The VI Russian Culture Week and the I Russian Economic Forum is being held in Porto from 15 to 18 October. The opening ceremony took place on the October 15 at the Rectory of the University of Porto. The following guests and speakers participated: Rector of the University of Porto Professor Antonio Sousa Pereira, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Portugal Mr. Mikhail L. Kamynin, the President of Sharing Foundation Dr. Silvio Santos and an Invited Speaker.
One of the
main events of a program was presenting a newly created icon "The Icon of New Martyrs" which
was given as a gift to the Russian Orthodox Church in Porto.
of the exhibition were: The Vice president of the Brotherhood of Clerics Father
Manuel Fernando, the President of the Sharing Foundation Mr. Sílvio Santos, the
Director of the Center for Russian Language and Culture of the International
Sharing School, the Ambassador Irina Marcelo Curto, the Priest of the Parish of
the New Martyrs of the Russian Orthodox Church of Porto Father Alexander
Pisqunov, and Archbishop of Madrid and Lisbon of Russian Orthodox Patriarchal
Church of Moscow in Portugal ER Nestor. CCILR was
represented by its President Mr. Bruno Valverde Cota and its General Secretary
Mrs. Svetlana Bilous. The cultural evening ended with a choir concert
"Ancient String Trio" by the Church of the Brotherhood of Clerics.
This year the organization created the I Russian Economic Forum in Porto and CCILR was represented by the president, vice-president and general secretary with the support of Commercial Section of russian Embassy in Portugal.