The President of India Pranab Mukherjee on 10 May 2015 inaugurated Namaste Russia festival in Moscow, Russia.
Features of Namaste Russia Festival
• It is intended to deepen engagement of Russians with contemporary and classical Indian culture by showcasing Indian Culture in Russia.
• As part of the festival, the Russian Ministry of Culture will support the initiatives of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in sending Indian teachers of music and dance to regional centres in Russia from May 2015 to October 2015.
• Special emphasis will be on encouraging the participation of youth of both the countries in cultural exchanges.
• The logo for the festival was designed by a young Russian from the Russian town of Krasnoyarsk, who succeeded in an open competition participated by both Indians and Russians.
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When: 10 May 2015