5 June / Bern
«Russian Cultural Seasons» Opening Ceremony.

On June 5, the Bellevue Palace Hotel hostel the opening ceremony of the 2nd International Festival «Russian Cultural Seasons». The event was unveiled by the Russian Ambassador tto the Swiss Confederation Alexander Golovin.

6 June / Geneva
Russian Language Day

On 6 June, the United Nations Palace of Nations in Geneva celebrated Russian Language Day with the first ever poetry soiree featuring performances by the outstanding Russian Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre actors Dmitry Brusnikin, Marina Brusnikina and Olga Litvinova.

14 June / Geneva
Reception Celebrating Day of Russia

On June 14, the photo show «Russia through the Eyes of the Swiss and Switzerland through the Eyes of Russians&raqio; was launched at the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN in Geneva as part of the celebration of Day of Russia in Switzerland.

3 July / Geneva
Concert by Yuri Bashmet and the International Youth Chamber Orchestra

On July 3, the Assembly Hall of the United Nations European Headquaters hosted a concert by the International Youth Chamber Orchestra under the direction of the outstanding Russian viola player Yuri Bashmet.

26 September / Geneva
Concert by Yuri Bashmet and Konstantin Khabensky

On 26 September, Geneva saw a truly unique and unprecedented event, with the renowned actor Konstantin Khabensky, legendary conductor Yuri Bashmet at the chamber group «Moscow Soloists» performing at the Victoria Hall.

10 October / Geneva
Lecture by Anatoly Smeliansky

On 10 October, the renowned theatre critic Anatoly Smeliansky delivered a lecture at the University of Geneva as part of «Legends of Russia» project.

11 October / Geneva
Media Breakfast with Oleg Tabakov, Anatoly Smeliansky and Elmira Shcherbakova at the Metropol hotel

On 11 October, a media breakfast was held at the Metropol Hotel on the occasion of the first tour by the Moscow Art Theatre in Switzerland.

11 December / Zurich
Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre Performances in Switzerland “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”