The new project "Days of South Africa" was officially launched at the Moscow International Multimedia Centre (MMMC). The program included the opening of the exhibition of South African photographer Theuns Botha - "Our Friend South Africa", the private premiere screening of the film "Russian Antarctica. The Story in the Sequel " (2020) directed by Anna Golikova, A commemorative plaque for the 200th anniversary of the Antarctica discovery by Russian navigators, which will be installed in Cape Town in 2021, was also presented during the event.
A series of cultural and educational events for strengthening humanitarian cooperation between Russia and South Africa is an initiative of the TV BRICS international media network, implemented with the support of the Embassy of South Africa in Moscow and the Russia - South Africa Business Council at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Сhargé d'affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in the Russian Federation, H.E.Madivha Aaron Mudimeli officially opened the “Days of South Africa”. The guests of honor were Oleg Ozerov, Ambassador-at-Large and Head of the Secretariat of the Russia-Africa Partnership Forum, Igor Morozov, Chairman of the Coordinating Committee for Economic Cooperation with African Countries, Mikhail Malkov, Head of the BRICS Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Andrey Stolyarov, Deputy Director of the Department of Africa of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Fateev, Head of the Food and Agriculture at the Russia-South Africa Business Council at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry .
Vladimir Yakovlev, Minister-Counselor of the Russian Embassy in the Republic of South Africa, addressed the participants of the event via video link from Pretoria.
Days of South Africa will be held in online format further. The Russian TV premiere of the film will take place on March, 13 on the TV BRICS channel. The international premiere of the "Russian Antarctica" film in English is scheduled on March, 23 on the BRICS TV channel of the South African TV company Moja Media (TV BRICS partner in South Africa), broadcasting in 30 countries of the African continent.