12 June / 2018

Celebration of the Russia Day in Kolkata

On June 12, 2018 the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Kolkata  hosted the Russia Day reception at The Park Hotel. Mr S.Kishore, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Industries, Commerce & Enterprise, Government of West Bengal, graced the event as the Chief Guest.

Heads and members of diplomatic missions and cultural centers of Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, France, Germany, Italy, Myanmar, Thailand, honorary consuls, representatives of the local administrative, political, artistic and academic circles, business community, mass media, and Russian compatriots attended the reception.

Addressing the gathering Consul General of the Russian Federation in Kolkata Mr Alexey Idamkin emphasized the mutual focus of Russia and India on further strengthening strategic partnership and mentioned the unprecedented intensity of bilateral contacts during 2017 and the current year. The Consul General highlighted the upcoming FIFA World Cup, and presented Yekaterinburg’s bid to host the World Expo 2025 by playing a relevant video clip.

The photo exhibition “FIFA World Cup Russia-2018” was arranged at the venue.

The function received positive responses from guests, who especially enjoyed dishes and beverages of the Russian cuisine.

The event was covered by the local media.