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Russian culture is moving to the West

January 25 2006

Russian culture is all over the world of enormous interest. Crowds of foreigners in the museums of Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities - the best evidence of this. And when are visiting the exhibition of our museums - this is a real cultural event for the country in which they pass.

However, the State Duma deputies are concerned a little "sluggish" the advancement of Russian cultural and historical values abroad. For more action urged the State Duma deputy Alexei Mitrofanov. He recalled that France, the United States, China and India spend quite aggressive policies aimed at expansion of its cultural achievements over the world. "And we've got something to be proud of. Promoting our culture, we promote Russia's image, our value system. This is important and this should only encourage and welcome," - said the deputy.

The occasion for his speech at the meeting, the profile of the Duma committee has reported that some Western publishers, among them the world company: Sperling & Kupfer, Thames and Hudson, Princeton Architectural Press and Prestel, expressed interest in reprinting books on the history of Russia. The greatest interest was aroused by the publication "Russian Theatre," "Metro", "Soviet Cinema", published in the series "Russia. XX Century" as part of the publishing program of Interros.

"The very similar idea - according to Mitrofanov - is in itself a cultural event, for which we should be grateful to the sponsors. If the books in this series will come in the West, it will only increase interest in our country." According to a member of the General Council Russian public organization "Business Russia" Ivan Poliakov, publishing program of Interros - the best project in 2005.

A brief "biography" of the publishing program of Interros Company:

On the eve of 2003 was published in the gift album, "Playtime", which collected rare materials from the Museum of Toys Sergiev Posad, the Russian State Library and several private collections. The book was an encyclopedia of game and practice sessions, common in Russia since the eighteenth century to the present day.

The year 2003 was also marked by the appearance of yet another concept album - Russian flag of the regiment. " This is the story of military banners Russian regiments period of 1700-1814 years, a story about the time of establishment and development of the regular Russian army.

In 2004 he published three-volume "Russia. Twentieth Century, "which in a series of publications on Russian history, has won a special place. Many of the submissions are published for the first time, they remained in the pages of old newspapers, in the museum's storerooms. The idea and execution of three-volume brought him fame, attracted the attention of publishing professionals in the field of printing and publishing business.

In 2005, the world saw yet another book, "Moscow Metro". The publication is dedicated richest monumental decoration of a Moscow subway station, built in 1935-1954, respectively. The text accompanying the pictures, the memories of contemporaries, and the authors of the projects, archival materials, which reflects a unique stage in the life of the country - construction of the underground palaces of the proletariat. "

In 2005, an exclusive book series with the logo of "Interros" enriched two-volume edition of Russian theater. An illustrated chronicle of theatrical life. "The first book edition is devoted to the "golden age" in the history of Russian theater - the period from 1824 till 1917, the second covers the period between the two shocks in life: October 1917 and the beginning of the Great Patriotic War.

Two volumes of the Russian theater. Chronicle of the Russian theatrical life "was awarded a diploma of the first degree in the category" art books "for achievements in the artistic design and printing performed at the contest Book Art. Traditions and search. 2004 ".

Competition organizers are the Association of Book Publishers of Russia and Moscow State University Press. Special diploma of photography for the book was awarded the Moscow subway. "

In 2005, the 60-year anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War in the publishing program of Interros is the book "1,418 days", which continued the series "Russia. Twentieth Century. " The book "1,418 Days" contains over three hundred vintage photographs of famous and unknown authors, accompanied by texts, drawn from reports Sovinformburo.

On the eve of 2006 fans and experts of the national cinema has pleased the new edition - "The Soviet cinema. 1919-1991. The book went on a thematic series, begun in the spring of this year, two-volume "Russian theater. Chronicles of the Russian theatrical life. " Despite the fact that the theme of the book concerns one of the most popular and beloved in our country, the arts, it is built in strict newsreel style. In addition to the book included a special project "Heroes of our movies and CD-ROM with commercials the most popular Soviet films.

In early 2006, the publishing program of printing out two books at once: "Our cartoons" - memoirs, interviews and articles about the Russian inhabitants of the mysterious world of cartoons;

"From a soldier to general. From the history of the Russian Army "- on the pages where you can see the evolution of military uniform of Russian army soldiers from the prince's guards before the Civil War beginning of the twentieth century.

Maria Pavlikova

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