23-12-2010 | 15:38        


The Azerbaijan State Theatre of Russian Drama after Semed Vurgun marked its 90th anniversary. The president’s order on rewarding associates of the Theatre with honorary titles was the best present for them ahead of the jubilee. The event started with screening of a video clip reflecting the history of the theatre. Further, Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev gave information about the activity of the theatre in his speech. He delivered President Ilham Aliyev’s congratulations to the company and all associates of the theatre on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of this cultural institution. Afterwards, Russian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Vladimir Dorokhin, Chairman of the Azerbaijan Theatre Figures’ Union Azerpasha Nemetov, Azerbaijan Ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu and other honored guests congratulated all personnel of the theatre and offered their best wishes to them. Art Director of the theatre Alexandre Sharovski said that the event was special for two reasons. Along with anniversary, awarding of 6 associates of the theatre with honorary titles by the President also made the event significant. He thanked the head of the state for this. People’s artist Murad Yegizarov called the Azerbaijan State Theatre of Russian Drama a unique cultural institution embracing both the Azerbaijani and Russian cultures. Chairman of the Azerbaijan Theatre Figures’ Union Azerpasha Nemetov said that this theatre had an important mission as introducing the Azerbaijani literature to Russian-speaking people and representatives of the Russian nation as well as the Russian literature to the Azeri audience. He wished the theater success in its activity. In the foyer of the theatre, photos reflecting plays staged in the theatre in different years were showcased. The jubilee ceremony went on with a concert.