The Official Grand Opening Ceremony of the International Exhibition of Calligraphy

It is a pleasure and honour to us to announce that the 17th of September has witnessed an official Grand Opening Ceremony of the International Calligraphy Exhibition!


This is a true highlight and a must-visit by calligraphy experts and professionals. A lot of people who have a tender spot for this art were edgily looking forward to this Event to take place.


Alexey Yurievich Shaburov, Project Manager, Director of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, Director General of the MVK Holding Company, delivered a welcoming speech and greeted all exhibition guests, journalists, media representatives and professional calligraphers. He noted the ever-increasing importance and a big social role of the present Forum.

Приветственное слово Руководителя Проекта
Welcoming speech of the Project Manager

During the official opening ceremony the genuine gurus of calligraphy art: Chen Wen-Fu from China, Petr Petrovich Chobitko from Russia and Abraham Ershem Borschevsky from Israel, made a joint presentation of this beautiful art. The awesome trio’s presentation was accompanied by the Terem-Quartet music band. It was a unique presentation made within a 100% cross-cultural environment!

Церемония официального открытия выставки
Opening ceremony

Петр Петрович Чобитько
Petr Petrovich Chobitko

Our visitors did not only see intriguing exhibits and interesting demonstration samples, but also chanced to enjoy the performance of the most recognized choirs of Saint-Petersburg - the Chamber Choir of the Smolny Cathedral.

Выступление Камерного хора Смольного собора
The Chamber Choir of the Smolny Cathedral

No doubt, the presentation of the manuscript of the Constitution of the Russian Federation happened to become the core Event of today’s Grand Opening Ceremony. This manuscript was prepared jointly by the National Union of Calligraphers and the Rare Book from Saint-Petersburg Publishing House.

Первая рукописная Конституция Российской Федерации
The first handwritten Constitution of the Russian Federation

The International Calligraphy Exhibition is a momentous Event for Russia’s and the world’s cultural life. It blends delicate aesthetics and spirit and lets us see and touch the treasures of world culture. No wonder, one of the exhibition slogans says: “Calligraphy is an Art of Perfection”.


We are happy to congratulate the project team, calligraphers coming from all over the world as well as calligraphy lovers in the Grand Opening of this tremendous Event!

Source: National Union of Calligraphers