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The history of the origin of the project of the International exhibition-forum “Hands  Woman” begins with the International Women’s Congress “Women’s Movement and the Modern World” on August 21-23, 2014.

International Exhibition – Forum “Hands  Woman” in September 2015 took part in the “International Eurasian Women’s Forum” in St. Petersburg.

After the presentation of the project “Hands of a Woman” at the Eurasian Women’s Forum in September 2015, St. Petersburg was awarded gratitude to the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Matvienko VI. To the project manager Shakirzyanov M.I.

On January 25, 2016, the State Duma hosted the Meeting of the Organizing Committee of the International Forum-Exhibition “Hands  Woman.” Discussions were held on the preparation of the Forum’s implementation of the exhibition “Hands  Woman”.

From 2 to 4 March 2016, the International Forum-Exhibition “Hands  Woman” was held.

About 85 regions of the Russian Federation, as well as over 50 countries around the world were represented at the event.

The project “Hands Woman” is a unique platform for the unification of women of various confessions and political views, at which the current issues were discussed: “Social support for motherhood as the basis of statehood”, “Women in legislative bodies”, “Medicine: the role Women in Health Care “,” The role of the mother in preserving the mother tongue and development of speech “,” Women’s leadership and career “,” State policy of interethnic and inter-confessional relations “and many others.

In December 2016, the ZurArt Foundation presented the project “Hands  Women” at the Christmas Fair in Italy, in Bari.

At the fair were presented products of masters of decorative and applied art of the regions of Russia and CIS countries.

The purpose of participation in the Christmas fair is to show the originality of the culture of the peoples of the Russian Federation and the CIS countries.

As a result of the second contest of the Fund for Presidential Grants in 2017, the project of the ZurArt Foundation-the Festival of Decorative and Applied Arts “Hands  Woman” won the contest.

Within the framework of the Festival it is planned to assist in the organization of regional qualifying stages in 85 constituent entities of the Russian Federation, then the interregional Festival in Kazan with the participation of the winners of the qualifying rounds. Following the results of the organization in Strasbourg (France) of the international exhibition-fair with the participation of the 15 best winners of the inter-regional stage of the Festival “Hands  Woman”.

Each year, the best will be presented at the Palais des Congrès in Strasbourg (France).

On December 7, 2017, the ZurArt Foundation held a working meeting at the Congress Palace on the preparation of the exhibition “Hands  Woman”, the winner of the Russian Presidential Grants Competition of 2017, scheduled for November 2018. in the Strasbourg Convention Center.

During the discussion of topical issues on the unique and new side of the positioning of arts and crafts in 85 regions of the Russian Federation in France and the unification of the women’s community, speakers, women leaders, women-entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs from all over the world, through goals aimed at improving the external- cultural image of Russia abroad, the reinforcement of long-term relations between Russia and France was formed.

Strasbourg is the parliamentary capital of Europe. It is in Strasbourg that the largest international forums, congresses and symposia are held. In Strasbourg, the Council of Europe and representatives of all European countries function.

Fund “ZurArt” is actively preparing for the event in Strasbourg.

Earlier in December 2015, negotiations were held on the theme of the annual holding of the forum-exhibition “Hands  Woman” at the Palais des Congrès in Strasbourg (France).

Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe Soltanovsky I.V. and Consul General of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Strasbourg Levitsky VB fully supported the holding of the International Forum-Exhibition “Hands  Woman” in France.

There is a large-scale preparation for the event “Hands  Woman” in Russia and France.

Over 80 letters were received in support of this project from government agencies and foreign organizations.