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A search for traces of the past after a century

Invitation to the press conference: Freiburg’s “Russian Culture Days 2017” is offering a seven-week program on the Russian Revolution

Freiburg, Sep 27, 2017

An entire city is coming together to collectively search for traces of an event that significantly shaped the course of world history during the 20th century: The “Russian Culture Days 2017” is taking place in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution. The Zwetajewa-Zentrum, an institution run by both the University of Freiburg and the city of Freiburg, will present a seven-week program with contributions from science, music, art, film, literature and theater during the months of October and November 2017.

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Cheauré, Head of the Zwetajewa-Zentrum, will introduce the initiative together with Dr. Dieter Salomon, mayor of the city of Freiburg, and Prof. Dr. Juliane Besters-Dilger, Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Freiburg during a


Press conference on October 5, 2017 at 3pm

in the Zwetajewa-Zentrum, Stadtstraße 5, 79104 Freiburg.


Around 20 scientific and artistic institutions in Freiburg will participate in the culture days. Amongst the program events are a lecture series, multiple premiere theatrical and musical performances as well as never before seen exhibits. A scientific conference will round out the program.

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Cheauré
Faculty of Slavic Studies/ Zwetajewa-Zentrum
University of Freiburg
Tel.: 0761/203-8320

Rudolf-Werner Dreier
Head of Public Affairs
University of Freiburg
Tel.: 0761/203-4300

Stefanie Werntgen
Spokeswoman for the Mayor’s Office
Communications Director
City of Freiburg in Breisgau
Tel.: 0761/201-1010