A fine celebration between Russia and Cyprus for 50 years of good relations in modern times.
On October 13, 2010 the Embassy of Cyprus in Madrid in collaboration with the Russian Embassy, jointly organized a piano recital concert held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Cyprus and Russia in the context of the historic visit to Cyprus of Mr. Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation.
A piano recital was led by the young talented, George Manouris, who played works by Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt, and enthused 90 distinguished guests. The Ambassador of Russia Mr Alexander Kuznetsov highlighted in his speech, the relations between the two countries whose bonds of friendship between its people could be traced back to the Byzantine era.
In his speech, the Ambassador of Cyprus, Mr. Nearchos Palas, also mentioned the excellent relations between the two countries and expressed gratitude to the Government of Cyprus and the Cypriot people and the active attitude of Russia to preserve its independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Cyprus.
By the end of the concert the two Ambassadors that jointly hosted the reception at the premises of the Russian Embassy with traditional dishes and drinks from the two countries.
The event was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, politicians, local authorities, businessmen, journalists, artists, etc. an exceptional mix of Halloumi, Wines from Cyprus and Vodka were also toasted to the good health of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism in recognition of their efforts.
Photography: Courtesy of the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus