The FAEA announces the launch of the II International contest “Russian civilization”


Federal Agency on Affairs of nationalities of Russia announces the start of the II International contest “Russian civilization”.

“This photo contest is very difficult, but interesting task: to convey through photographs of his understanding and attitude towards such a multi-faceted, and partly even philosophical concept of Russian civilization. Last year many participants and photographers by name, and Amateurs – were able to show the Russian civilization as the intertwining of cultures and traditions of the peoples who speak the Russian language, regardless of the countries where they live. That is why, despite its debut, the photo contest of “Russian civilization” has collected more than 10 thousand images from 1.8 thousand people from 28 countries. I am sure that this year it will be even bigger and more interesting. Looking forward to your first work”, – said the head of the FAEA Igor Barinov, who heads the jury of the photo contest.

It is significant that last year their pictures were sent by participants not only from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, but also USA, Italy, Germany, Spain, Ethiopia, South Africa, Thailand and Chile. Great interest the contest has caused and continues to cause abroad. This year the exhibition of selected works last year in partnership with Rossotrudnichestvo will be held in many countries on the basis of the Russian cultural centers.

“The winners of our photo contest was donated to his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, which is highly appreciated,” – said Igor Barinov.

Already from July 23 to professional photographers and Amateurs from different corners of Russia and abroad will be able to upload more pictures to the website Each participant can submit up to 5 photos, created over the past five years, in the categories: “the Unique nature”, “individual generation”, “the tradition of the big country”, “Architecture and sculpture”, “Folk art”. One of the main requirements: the age of the participants must be 18 years or older.

The submission of works ends on September 9. Then they will be judged by a jury panel composed at the invitation of Igor Barinov became known in Russia and worldwide professional photographers, artists, journalists, and public figures.

The award ceremony will take place at the end of September 2018 in Moscow. The best work can be seen in the fall at the open exhibition on one of the boulevards in the centre of the capital.

Details on the competition website

For reference

The winners of the International contest “Russian civilization” in 2017:

Nomination “Traditions of a great country”: 1st place – Julia Lilishentseva (Moscow), 2 place – Xenia Malchikova (Miass), 3 place – Sergey Rusanov (Tyumen).

Nomination “Unique nature”: 1st place – Yuri Pritisk (Novocheboksarsk), 2 place – Ilya Bunin (Moscow), 3 place – Sergey Belykh (Lipetsk).

Nomination “individual generation”: 1 place – Rafis Zakirov Kazan (Kazan), 2nd place – Anna Ryzhkova (Omsk), 3 place – Sergey Ladygin (Naryan-Mar).

Nomination “Architecture and sculpture”: 1 place – Ilya Beskhlebny (Yaroslavl), 2 place – Ivan Smelov (Saint Petersburg), 3rd place – Fabio of Chiesa (Italy).

Nomination “Folk art”: 1st place – Angela Usmanov (Chelyabinsk), 2nd place – Oleg kuhaiv (Novosibirsk), 3rd place – Christine Luba (Sochi).

The prize of spectator sympathies – Ruslan Totiev (Moscow).

Grand Prix – Maria Shots (Krasnoyarsk).

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