The Pyotr Fomenko Workshop Theatre is on tour in Yerevan, Armenia, for the season of Russian culture 21-28 May 2008.
"War and Peace. The Beginning" and "Family Happiness", plays based on Leo Tolstoy's works, will be performed at G. Sundukyan National Academic Theatre and K.S. Stanislavski State Russian Theatre.
"War and Peace. The Beginning" is the winner of three "Golden Mask" awards, and "Family Happiness" was rated one of the world's top 100 theatrical performances of the 20th century.
VTB Bank is the general sponsor of this tour.
One of the key areas of VTB patronage activities is to support tours of Russian theatres. The Bank was the general sponsor of various cultural events both in Russia and the CIS countries and plans to further promote Russian culture abroad.
It's not the first time VTB Bank has brought a Russian theatre to Armenia. On 21 May 2005, Yerevan received the ballet company and the orchestra of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre. VTB Bank was among the event's organizers. The Bolshoi presented its two best performances - "Swan Lake" and "Romeo and Juliet".