InteRussia: opening ceremony of a photography exhibition entitled “Africa: the unchanging, the changing, and the new”

On 18 July, the journalists who is taking part in the summer InteRussia fellowship programme visited the international multimedia press centre of the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency, which has opened an exhibition devoted to African states. Together with the embassies of African countries, the Agency organised a multimedia display of photos on the main media facade of the Russian capital. The purpose of the event is to demonstrate Muscovites how quickly the African continent is developing and to draw attention to its beauty and identity.

Sergey Kochetkov, First Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the outlet, addressed the foreign guests with his welcome remarks:

"I would like to thank everyone who took part in the organisation of this small exhibition. Different African countries were sending us their photos. The Agency is focusing on its work on the continent: we launched the Sputnik Africa website in 2022, we are actively developing radio broadcasting, and are planning many projects in the future. Thank you all for the help you provide us!"

Cham Ugala Uriat, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Russia, also congratulated all the attendees on the photography exhibition opening:
"This event has become a great start for the bilateral cooperation. Now is the best time for enhancing diplomatic and economic interaction between our countries. Russia a good friend of Africa."

InteRussia fellowship programmes are a unique opportunity to get to know the Russian agenda first-hand, attend lectures and workshops organised by leading media agencies, take part in partner events in the field of public diplomacy, and exchange experience with colleagues from different countries.

This time, the InteRussia programme is attended by 10 journalists from Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. The current programme is partnered by Rossotrudnichestvo, the Rossiya Segodnya media group, and the TV BRICS international media network of the BRICS member-states.

*the photos are provided by Vitaly Belousov, the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.