LONDON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
London-based company Russia Local Ltd (http://www.russialocal.co.uk) has launched the exciting new competition for children Russia4Brits (http://www.russialocal.co.uk/en/russia4brits) in partnership with a number of British and Russian cultural, educational, business and media organisations in order to promote a positive image of Russia among British youth
At the start of the UK Russia Year of Culture through challenging popular misconceptions about Russia, the project aims to improve Russo-British relations and international business and trade.
The project initiator, Russia Local's director Ignaty Dyakov states: "We are aiming to get chidlren involved in the discussion of Russo-British relations and the advantages of being friends for business, culture and education.
We believe by doing this it can prospectively improve Russo-British political, diplomatic and trade relations for the next generation and with Russia being a leading emerging market this can only bring benefits for Britain.In order to achieve these goals we have created a project to further these objectives and we are inviting schools and colleges to become involved."
He adds: It could not be more timely with issues on the Ukraine Russia border and the UK Russia Year of Culture".
The project Russia4Brits takes the form of a national competition aimed at 4 to 19 year olds. Working individually or in groups, children will be asked to produce a creative work such as a song, poem, article or a piece of photography on a theme related to Russia, her culture and her image in the world today. Prizes include flights to Russia (courtesy of EasyJet), books (courtesy of the European Bookshop and Russia Local Ltd), art reproductions (courtesy of Erarta Galleries London) etc.
The competition is now being launched in schools and colleges as weel as among home educators across the UK and will run over the academic school year until the deadline of the 7th April 2014. A judging panel, set to include prominent figures in business, the arts and media, will award prizes for the best submission in each category. The awards ceremony will take place on 23rd April at University College London School of Slavonic and East European Studies followed by the exhibition of winning works at Canary Wharf, London in May 2014.
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We are endorsed, in partnership with and/or sponsored by:
- Russia Beyond the Headlines
- Major Events International
- Belka Productions
- The Pushkin House
- Cambridge University Russian Society
- MacDougall's Fine Art Auction
- Canary Wharf Group plc
- The European Bookshop
- The Gazelle Colleges
- Live Nation Russia
- Erarta Galleries London
● Angliya Newspaper
● Kommersant UK
With others to be announced shortly.
In regards to judging the competition, the decisions will be made independently, fairly and anonymously based on the work in question and uninfluenced by externalities. The panel is made up of prominent Russian and British individuals from a variety of backgrounds and careers. They are as follows:
1. Eugene Abov - Publisher of Russia Beyond the Headlines
2. Victor Balagadde - Editor of Kommersant UK
3. Richard Barnes - Former Deputy Mayor of London
4. Rosy Benjamin - Actress and Co-founder of Belka Productions
5. Ignaty Dyakov - Director of Russia Local Ltd
6. William MacDougall - Owner of MacDougall's Fine Art Auctions
7. Tim McWilliams - Managing Director of Live Nation Russia
8. Nikolay Murashkin - Councillor, Executive Committee of the Cambridge University Russian Society
9. Dr Maxine Room - CBE, Principal of Lewisham College, The Gazelle Group
10. Phoebe Taplin - Freelance Journalist
- Ursula Woolley - Director of Pushkin House
- Beth Morrow, Director, Erarta Galleries London
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ABOUT RUSSIA LOCAL LTD
Founded in 2010 by director Ignaty Dyakov, Russia Local Ltd (http://www.russialocal.co.uk)is a linguistic consultancy for international organizations wishing to work in Russia. The company offers a range of tailored services to help ensure the smooth expansion and development of small and medium sized businesses and companies into the Russian market. As well as marketing advice, language training and help with translation, Russia Local Ltd (http://www.russialocal.co.uk) advises on cultural and behavioural differences, security aspects, entertainment and the business environment. The company also has an extensive network of partners in Russia to facilitate the launch of British businesses on the ground.
SOURCE Russia Local Ltd