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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The General Director of Chekhovian festival Valery Shadrin awarded the British order

Director General of the International theatre festival. A. P. Chekhov Valery Shadrin was awarded the Honorary Order of the British Empire “for services to promoting British and international art in Russia.” The ceremony took place on 18 July. The British Ambassador in Russia Laurie Bristow personally presented an honorary award.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

The order was established in 1917 by king George V, and it is awarded for combat bravery, social activities, achievements in art and science. Over the years, the knights of the Honourable order of the British Empire steel plácido Domingo, Steven Spielberg, Yehudi Menuhin, Franco Zeffirelli. For contribution to the arts and the development of cultural ties between Russia and great Britain that the order was awarded Vasily Livanov in the role of Sherlock Holmes in the movie Igor Maslennikov, musicians Mstislav Rostropovich and Gennady Rozhdestvensky.

And now Valery Shadrin was one of the founders

The international theatre festival. A. P. Chekhov (1992). For 24 years he and effectively it is headed. At the festival in different years were shown the performances of the most prominent Directors of the UK — Declan by Declan Donnellan, Matthew Bourne and others. Together with the British colleagues conducted performances of “As you like it” Dmitry Krymova and “War” by Vladimir Pankov.

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