GENEVA, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Tuesday, March 1, the official opening ceremony of the Russian Salon after reconstruction took place in the Headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva (Palais des Nations). The ceremony was attended by Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and Andrei Bougrov, the vice-president of MMC Norilsk Nickel. Reconstruction of the Russian Salon in the Headquarters of the UN in Geneva was conducted with the support of MMC Norilsk Nickel.
Juan Pablo Molyneux, the famous architect, was invited as the designer of new interior of the Russian Salon. Among his works should be mentioned the decoration of the Pavilion of Meetings in the Park of Konstantinovsky Palace near St. Petersburg.
At the relatively small room space, being 24 square meters only, the designer tried to display characteristic features of Russian art movements of the last three centuries. Neoclassicism of the late 18th century became the basis of the design and the decoration of ceilings refers to the Russian avant-garde of the early 20th century.
Russian Salon was opened in the Palais des Nations for the first time in 1995 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Organization. The Salon is located on the ground floor of the Palais des Nations between the French and the Czech salons.
In addition to sponsorship of the reconstruction of the historical interior of the Russian Salon, Norilsk Nickel is known for its charity and sponsorship projects, including state program of resettlement of residents of polar towns to areas with more favorable climate, development and support of Norilsk infrastructure and other sponsorship and charity projects.
ABOUT NORILSK NICKEL:
Public Joint-Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel is a diversified mining and metallurgical company, the world's largest producer of nickel and palladium and a leading producer of platinum, cobalt, copper and rhodium. In addition, the Company produces gold, silver, iridium, selenium, ruthenium and tellurium.
The production units of Norilsk Nickel are located in Russia at the Norilsk Industrial District and on the Kola Peninsula, as well as in Finland.
Norilsk Nickel's shares are listed on the Moscow and on the Saint-Petersburg Stock Exchanges. Norilsk Nickel ADRs trade over the counter in the US and on the London and Berlin stock exchanges.
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