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**Event Postponed Announcement** Annual IRBA Business Seminar a part of Festival of Russian Culture – Thursday, 19th February 2015

February 17, 2015 Comments off

Dear IRBA Friends,

We regret to announce that the IRBA Business Seminar as part of the Festival of Russian Culture 2015, scheduled for Thursday,19th February 2015 at O’Callaghan Alexander Hotel, Dublin 2 has been postponed for reasons beyond our control.

The event will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

For any queries, please do no hesitate to contact us at jc@irba.ie.

Kind regards,

The IRBA Team

 

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Festival of Russian Culture 2015, 14th – 22nd of February, Programme of events

February 8, 2015 Comments off

by Vera Smyth, Chair of the Festival of Russian Culture

The Ireland Russia Business Association is pleased to announce the programme of the Festival of Russian Culture 2015.

  • 13-15 Feb: “The Tale of Tsar Saltan” by Moscow Puppet Theatre (performed in Russian) http://www.z-zy.com/в-ирландии/сказка-о-царе-салтане-в-ирландии/, Russian Schools and Clubs
  • 14 Feb, 13.30-14.30: Official Opening and concert of Russian classical music “Titans of St. Petersburg” with Deirdre and Fionnuala Moynihan, Hugh Lane Gallery
  • 15 Feb, 12.00-13.00: Lecture on Russian Art, Hugh Lane Gallery
  • 16 Feb, 11.00-12.00: Russia: flicking through the history book with Vera Smyth, Ballyfermot Library
  • 16 Feb, 18.30-19.30: Talk on Maxim Gorky with Svetlana Maximova, Rathmines Library
  • 17 Feb, 10.00-12.30: Talk on Russian Studies and Quiz for Transition Year students “How well do you know Russia” by TCD students, Ilac Library
  • 17 Feb, 20.00: Great Symphonies Close Up, Sergey Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1, National Concert Hall, tickets at www.nch.ie
  • 18 Feb, 13.00-14.00: Workshop on 175th anniversary of Tchaikovsky, Ilac Library
  • 18 Feb, 13.00-14.00: Lecture “Art in Transition: Painting in Early 20th Century Russia” with Wanda Smolin, National Gallery of Ireland
  • 18 Feb, All day: Open Day at Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, TCD, Trinity College
  • 18 Feb, 16.30-18.00: Free Russian-speaking tour of Trinity College, Room 5051, Arts Building, TCD
  • 18 Feb, 19.00-21.00: Gala concert, Atrium, Trinity College
  • 19 Feb, 08.00-09.30: Business breakfast with Ireland Russia Business Association, IRBA
  • 19 Feb, 20.00: Ray Chen plays Russian composers, National Concert Hall, tickets at www.nch.ie
  • 20 Feb, 19.00-20.00: Russian poetry talk and readings, Venue to be confirmed
  • 21 Feb, 13.30-14.30: Concert of Russian classical music with Owen Lorigan, Helene Hutchinson, David Scott, Eoin Hynes and Siobhan Kilkelly, Hugh Lane Gallery
  • 21 Feb, 15.00-16.00: Life and works of Alexander Pushkin with Svetlana Maximova, Pearse Street Library
  • 21 Feb, 15.30-16.45: Russian/English Conversation Exchange, Ilac Centre Library
  • 22 Feb, 12.00-17.0: Family Day with entertainment for children and families, Red Cow Moran Hotel
  • 22 Feb, 12.00-13.00: Film on Russian Art, Hugh Lane Gallery

Festival of Russian Culture 2015, Dublin

January 26, 2015 Comments off

by Vera Smyth, Chair of the Festival of Russian Culture

Festival of Russian Culture will celebrate its 6th year and will be held from Saturday the 14th till Sunday the 22nd of February.

The Festival has been a great success, notably the extensive range of cultural and entertainment activities attracting significant interest from both Irish and Russian communities. The festival has huge success generating a substantial amount of national and local press and radio coverage. Last year it was featured on the RTE Nationwide.

The aim of the festival is to promote Russian culture and to provide an opportunity for people of Dublin and visitors to get a taste of Russian art and music, traditions and cuisine.

The week-long festival is made up of multiple free events and is designed to appeal to people of all ages, and to increase knowledge of Russian culture within Ireland. The festival guarantees a high degree of exposure for companies looking to make direct contact with desirable target audiences.  Read more…

Festival of Russian Culture 2014 Highlights

March 18, 2014 Comments off

by Roman Molochko

The Russian community in Ireland has celebrated its Annual Festival of Russian Culture, which was organised by the community and supported by the Dublin City Council and the Russian Embassy. This Festival is in its 5th year and attracts more and more visitors from around the country.

This is a week-long Festival which is traditionally celebrated in Russia as “Maslenitsa”, meaning Pancake week. Russian traditional music and dance, traditional costumes, fun activities, food and more took place during this week.

The Family Day, which plays a significant part of Pancake week, took place in the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin on Sunday the 2nd of March. The RTE Nationwide reportage is available to view for a limited period here.

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2014 Festival of Russian Culture: Business Seminar

February 17, 2014 Comments off

by Jennifer Condon

As part of the Festival of Russian Culture 2014, the Ireland Russia Business Association (an initiative of the Irish Exporters Association) is hosting a breakfast briefing.

Venue:             The Alexander Hotel, Dublin 2.  Map

Date:                Thursday, 27th February 2014

Time:                Registration opens at 7.30am. Breakfast served from 8am with talks starting from 8.30 am.

Agenda:            Speaker line-up to be confirmed and publicised shortly. The Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Ireland will be in attendance. This event is being organised as part of the Festival of Russian Culture which is being held in Dublin to promote Russian culture between the 23rd of February and 2nd of March 2014. For more details, see www.russianfestival.ie.

Fee:                   € 30 per person

Registration:     Please RSVP to Jen Condon at jc@irba.ie before COB on Monday, 24th February 2014. Early booking advised. Registration on a first come, first served basis. For any queries, please phone 01 6424178 or email the address above.

Festival of Russian Culture 2014

February 3, 2014 Comments off

by Vera Smyth

Festival of Russian Culture will celebrate its 5th year and will be held from Sunday the 23rd of February till Sunday the 2nd of March.

The Festival has been a considerable success, notably the extensive range of cultural and entertainment activities attracting significant interest from both Irish and Russian communities, and it has established a strong reputation with both the Irish and Russian community here and abroad. In addition the festival has huge success generating a substantial amount of national and local press and radio coverage.

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EVENT: Ireland Russia Business Breakfast Hears Of Challenge To Irish Government

March 14, 2013 Comments off

By Limelight Communications

Economist Constantin Gurdgiev criticises current Government thinking; event hears of 19% increase in Irish exports to Russia

A business event co-hosted by Dublin City Council and the Ireland Russia Business Association (IRBA) on Monday, 11th March 2013 heard Enterprise Ireland announce a 19% increase in Irish exports in goods to Russia from 2011 to 2012.  The event heard that the months through November  2012, the export figure from Ireland to Russia was €603million, excluding services.  Peter Finnegan, Director of Economy and International Relations with Dublin City Council commented that a key element of Ireland’s recovery rested with business development into the emerging Russian Market.  Business expansion into and inward investment from Russia had the potential to create significant jobs.  Dublin’s Russian Festival focused on the potential for increasing business with, and attracting investment from, Russia.

Chairman of the IRBA, respected economist and commentator Constantin Gurdgiev provided participants with an insight into the trade dynamics between Ireland and Russia.  He challenged current Irish policy and thinking.  He emphasised the urgent need to establish Ireland’s reputation as a platform for entry by companies from BRIC economies and other emerging and middle income markets into North American and European Markets.  He observed that in his view, too many Russians still think of Ireland as part of England and hold other stereotypes.  He also encouraged Irish business to see Russia as a platform for entry into the Central Asia Marketplace and also into the countries of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States).

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