“This festival, without a doubt, is a sign that countries that are far away can be united through the promotion of culture,” says RT correspondent Carla Gonzalez.
Russia celebrates its friendly ties with Latin America and the Caribbean, which despite the distance, have a long history. In this context, the Festival of Latin American and Caribbean Culture takes place in Moscow, which includes performances by folk music and singing groups, thematic conferences, as well as regional film screenings and cooking exhibitions with tastings.
Carla Gonzalez, a correspondent for RT, participated in the fair, which brought together Russian fans of Hispanic culture as well as students and artists from all over the region who live in the city.
The festival, which takes place from July 21 to 30, is carried out with the support of the Department of Foreign and International Economic Relations of Moscow and the Embassies of the participating countries. The objective of the fair is to “strengthen the friendly relations that exist between the Latin American nations and Russia,” Gonzalez details.
The journalist spoke with several of the attendees at the event. “This is a situation that I have been waiting for a long time to come here to speak,” said a woman studying Spanish.
“The idea is to bring a bit of our work and […] share culture, strengthen cultural ties with local artists and with people who may come here to see our work,” said a street artist who exhibited his works at the fair.
“This festival, without a doubt, is a sign that countries that are far away can be united through the promotion of culture,” concluded Gonzalez.
In this context, the spokeswoman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, Indian that for the country Latin America is a “friendly” region with which “Russia develops constructive cooperation that is not subject to any external dictates.”