On March 13, 2020, a ceremony of delivering a memorable gift to the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Russian Federation took place at the World Calligraphy Museum, that symbolizes the support for China's fight against the coronavirus epidemic. The painting was made by a Russian artist Yuri Koverdyayev and a Chinese calligrapher Kong Lingmin, a descendant of Confucius in the 76th generation.
Addressing the participants of the competition, guests coming to the event and personally to Shaburov Alexey, Mr. Zhang Hanhui, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the People's Republic of China in Russian Federation in his letter wrote: “The Head of the World Calligraphy Museum has been maintaining close relationship and fruitfully cooperating with Chinese colleagues. Also he makes a great contribution to promoting cultural exchanges and the expansion of friendly relations between our nations. At the beginning of this year, when China faced a difficult period caused by outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, museum staff immediately suggested support for friendly nation. “Friend is known in trouble”. Signs of friendly relations expressed by Russian friends touched us to the core; this way you confirmed that Chinese and Russian are closely related as brothers, who struggle to overcome difficulties and hardships together. These events showed that the development of China-Russia relations, comprehensive strategic interaction and partnership, entering a new era, meets the aspirations of the peoples of the two countries”.
Calligraphy — the written beauty of feelings.