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"AZERBAIJAN MUSIC EVENING" WAS HELD IN BEIJING WITH THE SUPPORT OF HEYDAR ALIYEV FOUNDATION

In Beijing, with the organizational support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Embassy of Azerbaijan in China, the Chinese People 's Association of Friendship with Foreign Countries held a concert program called "Azerbaijan Music Evening".

The concert was attended by the leaders and officials of the Communist Party of China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the China People’s Friendship Association with Foreign Countries, the Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Vladimir Norov, the ambassadors of Turkey, Russia, Austria, Luxembourg, and several other countries in Beijing, diplomats, scientists, representatives of the Beijing public, the Azerbaijanis living and studying in this country.

Azerbaijani folk and author's songs, wonderful national dances were performed by famous Azerbaijani musical groups "Amarok" and "Talent". The audience greeted the masters of Azerbaijan arts with applause.

 

THE PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY HOLDS

A COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS

On November 1, 2019, the Presidential library of the Russian Federation began accepting coursework, diplomas, research and other projects for the student competition.

The main condition for participation in the competition is the mandatory use of the resources of the Presidential library, which has numerous book editions, archival documents, periodicals, photo, audio, video and other materials in various disciplines, including the history of Russia, law, Russian language, geography, art history, and many other areas.

The works will be evaluated by the jury in the following categories: "Best course work", "Best final qualifying work and / or thesis", "Best project "Methodological development of multimedia lessons for students of secondary educational institutions", "Best work in "historical journalism" and "Best research work".

 

"LABYRINTHS OF FANTASIES" BY ALEXANDER DEMIDOV

On November 29, 2019, the Presidential library of the Republic of Belarus hosted the personal exhibition of Alexander Demidov's paintings "Labyrinths of fantasies".

Alexander Demidov was born in 1965 in Minsk. He graduated from the Art School named after A. K. Glebov and the Belarusian Academy of Arts. He is a member of the Union of Artists of the Republic of Belarus since 1996. Alexander Demidov's paintings are featured in public and private galleries not only in Belarus and Russia but also throughout Europe - the artist's work was highly appreciated in Germany, France, Great Britain, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Lithuania, Cyprus, and the United States.

 

THE BIBLE ILLUSTRATIONS OF MARC CHAGALL AND OTHER LIVRE D’ARTISTE MASTERPIECES

On November 8, the Yeltsin Center Art Gallery opened a new exhibition "Artists of the Russian emigre community in editions livre d'artiste". The visitors will be able to get acquainted with the masterpieces of a little-known genre in Russia, which is translated "the artist's book". The original printed graphics of the masters who left the country for one reason or another is featured on two floors of the Art Gallery.

"Livre d'artiste" are books released in a small collector's edition, usually within 300 copies. The main thing in them is the work of the artist. Picasso, Dali, Miro, and other great masters worked in this genre. Editions of livre d'artiste were issued on the best paper, various printing techniques were used in their design – etching, lithography, woodcut and others.

The exhibition "Artists of the Russian abroad in editions livre d'artiste" features twenty-eight editions of fifteen masters: Alexander Alekseev, Yuri Annenkov, Natalia Goncharova, Sonya Delone, Leon Zack, Maxim Kantor, Andrey Lansky, Ivan Lebedev, Victor Pivovarov, Serge Polyakov, Ivan Puni, Leopold Survage, Konstantin Tereshkovich, Osip Tsadkin, and Marc Chagall.

The exhibition "Artists of the Russian abroad in editions livre d'artiste" will run until January 19, 2020.

 

ROBOFOOBALL, TEAM WORK AND TECHNICAL CREATIVITY

Yeltsin Center on November 6 held the first lesson of the robotics course for children aged 6 years old and above. During the two academic hours, the participants had time to get acquainted with each other and different types of robots, mastered the principles of assembling the constructor, began to assemble their first robots and participated in a Robo-football match.

The introduction to the basic principles of robot assembly took place on the construction kits VEX IQ, designed for the youngest students and their teachers. The construction kit includes a certified educational program consisting of a series of laboratory works. In addition to training in the assembly and programming of robots, the courses have two important objectives: the development of project thinking and the formation of teamwork skills.

The lesson ended with a football match. Participants operated LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots-football players, forcing them to score a digital goal on the Funtronic interactive field.

 

A NEW PLAY FOR CHILDREN ABOUT THE NATURE OF SOUND

An announcement of an unusual musical performance appeared in the poster of the Yeltsin Center Theater. "The nature of sound" is a performance-lecture for children from six years old and above.

The performance in a simple and accessible form tells about the nature of sound, how sounds are formed into music, how harmony is achieved. It is made in such a way that children themselves participate in it. Therefore, it is an interactive performance. Children compose sounds, extract them from the most unexpected objects.

The next performance-lecture "the nature of sound" will be held on November 16.

 

"ABOVE ALL ON EARTH." THE PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY REVEALS UNKNOWN FACTS OF THE POLAR EXPEDITION

 LED BY I. D. PAPANIN

November 26, 2019, marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of one of the most famous Arctic explorers Ivan Dmitrievich Papanin. The Presidential Library’s collections contain rare publications that spotlight his life.

In the rare book "Heroic Four" 1938 edition describes the childhood of Ivan Papanin. The future rear admiral and doctor of geographical sciences was born in Sevastopol, in Korabushka - the area of ​​the sailor and fishing poor.

The team explored the depths of the Arctic Ocean, determined the currents of the polar basin. Only the radio connected them to the mainland: they talked about their scientific observations and at the same time living the life of the whole country.

The world was watching tightly the four polar explorers who were, according to Vishnevsky "above all on Earth". The Presidential Library’s portal features unique footage of a scientific expedition to the North Pole led by Ivan Papanin, including newsreel fragments.

 

PROSPECTS FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION TOUCHED UPON AT THE PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Strengthening the cooperation of Eurasian countries in the context of global changes in the world has become the main theme of the VI International Forum "Eurasian Economic Perspective", which took place in the Presidential Library.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the legislative and executive authorities of the countries participating in the Eurasian Economic Integration - Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, and Azerbaijan, as well as members of the Eurasian Economic Commission, scholars and experts from leading universities of the Eurasian Association of Universities, economists, politicians, public figures and businessmen as well as experts from Germany and China.

The business part was opened with a plenary session where participants delivered welcome letters of Chairperson of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matvienko and Acting Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov. After the plenary session, the work of the VI International Forum "Eurasian Economic Perspective" continued in the format of round table meetings.

 

18 EMERGING INDONESIAN LEADERS INVITED TO ATTEND OBAMA FOUNDATION LEADERS FORUM

Eighteen young leaders from Indonesia have been selected to join hundreds of their peers at the Obama Foundation Leaders: Asia Pacific forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, slated to run for five days in December.

The cross-sector global forum has invited around 200 emerging leaders from 33 countries from various backgrounds – be it public, private or non-profit – to represent work on a variety of issues such as education, environment, communication and entrepreneurship.

The event aims to equip the participants with workshops to improve their skills and provide opportunities for them to expand their global networking.

It will be followed by a one-year leadership program, throughout which the participants are expected to apply the skills and knowledge they learn during the forum in their respective fields.

In addition to former United States president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, other prominent figures are also scheduled to give speeches and bring up discussions about, among other topics, progress and opportunity in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

FDR LIBRARY AND MUSEUM HOSTS PEARL HARBOR DAY TALK

HYDE PARK, N.Y. — The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host a Pearl Harbor Day author talk and book signing Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. with Lew Paper, author of "In the Cauldron: Terror, Tension, and the American Ambassador's Struggle to Avoid Pearl Harbor".

"In the Cauldron" is the story of Joseph Grew, America’s ambassador to Japan, and his frantic effort in the months before the Pearl Harbor attack to orchestrate an agreement between Japan and the United States to avoid the war he saw coming.

Having resided and worked in Tokyo for almost ten years, Grew understood what Roosevelt and his administration back home did not: that the Japanese would rather face annihilation than endure the humiliation of surrendering to American pressure.

 

EAST COAST, MEDORA MEETINGS SET FOR ROOSEVELT LIBRARY BOARD

BISMARCK — The board tasked with planning the proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will meet four times next year, but only once in North Dakota.

Library foundation CEO Ed O’Keefe said the board’s schedule includes meetings in Washington D.C. on Feb. 6 and 7; New York on April 28 and 29; Medora, N.D., on Aug. 17 and 18 and Boston on Nov. 16 and 17. An exact site for the library has not been chosen, but it will almost certainly be near Medora and the Theodore Roosevelt National Park on the western edge of North Dakota.

O’Keefe said the location of each East Coast meeting holds strategic significance. In the nation’s capital, the board can confer with representatives from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Park Service. The New York meeting allows the board to visit Roosevelt’s boyhood home and later residence, Sagamore Hill, and Boston provides proximity to Harvard University’s extensive collection of Roosevelt’s writings. Additionally, the meetings put the board in prime spots to raise money for the project, O’Keefe said.

The proposed library in western North Dakota's Badlands is meant to honor and tell the story of Theodore Roosevelt, the former governor of New York who became the 26th president of the United States. After his mother and first wife died on the same day in 1884, Roosevelt set out for the Badlands and spent parts of three years hunting and ranching.

 

MOGOENG MOGOENG TO DELIVER 17TH NELSON MANDELA FOUNDATION ANNUAL LECTURE

The Nelson Mandela Foundation is gearing up for its 17th annual lecture at the University of Johannesburg's Soweto campus on Saturday, and vows to continue playing a vital role in society.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is expected to deliver the lecture under the theme "Constitutionalism as an instrument for transformation".

Speaking to News24 ahead of the lecture, the foundation's chief executive, Sello Hatang said there was no greater person to help the country understand the Constitution better than the chief justice.

Hatang said for the past four lectures, the foundation consistently dealt with issues of poverty and inequality. This year was no different.

"Constitutionalism needs to be understood in terms of how our society remains largely un-transformed," he said. 

Hatang also told News24 that in February 2020, the foundation would commemorate 30 years since Mandela was released from prison.

 

EISENHOWER LEGACY GALA HONORS WORLD WAR II VETERANS, 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION AND SAILORS FROM USS EISENHOWER

The annual Eisenhower Legacy Gala was held Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Eisenhower Presidential Library. Commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and World War II was this year’s gala theme.

Stephen Hauge, Chair of Eisenhower Foundation, highlighted the major renovations of the Eisenhower Museum. “In just over four years, the Eisenhower Foundation raised $12.43 million from more than 2,000 donors.” Hauge noted that 75% of that support was contributed by Kansans and donors from Kansas City.

“In addition to these programs, this past June, we held a special commemoration for the 75th anniversary of D-Day where more than 70 World War II veterans, ‘Rosies,’ and a survivor attended. Being in the presence of these remaining heroes of the Greatest Generation was an honor and a memory we all cherish,” Hauge stated.

Jim Sharp, Manhattan, KS, and a World War II soldier in the First Infantry Division, was the keynote speaker. He shared his combat story of the Battle of the Bulge and his experience as Sergeant of the Guard at the Palace of Justice during the Nuremberg Trials, where top Nazi leaders during World War II were put on trial for war crimes. Sharp has written two books, “Diary of a Combat Infantryman” and “Sergeant of the Guard at Nuremberg.”

The annual Eisenhower Legacy Award honors those who champion the life, leadership and legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower. This year’s award was presented to the 1st Infantry Division. Colonel Kevin J. Lambert, Chief of Staff of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, accepted the award presented by Mary Jean Eisenhower, granddaughter of General Eisenhower, and Jim Hagerty, Vice Chair of the Eisenhower Foundation.