OREANDA-NEWS Jubilee of Russian-Chinese Friendship Society was celebrated yesterday’s evening in Moscow, TASS informs. The Society was founded sixty years ago, it joined people of the two countries ever since that time.

A concert in the Bolshoi Theatre was timed with the jubilee with participation of Alexandrov Ensemble. Russian and Chinese leaders congratulated the participants of this event.

Vladimir Putin telegram states that Society activities play a major role in development of relations between the two countries. According to the head of state right from the beginning of its existence this channel of folk diplomacy influences the broadening and deepening of ties between Russia and China in the humanitarian field, the direct contacts between Russian regions and People’s Republic of China’s provinces, partnership connections between cities. The telegram with congratulations was read by the head of the Russian Parliament’s Upper House Valentina Matviyenko,

People’s Republic of China’s president Xi Jinping has underlined that at present public diplomacy plays the main role in relations between Russia and China. He has expressed assuredness that the society will keep its positions in future and will continue working over strengthening of friendship and closeness of mentality of the two countries. The message of Xi Jinping was read by the China’s Ambassador to Russia Lee Huei.

After the official part was over, the audience enjoyed performance of the famous ensemble. The spectators have heartily welcomed songs and dances. They were catching familiar lines and applauding choreography. The ensemble performed compositions of Chinese authors as well.