The Celebration of the Russian National Day in Doha
On June 12, 2014 an official reception on the occasion of the National Day of the Russian Federation – the Day of Russia – was arranged by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the State of Qatar at the “Grand Hyatt” hotel of Doha. The function was attended by 150 people including the main guests from the Qatari side – H.E.Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, Minister of Culture. Arts and Heritage of the State of Qatar and H.E.Sheikh Ahmad bin Jassim bin Mohammad Al Thani, Minister of Economy and Trade of the State of Qatar – officers of the Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, members of the Diplomatic Corps of Doha, representatives of the Russian Community of Qatar and members of the recently established under the auspices of the Embassy Coordination Council of the Russian Compatriots in the State of Qatar (CCRC).
The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the State of Qatar H.E.Mr.Nurmakhmad Kholov gave a talk before the audience in which he outlined the current status and vistas of the Russian-Qatari relations as of 2014. The function was followed by a rich and peculiar cultural program that had been prepared by the CCRC activists: the dancers of the Russian ballet school Enana based in Doha made a wonderful performance for the attendants. The films dedicated to Moscow, Russian regions and Sochi Olympic Games were demonstrated on the wide screen. At the same time the guests had the opportunity to try the sample of the Russian national cuisine.
The reception has had a wide response in the local circles.