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23 May
XVIII Open Arts Festival Chereshnevy Les: the solemn reception in the Embassy of the Italian Republic
On May 22nd, the Embassy of the Italian Republic hosted the solemn reception on the occasion of the presentation of the Order of Merit for the Italian Republic (Ordine al merito della Repubblica Italiana) to the vice-president of the Bosco group of companies Ekaterina Moiseeva within the XVIII Open Arts Festival Chereshnevy Les. According to the tradition, cherry trees were planted in the courtyard of the historical mansion of the embassy (the city estate of Berg built in the XIX century). 

On May 22nd, the Embassy of the Italian Republic hosted the solemn reception on the occasion of the presentation of the Order of Merit for the Italian Republic (Ordine al merito della Repubblica Italiana) to the vice-president of the Bosco group of companies Ekaterina Moiseeva within the XVIII Open Arts Festival Chereshnevy Les. According to the tradition, cherry trees were planted in the courtyard of the historical mansion of the embassy (the city estate of Berg built in the XIX century).

The Bosco Group of Companies and the Open Arts Festival Chereshnevy Les have been linked with Italy, its culture and fashion since their establishment. Bosco is the representative of such well-known Italian brands as MaxMara, Etro, Moschino, Alberta Ferretti, Ermanno Scervino, Frette, Marina Rinaldi, Max & Co, Antonio Marras, Pomellato, La Perla and others.

The venues of the Chereshnevy Les Open Arts Festival hosted many events: the Russian audience has appreciated the most wonderful Italian set-outs, concerts & plays. The festival presented the tour of the Milan La Scala Theater at the stage of the Moscow Bolshoi Theater, the productions of the Neapolitan Opera House San Carlo. Ricardo Muti, Carlo Ponti, Laetitia Moreno, Cecilia Bartoli are among the Italian stars, who took the floor within the Chereshnevy Les festival.

The fine art of Italy has always been of crucial importance for the program of the festival Chereshnevy Les - the Pushkin State Museum hosted exhibitions of theater costumes by Franco Zeffirelli, world-famous artist and fashion designer Roberto Capucci, the festival took part in the exhibition projects "Sandro Botticelli. Pallas and Centaur" & "Meeting with Modigliani ".
All these events are based on the great love of Bosco to Italy, the desire to impart this love to the Russian audience, which always accepts the Italian culture warmly and enthusiastically.

On May 22nd, 2018 the vice-president of the Bosco group of companies Ekaterina Moiseeva was awarded the Order of Merit for the Italian Republic (Ordine al merito della Repubblica Italiana) for the great contribution to the development and strengthening of Russian-Italian relations in terms of economy. The event took place in the Italian Embassy.

The Ambassador of Italy to Russia, Mr. Pasquale K. Terracciano and his wife, Karen Lawrence, welcomed the guests of the event Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Victor and Marina Loshak, Mikhail Shvydkoi, Valeriy and Viola Syutkin, Lyudmila Zorina and Philip Yankovsky, Marina Zudina, Valeria and Joseph Prigogin, Evelina Khromchenko and Dmitry Semakov, Tamaz and Iveta Manasherov, Anton and Angelica Tabakov, Igor Yankovsky, Vadim and Evgenia Dymov, Aram Mnatsakanov, Alexey and Galina Nemov, Alexander Budberg, Vladimir Grigoriev, Konstantin and Elena Remchukov, Ilia Klebanov, Andrei Hnatiuk and Svetlana Shananina and many other friends and members of the large & friendly Bosco Family.

The Ambassador of Italy to Russia, Mr. Pasquale K. Terracciano: "Ekaterina Moiseyeva made a great contribution to the development and strengthening of the ties between Italy and the Russian Federation in the sphere of economy. Being the first vice-president of the Bosco group of companies, she contributed to the launch, distribution and consolidation of a large number of Italian brands and products on the market. Inspired by the sincere friendship to Italy and the Italian people, Ekaterina Moiseyeva is always ready to support the embassy in his endeavors, which is a pledge of brilliant success for us. We recognize that Ekaterina Nikolaevna has the major role in the implementation of the project Your Italy - the first Russian-language site dedicated to journeys around Italy.

I am proud to present this award to a person who, fr om the moment Karen and I landed in Russia, surrounded us with friendly care, which contributed to our soonest adaptation in your wonderful city, where the creative heritage of Italy is widely presented thanks to the selfless efforts of Ekaterina Nikolaevna. And I think that me, my wife Karen, Mikhail Ernestovich and his wife Ekaterina Nikolaevna, are the full-fledged representatives of the Italian Republic in Russia, with the only difference that we are temporary and they are constant.”

Ekaterina Moiseeva thanked the ambassador, her family and colleagues in response. "I consider myself to be a happy person, as I love my job very much. And one of the reasons for this love is that my business is closely connected with the beautiful country of Italy. The love of your country is love at first sight and although many years have passed since the first meeting, it remains unchanged. I learned and continue to learn from my Italian friends their optimism, their ability to work, enjoy life, rejoice at every moment, I have always admired their perfectionism and the desire for perfection in everything, in design & in style. It's no secret that Italy has become the legislator in the field of fashion, the sphere that inspired and continues to inspire me. And it is very pleasant that it is Italy that evaluated my success in the field of fashion. You would agree that women do not often become a Knight of the Order of Merit for Italy, and although I am not a feminist at all, I consider that it necessary to note that the today's event is not just the traditional joy of a woman sharing a victory for men. I am happy to receive this award and see how my men share this joy with me. My relatives, my beloved husband and sons have the right to be proud of me and this is an inexpressible feeling," she said.

"The Award Сoncert" was started by a performance of Denis Matsuev, who performed L. Beethoven, P. Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninov and A. Scriabin.

After the first part, the guests moved to the garden of the Berg mansion, wh ere the second part of the concert took place. Denis Matsuev played jazz improvisations together with the young musicians, laureates of the Bluebird contest Daniil Gulevich (percussion), Sophia Tyurina (saxophone) and Elisei Mysin (piano), opera singer Albina Shagimuratova performed "Nightingale", and the hero of the occasion Ekaterina Moiseeva performed the famous Russian romance after B. Akhmadulina.
 
The symbolic cherry orchard was planted in the yard of the Italian Embassy within the event.
Cherry trees planted by the festival participants bloom in Italy since 2007. The route of the festival - Venice, Sorrento, the island of Capri was accompanied by cultural gifts - the city of Venice was presented with the sculpture of Georgy Frangulyan "Dante Rook ", mounted in the lagoon. The exhibition of painter Sylvester Shchedrin took place in Sorrento.

On May 22nd, 2018 the ambassador of the Italian Republic Pasquale Terracciano, Ekaterina Moiseyeva with her son Mark, Mikhail Kusnirovich and other guests planted young cherry trees at the Italian Embassy in Moscow, the guests were presented with seedlings to set out their own garden.

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