Report of ICRtE 2018
The 1st International Interdisciplinary Conference "Russia and the East: the Interaction in Art"  (ICRtE 2018) was held for two days from October 18th to 19th, participates came from different countries throughout the world attended the conference.
The Conference was held by Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow International Foundation for Support to UNESCO, Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences (INION RAS), Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH), MPRH Institute, Bharath University (India), International Centre of the Roerichs, With the Cooperation of University of Eyvanekey and Yervan branch of the MSU named by M.V. Lomonosov, on 18 Oct. 2018 at The Russian Academy of Arts and 19 Oct. 2018 at The Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH).

The interaction of different cultures is a process that goes back centuries and now, in an era of globalization, is gaining new rate and forms.

Russia is a multi-ethnic country, which has united the West and the East in its geographical position and represents a special cultural world. Dostoyevsky spoke about the “worldwide responsiveness” of the Russian genius, in the act of creativity transform into images of other peoples, thereby absorbing their brightest and innermost sacred features.

On the one hand, art is thought of as a phenomenon of culture, the most “responsive” to external influences. Famous Russian artists – Vasily Vereshchagin, Nikolay and Svyatoslav Roerikhs, numerous artists-orientalists paint the East on the basis of personal impressions and perceived by the sensitive creative soul the Oriental myths and legends. On the other hand, the great masterpieces of art are “goodwill ambassadors” which carry the best aspirations of the national soul to the outside world, to the Treasury of world culture.

For Russia, the “Eastern dimension” is traditionally one of the determining. Historically, Russia grew in the East, absorbing new trends in its Eastern territories and neighboring countries. Paintings by Nico Pirosmani, Martiros Sarian, sculptures and paintings by Zurab Tsereteli became an  inseparable part of Russian culture. From the East to Russia came “the animal style”, later clearly manifested “the Oriental style” in Russian decorative art. This is evidence of deep processes, as the style by its nature reflect the existence of a stable construct in the mentality of culture, which is expressed in the works of painting, sculpture, architecture, etc.

In this conference we proposed to consider issues of intercultural and transcultural interaction in the multifaceted field of art.

Thanks everyone for their efforts and succours , it came to a successful conclusion. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone. 
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