Celebration of the Russia Day in Kolkata

On June 12, 2019 the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Kolkata hosted the Russia Day reception at The Park Hotel. Mr Alapan Bandyopadhyay IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Departments of Home & Hill Affairs; Industry, Commerce & Enterprise; MSMEs & Textiles, Government of West Bengal, graced the event as the Chief Guest.
Heads and members of diplomatic missions and cultural centers of Australia, 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 accentuated the high intensity of Russian-Indian contacts at all levels during 2018 and the current year, and stressed the everlasting friendship and mutual trust between the two nations.
The reception received positive responses from guests, who especially appreciated dishes and beverages of the Russian cuisine.
The event was widely covered by the local press.