The UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 celebrates the rich and diverse cultural heritage of both countries. The project aims to foster cultural exchange and the flow of ideas whilst developing stronger relations between people, institutions and governments. There are over 500 cultural and educational events in the programme of the Year, jointly developed by the British Council and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, happening both in Russia and the United Kingdom.
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. Offices of the British Council are located in more than 100 countries all over the world. Our focus at the British Council in Russia is providing the common ground for trust and mutual understanding between Russia and United Kingdom.
Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design is an international educational project, created in 2009. The institute offers students from all over the world a nine- month post-graduate research program on urbanism and city planning, as well as providing consulting services, publishing high quality books on architecture and design, and organizing and hosting a summer program, which is free and open to the public.
The BFI is the lead body for film in the UK with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which innovation, opportunity and creativity can thrive by connecting audiences to the widest choice of British and World cinema; preserving and restoring the most significant film collection in the world; investing in creative, distinctive and entertaining work; promoting British film and talent to the world and growing the next generation of film makers and audiences.
BP is a major supporter of UK arts with a programme that spans over 35 years. Recently BP announced its investment of almost £10 million in extending its long term partnerships with the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Opera House, and Tate Britain over the next five years. In line with its global practice BP views corporate social responsibility as an integral part of its business in Russia.
Lenta.ru is the only Russian news website which is one of five most visited resources in Europe. This publication belongs to a holding «Rambler & Co», a recognized leader of the Russian Internet in audience coverage. The resource is very popular and much-quoted by the Western mass media. Cultural events of the country and of the world are covered in daily monitoring mode. Analytical articles, reviews and special projects are devoted to the most significant of them.
The film school named after MacGuffin offers a professional system of face to face and online film courses, workshops and educational campuses for those who make and watch films. Since 2013, the film school has been operating in Moscow, Montenegro and Hong Kong. The school represents an alternative space for generating an expert view of cinema. MacGuffin is a term that was introduced by Alfred Hitchcock; it’s something that everybody wants to have. MacGuffin is what we watch films for.
The TV channel “Moscow 24” presents quality news, live broadcasts of the most important events in Moscow and detailed and up to date expert analysis. Audiences can expect to get the most up to date and accurate information – every hour there is a live news feature. At the same time, “Moscow 24’s” main aim is to create news together with everyday people – any viewer can talk to the channel about a current issue or event.
“Afisha-Vozduh” is a website about the most important things happening in the world of books, cinema and art in the grand scheme of things, as well as about the technologies that change these fields and help us to stay in touch with them.
The Village is an urban online newspaper with editorial offices in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Kiev. The newspaper’s core values are creativity, environmental friendliness and cautious optimism. The most interesting thing about this newspaper is its proactive position: The Village doesn’t just note urban changes that are taking place; it initiates a lot of them.