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Days of the Far Eastern Federal District and a New Square of Relict Trees: What Innovations Will We See in the ‘Far East Street’ Exhibition’s Cultural Programme

6 August 2021
Дни регионов ДФО и новый сквер реликтовых деревьев: какие нововведения ждать от культурной программы выставки «Улица Дальнего Востока»

The opening ceremony of the ‘Far East Street’ exhibition will take place on 2 September. The ceremony’s artistic concept is based on a journey that a young heroine took on a paper boat called I Love the Far East through eleven regions of the Far Eastern Federal District.

The opening ceremony will feature a performance of the official anthem of the exhibition, which was written in 2019 based on lyrics by People’s Artist of Russia Ilya Reznik, as well as a performance by the Symphony Orchestra of the Primorskaya Regional Philharmonic Society together with the Academic Choir of Far Eastern Federal University and a show ballet. The ceremony will be attended by creative delegations from the regions.

The ceremony will also include demonstrations of Kyokushin-kan and taekwondo as well as flyovers by combat aircraft over the water area of ​Ayaks Bay (two Su-35S and two MiG-31BM aircraft).

The exhibition will be opened by Yury Trutnev, the Chairman of the Eastern Economic Forum Organizing Committee, Russian Deputy Prime Minister, and Plenipotentiary of the Russian President in the Far Eastern Federal District.

“This is the sixth Eastern Economic Forum. And for the sixth time, together with the regions, we are holding the ‘Far East Street’ exhibition to show the EEF participants and guests why we love the Far East and believe in it. Thanks to state support instruments, such as advanced special economic zones, a free port, and infrastructure support, more than 400 new enterprises have started operating in the region. More than RUB 1.9 trillion have entered the economy. This means that there will be funds to build schools, hospitals, roads, sports complexes, and libraries. This means that people will live better,” Trutnev said.

This year, visitors to the exhibition will see a number of innovations in the exhibition’s cultural programme. The main stage will feature the days of the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District, during which creative teams will perform, videos will be presented, and competitions will be held. The creative programme will not only consist of events that reflect the folk art of the region, but also modern performances, such as circus art, show numbers, unique performances of popular genres, and concerts by regional musical groups.

Presentations will be made by the Primorsky Territory on the opening day, 2 September, by the Kamchatka and Khabarovsk Territories on 3 September, by the Sakhalin Region and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) on 4 September, by the Amur Region and the Republic of Buryatia on 5 September, by the Chukotka Autonomous District and Jewish Autonomous Region on 6 September, and by the Magadan Region and Trans-Baikal Territory on 7 September.

A square of relict trees from the Far East will also be set up on the FEFU embankment. Forum participants will have the opportunity to plant about a hundred Far Eastern endemics, including Siebold’s magnolias, Manchurian apricots, Schlippenbach’s azaleas, junipers, and others. Each participant who plants a tree will be given a certificate indicating the geographical location of the tree.

The ‘Far East Street’ exhibition will run on 2–7 September as part of the 6th Eastern Economic Forum. It will be open to Forum participants on 2–4 September, residents and guests of Vladivostok on 5–6 September, and a social day is planned for 7 September. The exhibition is being organized by the Roscongress Foundation with the support of the Office of the Plenipotentiary Envoy of the Russian President in the Far Eastern Federal District.