"I'm only a small fry", – one grandfather we met told us. He was a man who passed and won the war, worked all his life at an aircraft factory, and who raised and brought 5 children and 11 grandchildren. But we do not agree with his words! Millions of such grandfathers and grandmothers are very big people, very important people, people without whom Russia is not Russia, without whom our past, present and future are impossible. Look at them, look at their faces, and admire their beauty! This is real, living, humanistic, honest, and very necessary for all of us.
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Project history «Russian People. Frank Talk.»
Opening of the Exhibition "Russian People. Frank Talk" in the Russian House in Berlin
Having visited London, Glasgow, and Edinburgh, our Photo Exhibition reached Berlin. The opening of the Exhibition in the Russian House aroused great interest from all those who are partial to our country, our people and our language. The Exhibition was visited by people of different nationalities, ages, professions, and positions in society, but all of them were united by one thing: a sincere interest in life, thoughts, feelings of Russian people, and heroes of our Exhibition.
From left to right in the picture: Mikhail Vladimir, Director of the Russian House; translator; Mariya Aksyonova, the President of the Fund.
Opening of the Photo Exhibition "Russian People. Frank Talk" in the Pushkin House
On October 15, a Photo Exhibition "Russian People. Frank Talk" was opened in the Pushkin House (London, UK).
The Exhibition was opened by Mariya Aksyonova, the President of the Printing Pioneer Fund. The opening ceremony was attended by the following people: the Director of the Pushkin House, Julian Gallant; a writer, a publicist and the Chairman of the UK-Russia Society, John Roberts; the President of the National Fund named after G.V. Sviridov, Aleksandr Sergeyevich Belonenko; a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pushkin House Fund, Irina Arsenyevna Kirillova; the Director of the All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature, Yekaterina Geniyeva; employees of the Pushkin House; members of the public.
Opening of the Exhibition "Russian People. Frank Talk" in the Cultural Center of Florence
Mariya Aksyonova donated the Photo Exhibition "Russian People. Frank Talk" to Florence. The Exhibition was opened by Yekaterina Geniyeva (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Гениева,_Екатерина_Юрьевна), Paolo Del Bianco (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paolo_Del_Bianco), and Mariya Aksyonova (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Аксёнова,_Мария_Дмитриевна).
The Exhibition was opened in Auditorium, a cultural center of Florence. From here, it begins its journey through the cities of Italy
Opening of the Exhibition "Russian People. Frank Talk" in the All-Russian Museum of Applied, Decorative and Folk Art (Moscow)
On April 26, 2007, the Photo Exhibition "Russian People. Frank Talk" was opened in the hall of the All-Russian Museum of Applied, Decorative and Folk Art. We traveled to villages, talked with people, wrote down their stories and took their photos. As a result, a big Photo Exhibition was collected with quotes from the stories as notes under the photos...