RGS’s Exhibition Opens In West Africa For The First Time

The exhibits. Photo: News Agency "African Initiative"
The exhibits. Photo: News Agency "African Initiative"

From January 13 to 21, an exhibition of works by participants and laureates of the photo contest of the Russian Geographical Society "The Most Beautiful Country" was held in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. Visitors saw fascinating pictures of the natural and cultural heritage of Russia introducing the unique places of our country.

The opening ceremony was attended by high-ranking representatives of the political and academic circles of the African country: Prime Minister of Burkina Faso Apollinaire J. Kyélem de Tambèla ; Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Innovation Adjima Thiombiano; Minister of Culture, Arts, and Tourism Rimtalba Jean Emmanuel Ouedraogo; Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation Karamoko Jean Marie Traore; representatives of Joseph Ki-Zerbo University, Thomas Sankara University, and Superior Normal School, as well as the Russia – Burkina Faso Friendship Association, the association of former students of the USSR and Russia "Soyuz", the association of compatriots "Rainbow", etc.

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High-ranking guests of the event. Photo: News Agency "African Initiative"
High-ranking guests of the event. Photo: News Agency "African Initiative"

“This exhibition demonstrates the strengthening of the Ouagadougou – Moscow axis of interaction and puts Russia among our privileged partners. May the exhibition strengthen the friendly ties between our two peoples, which will continue to grow stronger. My congratulations on this exceptional cultural initiative that brings out the richness of Russian culture. Long live the Russian-Burkina friendship!” said Prime Minister of Burkina Faso Apollinaire de Tambèla.

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Participants of the opening ceremony. Photo: News Agency "African Initiative"
Participants of the opening ceremony. Photo: News Agency "African Initiative"

More than 80 people also shared their impressions of the exhibition in the comments book.

The exhibition was held as part of the opening of the "Russian House" in Burkina Faso, whose activities will be aimed at the implementation of cultural and educational programs. Photos from the opening ceremony of the exhibition were provided by the news agency "African Initiative".