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29 May 2014, Thursday

Attention mass media!

On June 1st 2014, the International Children's Day, the Russian Children's Foundation will traditionally greet children from cities of Russia and the CIS in Moscow. On this day fourteen leading Moscow theatres will invite young members of the audience to their productions for children (11 thousands people are expected to attend these performances!).

Major events will take place on the Bolshoi Theatre Historic Stage. At noon the opening ceremony will start; Valentina Matviyenko, Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, and Albert Likhanov, the Head of the Russian Children's Foundation, will take part in the ceremony. The charity concert of the Moscow State Academy of Choreography will follow; after the concert the Academy's best pedagogues will be awarded prizes of the Moscow Regional Non-Governmental Foundation "Art of the Dance".

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, an outstanding social worker, the founder and the head of BRAC, the largest non-governmental charity organization in the world, and the International Children's Day in Russia honorary guest will be awarded the Leo Tolstoy's Gold Medal. The award ceremony will take place at the Atrium of the Bolshoi Theatre Auxiliary Building (Kopievsky pereulok, building 3) at 2 p.m.

Ambassadors of different countries, members of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation and deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of Russian Federation, statesmen and public figures, including Konstantin Kosachev, the Chair of the Federal Agency "Rossotrudnichestvo", Zinaida Dragunkina, the Chair of the Council of the Federation Committee on Science, Education, Culture and Information Policy, Elena Mizulina, the Chair of the State Duma Committee on Family, Women and Children Affairs, and other officials will take part in the award ceremony.

Please, send your requests for accreditation to the Federation Council via fax: (495) 692-43-05 and e-mail:

For additional information please call: +7 (495) 692-18-77, +7 (495) 692-56-04

Accreditation deadline: 4 p.m. May 30th (Friday). Please specify the position held, provide passport data and a serial number of photo/video equipment.

Entrance: entrance No.11 (central entrance) of the Bolshoi Theatre Historic Stage (Teatralnaya square, building 1).

Main Stage 1 Teatralnaya ploschad (1 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia
New Stage Bol'shaya Dmitrovka Street, 4/2, Moscow, Russia
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