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Spotlight Singapore
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On March 12, the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore hosted a reception to announce Spotlight Singapore, a cultural and economic festival to be held in Moscow at the beginning of June.

The evening began with a welcome speech by Michael Tay, Singapore’s ambassador to Russia. Guests at the event included Channel One news anchor Ekaterina Andreyeva, composer Vladimir Martynov and his wife, violinist Tatyana Grindenko, Lavrenty Bruni, Veronika Ponomaryova, artist Nikas Safronov, and Artemy Troitsky.

The highlight of the evening was a performance by Generation/s, a group that combines the music of Singapore’s three largest ethnic groups — Indians, Chinese, and Malyasians. The musical performance was accompanied by a video by Tan Kai Sing and a piano performance by Indra Ismail. After the performance, guests enjoyed an authentic dinner that, like the music, reflected Singapore’s ethnic mix.

The festival’s director, Iskandar Ismail, expressed his thanks for the warm welcome as well as his desire to continue the friendly partnership between the two countries.

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