Embassy of Portugal in Russia

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3rd Portuguese Cinema Festival of Saint Petersburg

3 festival cinema spThe 3rd Portuguese Cinema Festival of Saint Petersburg will take place from 13th to 17th of December, at the Velikan Park Cinema.

The demanding Russian public is invited to follow the tracks of the latest Portuguese cinematography, in a selection guided by the differentiated and harmonious aesthetic care. Each work reveals an ethical concern, the permanence of a national physiognomy, of its origins and consequences, in a cinema intuitively elected as a place of reflection about the country and culture itself.

An initiative of Camões, IP and the Embassy of Portugal in Russia, in close collaboration with ‘Cinemáfia’ and the support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, will be attended by the director Paulo Filipe Monteiro.




Portugal World’s Leading Destination 2017

world travel awards portugal 2017Three months after receiving the award for Europe’s Best Tourism Destination, Portugal was awarded World’s Leading Destination in 2017, by the World Travel Awards, becoming the first European country to receive the title.

With a total of six awards, Portugal also received the title of World’s Leading City Break Destination (Lisbon), World’s Leading Island Destination (Madeira) and World’s Leading Tourist Board (Turismo de Portugal).

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‘Lords of the Ocean. Treasures of the Portuguese Empire of the 16th-18th Centuries’

expo lords of oceanThe exhibition ‘Lords of the Ocean. Treasures of the Portuguese Empire of the 16th-18th Centuries’ will be held from December 8, 2017, to February 25, 2018, in the Exhibition halls of the Assumption Belfry and Patriarch’s Palace of the Moscow Kremlin Museums.

Regarded by the Russian President Vladimir Putin as an important cultural and historical event, the exhibition is dedicated to the richness of the Portuguese colonial empire. Divided into two different sections – ‘Formation of the Portuguese Navy Empire’ and ‘Meeting of the Civilizations: Conquest, Missionary work, Dialogue of Cultures’ – the exhibition introduces Portuguese and European works, as well as works made in different territories of Portuguese presence.

The exhibition counts with works from the following museums: National Museum of Ancient Art (Lisbon), National Archive of Torre do Tombo (Lisbon), National Palace of Sintra, Royal Armoury (Madrid), British Museum (London), Victoria and Albert Museum (London), State Hermitage Museum (Saint Petersburg), Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow), among others.

Read more in: http://lordsoftheocean.kreml.ru/en-US