THE bust of famous Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy which will be mounted at the (CICC) Cebu International Convention Center has recently arrived in time for the 2nd Philippine Russian Business Forum on Oct. 21-24 at the Cebu International Convention Center in Mandaue City.
This was announced by Honorary Russian Consul to the Visayas Russia Armi Lopez Garcia, who said the Tolstoy bust arrived along with the paintings of celebrated Russian painter-sculptor Gregory Pototsky.
The Tolstoy bust will be unveiled on Oct. 21 as the main highlight in the opening ceremonies of this year’s Philippine Russian Business Forum (PRBF).
Tolstoy is regarded as among the world’s greatest of novelist. His famous works include the masterpieces “Anna Karenina” and “War and Peace,” which is one of the greatest novels ever written.
The 2009 movie “The Last Station”, starring Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren, was based on Tolstoy’s final year. Tolstoy died of pneumonia at Astapovo station in 1910 at the age of 82.
Pototsky’s paintings, on the other hand, will serve as the Russian delegation’s main attraction in the Philippine Russian Art Show, which is among the PBRF’s major components along with the Philippine Russian Trade Exhibition and Philippine Russian Photo Exhibit.
Investors, real estate developers, businessmen, decision makers, exporters, importers, national government agencies, and local government units from both the Russian Federation and the Philippines are expected to attend the four-day Philippine Russian Business Forum.
The 2nd Philippine-Russian Business Forum is organized by the Philippine Russian Business Assembly (PRBA), Embassy of the Russian Federation, and the Philippine Exhibits and Themeparks Corp. (PETCO).
It is being held in cooperation with the Province of Cebu, City of Mandaue, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Tourism, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Cebu Business Club, and the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry.