The initiative aims to find talented young people with special life stories, through art envoys around the world. Alexander Pushkin is the only direct descendant of the Russian literary genius and now lives in Belgium, with his wife Maria. Alexander set up the foundation to support Russian culture and charity ventures, being keen to encourage young people to explore their creativity, rather than spending time on the street or at computer screens.
He emphasises, “I really like the idea of the famous brothers gathering unique children’s stories and dreams from around the world. I’ve gladly accepted the title of ‘art envoy’, deciding to support this initiative in Belgium. We’ve outlined some plans. I‘ve never been to your country or to an authentic Russian circus so I’m happy to come to Minsk to see the show.”
Project participants and art envoys will be making dolls for display in September, during the K.U.K.L.A. show, by the famous brothers, at Minsk-Arena. Also taking part are former Iron Maiden member Tony Moore, People’s Artist of Moldova Constantin Moscovici, and others.
By Anastasia Shoplya