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Moscow to host festival of ice sculptures

December 22 2008

New Year's Eve at the Botanic Garden will open the 20 th festival of ice sculptures "Vyugovey 2009. Muscovites and visitors are familiar with the icy objects, which each winter sculptures were placed on the central streets of the capital. Poklonnaya Hill, Pushkin Square, ENEA, Gorky Park in different years were decorated with intricate castles, fantasy chess pieces and fabulous characters.

The main idea of the festival of ice sculptures "Vyugovey 2009" - is to acquaint visitors with the world's architectural masterpieces. Pisa and the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, the Statue of Christ and Liberty, Brandenburg Gate, the Malaysian "Twins" Church of the Intercession on the Nerl and other masterpieces will be placed in the Botanical Garden "Apothecary garden" on the territory of which will be held Ice Sculpture Festival. By the process of creating sculptures attracted sculptors, repeated winners of international championships and competitions in ice sculpture from Belarus, Germany, Holland, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Finland and other countries.

December 29, 2008 will be opening the festival. On this day, visitors waiting for program of cultural activities: a master class on the ice sculpture of professionals - the winners and the winners of World Championships and Russia, children's competition among students in art schools, ice rides, performances and more.

From 4 th to 7 th January 2009. Russian Open Championship begins on the ice sculpture. By its terms, participants are given a special Ural ice and three days to perform competitive tasks. Highly wizard will create works of height more than 3 meters. Organizers of the festival and cultural center "Vyugovey are planning to bring more than 1,000 tons of special special ice cold from the Urals who is not afraid of Moscow's warm winter. Reviewing and awarding ceremony will take place on January 7.

In addition to ice sculptures Botanical Garden will be gracing the unique composition of light, which will create a special magic atmosphere "Magic of the winter garden."

For the youngest visitors of the festival provides a large play area with ice slides and fantastic characters from fairy tales the world's peoples. During the Christmas holidays each day will be held contests for children on the ice sculpture.

The jury, composed of Excellent creative studios of the city, children of famous figures of culture and art, as well as their parents, will evaluate the perfection of composition and technique.
> Андрей Гальперин

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