St. Petersburg dedicated month to Isfahan

Two photo exhibitions displaying beauties of Isfahan will be held in Russia for a month within the framework of "Citizen Diplomat" initiative.

Iran (IMNA) - Two photo exhibitions ,entitled "Isfahan, the glory of Persian architecture" and "Isfahan, the cradle of peaceful coexistence of religions", will take place on Monday, and run for 1 month within the framework of the "Citizen Diplomat" initiative directed by the General Directorate for Communications and International Affairs of Isfahan Municipality.

The "Citizen Diplomat" initiative, which was launched in the winter of 2020, sought to take advantage of human capacity of Iranians living abroad to strengthen Isfahan's international connections; these two special events will be promoted in Isfahan’s Russian sister city following the suggestion of a group of Iranian students living in Moscow in cooperation with the General Directorate of Communications and International Affairs of Isfahan Municipality, Cultural Consultation Department of the Iranian Embassy in Russia, the General Directorate of Cultural Relations of Russia’s Islamic Cooperation organization, and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

30 artworks (60 in total) of Isfahani photographers will be displayed for visitors in each of these two galleries. The photos were selected by a jury committee out of the 363 artworks from 26 photographers.

It is worth mentioning that the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, which served as the official residence of the Russian tsars, is the most magnificent mansions in the city and is considered as one of the most-visited monuments in the world that turned into a museum after the Great October Socialist Revolution.

Also, the Gosudarstvennyy Muzey Istorii Religii (The State Museum of the History of Religion) is one of the largest religious themed museum in the world including a vast and diverse collection of historical and cultural artifacts from around the world; From Saudi Arabia in 6th millennium BC and ancient Egypt to medieval Europe.

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