вторник, 28 октября 2014 г.

Maestro Nikas Safronov conveyed the cordial greetings to the first lady of Estonia

Last weekend in Moscow, in a popular Club-Café „Masterskaya", an exclusive master class of the famous painter, the corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts Nikas Safronov was held, during which he met with Estonian politicians, the Mayor of Mustvee Max Kaur and Deputy Nikolai Degtjarenko.
The Maestro remembered with warm words the Baltic States, including Estonia, and his successful exhibitions in Tallinn. The conversation was about his famous painting, the portrait of the first lady of Estonia Evelin Ilves. On this occasion, Nikas Safronov paid tribute to femininity and beauty of Mrs Ilves and asked to convey her cordial greetings.
During the master class, the honoured painter developed a creative idea to paint a portrait of the legendary Prime Minister of Estonia and Mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar. The Estonian politicians supported this interesting idea, which will undoubtedly complement the rich collection of outstanding people portrayed by the Maestro.
The painter gave the Estonian politicians reproductions of the finest of his works for the year 2014. Max Kaur and Nikolai Degtjarenko invited Nikas Safronov to host next year an exhibition in Tallinn together with young and talented painting artists of Estonia.
Safronov has painted portraits of many politicians and public figures, artists of show business. The event was a part of a research and educational project of the Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.

четверг, 23 октября 2014 г.

Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov awarded doctor’s degrees to Estonian politicians

This week, in the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management, the Candidate of Economic Sciences diplomas were issued to Mayor of Mustvee Max Kaur and Deputy of the Maardu City Council Nikolai Degtjarenko, with a famous politician and businessman Mikhail Prokhorov taking part in the ceremony.
According to Professor Kalinin, one of the directors of the Skolkovo science centre, the primary goal of today’s science is optimum use of young scientists for effective resolution of economic crises.
Kaur and Degtjarenko defended their theses of Candidates of Economic Sciences (according to the European classification - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)) at the meeting of the Thesis Council of the Saint Petersburg State University of Economics at the end of 2013. The decision to award the respective degrees was made by the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles and approved by the order of the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation of 19 May and 7 July this year.
The Skolkovo science centre “The Russian Silicon Valley” is a modern science and technology innovation complex for development and commercialisation of new technologies. Some of the famous lecturers of Skolkovo include Governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Secretary of State and presidential candidate of the Republican Party of the USA Condoleezza Rice.
The ceremony took place within the framework of the science and development project of the Gorchakov Fund for Public Diplomacy. Diplomat and statesman Alexander Gorchakov is directly related to Estonia, as he was born in Haapsalu. Mikhail Prokhorov is one of the patrons of the Gorchakov Fund for Public Diplomacy.
Photo: Nikolai Degtjarenko, Mikhail Prokhorov and Max Kaur after awarding of the doctor’s degrees.