The Russian- European Cultural Relationship

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The Russian- European Cultural Relationship:

An Historical Overview


Thursday, 28th April (19:00), Amerika Haus Berlin


The cultural relationship between Russia and Europe is often overlooked in political debates, but is playing an increasingly important role. The large number of Russian migrants in Europe and the former Soviet states, and the expansion of the European Union to the borders of the Russian Federation, add interesting dimensions to the relationship. The Russian-European Cultural Relationship will focus on the Russian Community in Berlin as a case study and consider the main challenges that lie ahead in bringing Russian and Europeans close together.

19:00     The Russian-European Cultural Relationship: An Historical Overview


Mr. Zhuravlev, Deputy Director, Russian Haus, Berlin.


Event Review

It was a pleasure to host the Vice-Director of the Russian Haus, Serghey Zhuravlev , in the auditorium of the Amerika Haus Berlin on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 28th.  Mr. Zhuravlev began by providing the audience with an overview of the Russian community in German, the seventh largest migrant community in the Federal Republic, and in Berlin in particular.

Following the introduction Mr. Zhuravlev spoke at length about the history, development, and current activity of the Russian Haus in Berlin. Located on Friedrichstrasse in the heart of Berlin, the Russian Haus provides a platform for the promotion of Russian culture in Berlin and is a venue for intercultural exchange. Mr. Zhuravlev then provided an overview of the cultural relationship between Europe and Russia and focused on some of the key challenges and opportunities in this area.

The lecture ended with Mr. Zhuravlev outlining some of the upcoming events set to take place in the Russian Haus and addressing questions from the audience.