Russia effort 2018-2020

Arts and culture have always acted as an important meeting point for Denmark and Russia.

Modern art is gaining in popularity, though Russia is known for Classic art. [Foto: Pixabay, J. Macou]
Snowclad abbey near Moscow

Russia and Denmark have long cooperated in the area of culture. The strong networks that are the result of this cooperation, make for a solid basis to continue expanding and consolidating the cultural exchange between Denmark and Russia.

Culture as a meeting place

Arts and culture provide opportunities to meet and better understand each other and to find a common language. When political dialogue runs is complicated, artistic and cultural exchange between countries is crucially important. It allows for constructive and insightful dialogue and reminds us what we have in common. The Russia programme builds on existing collaborations with Russia and seeks to enhance Denmark’s existing positive and open cultural dialogue with Russian partners and to promote Danish art and culture to a wider Russian audience.

A growing and broad cooperation

Russia and Denmark have a strong tradition of working together in a wide range of cultural and artistic fields, including children’s theatre, literature, classical and popular music, photography and museum exhibitions. In recent years, this has been extended to encompass virtually every art form, including experimental art, while the geographical focus has shifted beyond the great cities of Moscow and St Petersburg. The strong networks that have emerged from this process constitute a solid foundation for continued progress in cultural exchanges between the two countries.

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Last updated: 14.11.2018
  • Agency for Culture and Palaces
  • H.C. Andersens Boulevard 2
  • DK-1553 Copenhagen V
  • Telephone: +45 33 95 42 00

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