On January 27, the Russian House in Brussels prepared a rich program for the Day of Russian Students.
Vera Bunina, Director of the Russian House in Brussels, opened the evening with a welcoming speech and a brief excursion into the history of celebrating Student’s Day in Russia:
Tatyana’s Day is a favorite student holiday. On January 25, Russia celebrates the Day of Russian Students (Tatiana’s Day), which traces its history and traditions back to the 18th century.
On this day in 1755 (the day of the martyr Saint Tatiana), Empress Elizaveta Petrovna signed the decree “On the Establishment of Moscow University”, and this date became the official university day (then it was called “the day of the founding of Moscow University”).
By tradition, on this day in the Russian House, congratulations were received by students and teachers of the Russian language courses of the Russian House, as well as by Tatyana and the director of Russian schools in Belgium.
After the solemn part, the concert of saxophonist Vadim Tkachuk, a student of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, accompanied by pianist Inna van Mechelen, became a pleasant surprise.
The vernissage of the photo-art exhibition “The Age of Light” was a great success – a joint project of a costume designer, theater graphics and a dancer, and a student of the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts Alexandra Samarova and a photo artist Ekaterina Troshina.