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Wed, 11/09/2011

Berlin - Moscow - Moscow Days in Berlin

PGD International not only wants to inform you on a regular basis about medical topics, now and then we also want to present you a selection of the rich cultural life of the city. A city that is characterized by a multitude of different cultures that like to present themselves with exhibitions, festivals, events, clubs or restaurants which can become a highlight of any visit to Berlin

– no matter whether you come to Berlin to attend a conference, to complete a business or undergo medical treatment and want to treat yourself and your companions to a pleasant afternoon or evening while staying in the city. Those events do not only provide the opportunity to gain new insights, they are also points of contact to find new friends and feel at home in a foreign land.

With more than 15.000 people the Russian community is one of the biggest communities in Berlin. Already during the Czarist regime Russians emigrated to Berlin. The Berlin district Charlottenburg where many Russians still settle, was therefore renamed by the Berliners, which have to nickname almost everything, as Charlottengrad.

20 years ago, shortly after reunification, Berlin and Moscow, have entered into a twinning, which is celebrated in November in Berlin with a great cultural program that surley is interesting and exciting not only for Russians and Germans.

The city partnership between the two capitals is something very special. It has been established at a time when life in the two cities was marked by epochal upheavals and curiosity in both places grew to take a fresh look at the neighbors across the border.

The festivities will open with a gala-concert with the orchestra "Moscow Virtuosi". Its conductor Vladimir Spivakov is a conductor and violin virtuoso of worldwide reputation. He founded the National Chamber Orchestra "Moscow Virtuosi" which, at the opening, will play works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Giacomo Puccini, Friedrich Gulda and others. In addition to numerous solo artists award-winning soprano Venera Gimadieva will also appear.

This year the days of the twinning - in May in Moscow, in November in Berlin - have an emphasis on film and photography. During the "Moscow Days in Berlin" the latter is shown in three very different exhibitions. "The history of Moscow in photographs" in shown as an open air show at the Humboldt-box on Unter den Linden. From November 14 to November 29 the exhibition "Silver Camera 2011 - 2011" with award-winning works of the now renowned competition for photographic documentation of Moscow is open and from November 15 to December 18 a photo exhibition in the Martin-Gropius-Bau shows masterpieces of Russian Pictorialism. "Silent resistance. Russian Pictorialism 1900 – 1930" is an impressive cross-section of artistic photographic style that reproduces by means of alienation is not the moment of reality, but the symbolic representation of an emotional state.

The film part is integrated in the “Russian Filmweek” which always takes place at the end of November. In its sideline the festival shows seven movies about the city of Moscow from 80 years of film history, from the "Golden 20's" to the new millennium. These seven exceptional contemporary documents convey powerful images from the excitement, characterized by up-and breaks history of the Russian capital.