The Russian days in Italy

The Russian days in Italy

Projects of the «Russian world» programme are getting more important within the international context as they create the image of the Russian world for representatives of other cultural traditions. One can find traces of the Russian spiritual and cultural heritage in different countries of the world. It is up to us to preserve them. That is why certain attention is paid to projects related to our compatriots and their influence on the destiny of European countries.

In 2011 «Days of Suvorov in Italy» were held. It was dedicated to the Italian march of the Russian army with Alexander Suvorov in charge that took place in 1799. The International Conference «Russian people in the history of Europe: Alexander Vasylyevich Suvorov» was organized in  Saint-Petersburg . Work of Russian and foreign scientists was devoted to activity of the great commander and his historical lessons. In May the project was continued outside Russia. The «Days of Suvorov in Italy» were held. Monuments to the Russian commander were unveiled in Italian towns, the youth bike ride was organized to cover the route of Suvorov’s army during their triumphant Italian march.