Cultural events showcasing China's western region kick off in Moscow

Updated: November 27, 2018

Nov. 27, 2018 -- A series of events showcasing the rich culture of China's vast west, especially that of places along the ancient Silk Road, kicked off at the Moscow Musical Theater on Friday.

Dancers and singers from Gansu Province and Tibet Autonomous Region performed their traditional dances typically seen on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, where part of the ancient Silk Road ran centuries ago.
Photos reflecting the natural landscape, culture and economic development, and oil paintings by Russian artists about Dunhuang, a major stop along the ancient Silk Road, are also on display at the event.
A film exhibition will also be held on Sunday. Two documentaries will be screened showing the daily lives of residents along the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
The events, part of efforts to promote the Silk Road culture, were organized by the Chinese State Council Information Office with support from the Chinese Embassy in Moscow. Some related events will be held in Russia's cultural capital of St. Petersburg starting from Monday.