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    EXPOSITION OF TURKISH ART IN MOSCOW

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    MOSCOW, May 21 (RIA Novosti) - An exposition of modern Turkish painting "Spirit of Turkey. The New Wave" opened in the State Oriental Art Museum as part of the festival of Turkish culture in Moscow.

    The exposition is organized by the Russian Culture and Mass Communications Ministry, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Turkish Embassy in Russia, and the State Oriental Art Museum.

    The exposition features over 100 paintings and graphic works by well-known and young Turkish artists, carpets and jewelry, the museum's press service said.

    The exposition will run until June 4. "Undoubtedly, it will be an important event in Moscow's cultural life and will serve the consolidation of friendship and cooperation between Russia and Turkey," the press service told RIA Novosti.

    The State Oriental Art Museum is located in the 19th century's villa build by Italian architect Domenico Gilardi in Moscow's center. This museum is one of Russia's largest culture and education centers. It has the status of a research institute and is the only museum in Russia presenting the art of Central Asia, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Kazakhstan, Buryatia, Far East, Middle East and Africa.

    The museum's creation was based on private collections and works of art from state institutions.

    The art of Japan, China, Iran, India, Southeast and Central Asia is most widely represented.

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