas to the Chairman of the 21st Century Russian Committee Yuri Luzhkov and President of the Russian Academy of Arts and designer of the monument Zurab Tsereteli.
The Russian Academy of Arts headed by Zurab Tsereteli since 1997 was conceived and established as an educational entity. Throughout its history, the oldest Russian cultural institution has obtained a variety of new functions. Nowadays, the Russian Academy of Arts is a premier state creative and research entity combining prominent artists and creative people of the nation. Since the outset of the Academy, education has remained the most significant element of its multisided activity.Detailed image: