The photo exhibition ‘135th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Romania and the Russian Federation’ opened on Wednesday at the Parliament Palace, Ambassador Oleg Malginov and the president of the parliamentary group of friendship with the Russian Federation, Deputy Viorel Stefan, attending, Agerpres reports. Viorel Stefan said that the exhibition presented ‘a history of the bilateral relations between Romania and Russia’ in pictures, starting in 1878.
Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Valeriu Zgonea conveyed a message, which was read by the president of the parliamentary group of friendship with the Russian Federation.
‘We are happy to be the host of a special event festively paying homage to the 135th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Romania and the Russian Federation. This year we have celebrated the 10th anniversary of the signature of the treaty on the friendly and cooperation relations between the two countries. It is a good opportunity to assess the stage of our bilateral relations and their prospects. The exhibition we are opening today gives the picture of a big country, with a rich culture, a country with many ethnic groups in which the East and the West mingle in a harmonious way. We also regard this exhibition as a means of making people come closer to one another and the mutual knowledge is the foundation of the cooperation in all fields,’ said Valeriu Zgonea in his message. Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Bucharest Oleg Malginov thanked Romania’s Parliament for hosting the exhibition and for the support it gave.
‘There are deep roots and the modern contacts, the signature of the treaty 10 years ago and the signature of the agreement on culture a few years ago, the life of the community of the Lippovan Russians here in Romania and the prospects of the development of the relations between our countries and of the development of our countries,’ said Malginov. The exhibition, which will be open in the lobby of the Parliament Palace over December 3-5, includes 120 photographs, some of them being portraits of Dimitrie Cantemir and Antioh Cantemir, Peter the Great, Russia’s Catherine the Great, Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, but also photographs of the first Russian envoy to Romania Lev Pavlovich Urusov, Russia’s Czar Alexander II, Romania’s Carol I and so on.