16.30-18.00: Welcome and lecture on today's Russia by Jens Jørgen Nielsen
18:30-21:00: Delicious dinner, Balalaika music and networking
About Jens Jørgen Nielsen
Jens Jørgen Nielsen is MA (History and Philosophy). He is author of several books about Russia and Ukraine. Jens Jørgen Nielsen is lecturer at Niels Brock Business Academy. Likewise he works as a consultant for private companies which actively intend to enter the Russian, Belorussian And Ukrainian market. Jens Jørgen Nielsen had an active career in Russia and some of the former Soviet republics and he is fluent in the Russian language and has knowledge of other languages in that part of the world. He worked i.a. as project manager at Danish embassies, as a journalist in Russia and other former Soviet republics.
Jens Jørgen Nielsen will give a speach about Russia today about the perspectives of the domestic issues as well as foreign policy situation. Russia is a controversial subject. Jens Jørgen Nielsen will aim at clarifying the various perceptions which prevail in Russia and the West about each other. He will provide some basic facts about Russia which may not be in accordance with the prevalent views about Russia in the West. Finally he will give some perspectives as to the future cooperation between Russia and the West.
About Balalaika music:
Balalaika, the traditional Russian musical instrument, is a key to discover the vastness of the Russian land, to understand the Russian soul, and to touch the national culture. Hearts of outstanding Russian geniuses were captivated by the sounds of this wonderful instrument. Balalaika motives can be heard in masterpieces by Pushkin, Lermontov, Tolstoy, and Tchaikovsky.
The charm of balalaika music will be unveiled by “Moon Shines” ("Svetit Mesyatz") orchestra. Started in 2012, the talented artists of "Moon Shines" were honored by several international awards for their concert performance. The orchestra will be accompanied by opera singer Valery Likhachev. He has an amazing repertoire, singing in operas by Verdi, Tchaikovsky, and Mozart in Copenhagen Royal Opera, Bolshoi Theater, Moscow Kremlin Palace, and internationally. Besides, Valeriy is a director of the International Festival "Chance" and leader of the Russian House ("Russisk Hus") in Copenhagen. This closing note of the evening will help you understand the mysterious Russian soul.
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