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ARus­sian hand­i­craft show was re­cently held at the Rus­sian Cul­tural Cen­ter in Bei­jing. It was part of the Beauty of Rus­sia se­ries of ex­hi­bi­tions. The ex­hi­bi­tion was sup­ported by In­ter­na­tional Hu­man­i­tar­ian Co­op­er­a­tion and or­gan­ised by E.G. Pi­lyug­ina, a can­di­date of sciences (Kan­di­dat nauk), who serves as pres­i­dent of the Rus­sian Hand­i­craft As­so­ci­a­tion in Ed­u­ca­tional In­sti­tu­tions.

The ex­hi­bi­tion pre­sented a va­ri­ety of works of art, in­clud­ing lac­quer wares, shawls, Vologda laces, Gzhel, Bo­gorodsk wood carv­ing, Khol­mogory bone carv­ing, ma­tryoshka nest­ing dolls, enamel or­na­ments and em­broi­deries. Vologda lace is a tra­di­tional Rus­sian hand­i­craft with pat­terns fea­tur­ing con­tin­u­ous curves used for shawls, table­cloths and nap­kins. Gzhel is a type of tra­di­tional Rus­sian blue and white ceram­ics. Khokhloma paint­ing, with its bold red, black and gold pig­ments de­pict­ing plant pat­terns, is of­ten used as dec­o­ra­tion on ta­ble wares and fur­ni­ture. Khokhloma paint­ing ware and ma­tryoshka dolls, are pop­u­lar, tra­di­tional Rus­sian folk crafts.

Ac­cord­ing to Olga Mel­nikova, head of the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of­fice of the In­ter­na­tional Hu­man­i­tar­ian Co­op­er­a­tion of Rus­sia in China: “The ex­hi­bi­tion or­gan­ised by the Rus­sian Cul­tural Cen­tre in Bei­jing has be­come a tra­di­tion. Cre­ative works made by teach­ers and stu­dents from Rus­sian schools dis­played at the ex­hi­bi­tion im­press us with their unique­ness and re­flect main gen­res of tra­di­tional Rus­sian arts.” Dis­tin­guished guests, in­clud­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Em­bassy of the Repub­lic of Ta­jik­istan in China and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Rus­sian and Chi­nese me­dia or­gan­i­sa­tions, at­tended the ex­hi­bi­tion.

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