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German-Russian children’s drawing contest in Bernburg

Peissen. In May 2014, the cities of Bernburg (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) and Rostov (Russia) came together to hold a drawing contest featuring Russian and German fairy-tales about bears and other motifs for the children of both communities. A total of 181 boys and girls between the ages of four and 14 from nurseries, kindergartens, and primary schools took part in the project. No fewer than 55 drawings were received from Russia, including several from an orphanage for disabled children in Moscow. “We’re very pleased to have had so many participants”, stated Kerstin Schmidt, head of Bernburg’s culture department.

A panel of four judges selected 12 German and 12 Russian drawings for publication in an art calendar. All 181 entries will be on display at Bernburg Town Hall from 12 to 19 December 2014. At 2:30 p.m. on 11 December, this exhibition will be officially opened with a video broadcast from the children of Rostov and an awards ceremony.

The children’s drawing contest was supported by Erdgasspeicher Peissen GmbH, GAZPROM Germania GmbH, VNG Gasspeicher GmbH, and the city of Bernburg in cooperation with the city of Rostov (Veliky) and the St Dimitry Rostov foundation.


Mr Henry Schütze, Head Mayor of Bernburg
Ms Christine Rink, Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig
Ms Rosemarie Beyer, Chairwoman, 1. Kunstkreis Sachsen-Anhalt
Ms Susanne Schlaikier, Local News Editor, Mitteldeutsche Zeitung

Exhibition hours

Exhibition hours
Friday 12 December 2014 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Monday 15 December 2014 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

17 December 2014

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 18 December 2014 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday 19 December 2014 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

About Erdgasspeicher Peissen GmbH

The project and operator company Erdgasspeicher Peissen GmbH was founded in 2009 as a joint venture of VNG AG and GAZPROM Germania GmbH. These two partners will be gradually expanding the natural gas storage facility UGS Katharina in Peissen (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) from now until 2025 to help ensure a secure supply of energy to Germany.

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