Russia Beyond the Headlines (RBTH) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the status of official media partner for the UK-Russia Year of Culture. RBTH will be providing extensive coverage of events connected with the initiative across a wide range of platforms, developed during six years of work in collaboration with The Telegraph.
The readers of RBTH will be able to enjoy coverage of the Year of Culture on the UK version of the RBTH website, the RBTH microsite on the Telegraph website and in a special section of the RBTH print supplement distributed with the Telegraph.
To mark the beginning of the year, RBTH is also releasing The Kompass, the most complete guide to the UK-Russia Year of Culture in the UK. The Kompass is a section within the UK version of the RBTH website that specialises in culture and entertainment.
It is dedicated to our most active and adventurous readers, who will find news, event reviews, multimedia content and features aimed at introducing the British public to Russian culture and to its connections with Britain, along with opinion pieces by high-profile British and Russian personalities.
The Kompass will also feature a variety of interactive features to help readers navigate the calendar of the Year of Culture, including a user-based rating system, online ticket purchase and events notification services.
Ilaria Parogni, editor of The Kompass, said: “The calendar of events planned for the UK is variegated and incredibly extensive. The team of The Kompass will make sure our readers make the most of it, while also learning something new along the way.” The official launch of the new platform will take place during a meeting with the press dedicated to the Year of Culture, hosted by the Russian embassy in London in collaboration with Russia Beyond the Headlines.
The UK-Russia Year of Culture is a joint initiative by the British Council and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Throughout 2014, British and Russian cultural heritages will be celebrated in a series of events, showcases and projects taking place in Russia and the United Kingdom. The Year of Culture aims to foster cultural exchanges between the two countries.
About Russia Beyond the Headlines:
Russia Beyond the Headlines, the international media project of Rossiyskaya Gazeta, maintains 18 websites in 16 languages and publishes monthly supplements about Russia in 27 newspapers in 21 countries. RBTH’s total audience is 35.5 million.
RBTH’s online resources also include mobile versions of its website, an iPad app available in English and German, digital magazines, a number of special sections on various topics, and the analytical media outlet Russia Direct.
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