PHOTO-GALLERY OF THE SLAVONIC NEW YEAR’S RECEPTION
On 31 January 2017, for the first time in history, the Slavs organised jointly under the coordination of the SLAVONIC EUROPE Organisation a SLAVONIC NEW YEAR’S RECEPTION in Brussels in the MARTIN’S BRUSSELS EU HOTEL.
280 guests coming from all 13 Slavonic countries and the worldwide community joined the event which has been framed by the Russian Jazz Session and organised by the SLAVONIC EUROPE Event Team.
As guests of honour, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union and the EURATOM, Mr. Artem BULATOV, and HI&RH Grand Duke GEORGE MIKHAILOVICH of Russia were present at this historical event.
Artem Bulatov, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union and the EURATOM (right)
HI&RH Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia (right)
After short introductory remarks by the President of the SLAVONIC EUROPE Organisation, Mr. David CHMELIK, the Deputy Permanent Representative BULATOV gave a welcome address underlying the importance of this Slavonic cultural initiative in Brussels and wishing to SLAVONIC EUROPE all success on its future way of realisation.
As one of the special artistic highlights of the evening, a belcanto concert has been offered, performed by the Bulgarian belcanto-soprano Anita TODOROVA singing one of the world’s most famous opera arias – the ‘Song to the moon’ – “Měsíčku na nevi hlubokém” from the opera Rusalka from the Czech composer Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904).
The event gave a unique opportunity for new contacts and various discussions – bridging in this loose framework East and West.