Both Russian compatriots and the British, including members of the City Council led by Lord Mayor of Coventry Linda Bigham and Councillor of the Coventry City Council Abdul Salam Khan, attended the event. The host of the evening composer Derek Nisbet welcomed the guests of the concert. Derek is the author of the “Twin song”, which he wrote with Peter Kann on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the twin-city movement. The composition opened the concert and was accompanied by photographs of the battling Stalingrad and images of the city rising from the ruins after the war.
Thank you @coventrycc for the warm welcome to Volgograd’s young musical talents, who performed @albanytheatre on 27 Oct 2019.@RSGov is proud to support the 75th anniversary celebration of the 1️⃣st twin cities 🇬🇧Coventry🤝Stalingrad🇷🇺— Russia in the UK🇷🇺🇬🇧 (@RSGovUK) October 29, 2019
See you in Volgograd! 🕊️ pic.twitter.com/kOCBFVIFFY
Large-scale events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the emergence of relations between the two cities became possible thanks to the Presidential Grants Fund, non-profit organization Academy of Success and Rossotrudnichestvo.
According to the head of Academy of Success Vladimir Shipulin, the language of art does not require translation and remains an important tool of popular diplomacy, allowing to maintain friendships between residents of the two cities separated by thousands of miles.
Based on TASS materials.