– In the Russian spiritual and cultural center in Paris on Sunday held an Opera concert in memory of Russian soldiers who died on French soil during the First world war.
Solo concert presented soprano of the Bolshoi theatre Svetlana Kasyan and French pianist and composer Cyprien, Katsaris. Guests of the evening were representatives of the diplomatic corps, the cultural community, journalists, and ordinary Parisians, said “Interfax” the organizers of the concert from the Fund Gregory the theologian.
Director of the Foundation Leonid Sevastyanov in his opening speech, quoted the words engraved on the monument of the Second special Russian regiment “Children of France, when enemies are defeated and when you will be able to pick flowers on the field, remember us, your Russian friends, and bring us flowers.”
In turn, Thierry Mariani, co-President of the Association “Franco-Russian dialogue,” said the forgotten role of Russian soldiers in the First world and pointed to the importance of developing and maintaining relations of trust between Russia and France.