“VICTORY & PEACE” | Sunday Observer


20 September, 2020

The Annual Art Exhibition of the Russian School of Art of the Russian Centre in Colombo will be held from September 21 till September 30, 2020. The inauguration of ‘Victory & Peace’ an exhibition dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory over Nazism in the Second World War will be held with Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, as chief guest, Prof. Kapila Gunawardena, Secretary to the Ministry of Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs, Ambassador of the Russian Federation, Yuri Materiy, Military, Air and Naval Attaché of the Embassy of the Russian Federation Colonel. Denis I Shkoda and Madam First Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation and Director of the Russian Centre in Colombo, Madam Anastasia Khokhlova, This year the whole world celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Second World War, which Russian people refer to as ‘The Great Patriotic War’.

This war changed the course of the world history, the fate of people and the map of the world. People resisted the powerful onslaught of a highly organised and well-armed adversary – Nazi Germany and its allies. The highest price was paid for the Victory. The price of life. The common task is to preserve the memory of the heroism of the people who, by their unity and solidarity, selfless dedication and incredible love for the Motherland, have provided us with peace, freedom and independence.

The students of the Russian School of Art have been guided by Arjuna Jayasinghe and his assistant teachers, Mahesha Fernando and Natalie Hettiarachchi in giving life to thoughts of Peace and Harmony among students. With over 140 paintings, the exhibition will portray the expressions of the youngsters of the Russian School of Art, which have been mostly created using environmentally friendly material, encouraging sustainability in the students from a tender age.

Participants of the exhibition will be recognied at the inauguration ceremony for their participation in the exhibition. The Russian Centre invites all art enthusiasts to pay a visit to ‘Victory & Peace’ which will be open to the public.