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24 January 2012 H.E Minister of Culture receives Russian Ambassador, accompanied by his Ministry's of Culture Delegation to discuss, Dilmun Exhibition at the Armitage Museum Exhibition and "Russian Culture Days" in Bahrain

As part of the efforts to enhance bilateral relation between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Russian Federation, H.E Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa received Russian Ambassador to Bahrain, Victor Smirnov, accompanied by Dr. G. E. Andreeva, Deputy Chief of Department for International Cooperation, and Dr. Olga. Zokova, Deputy Chief of Department for Arts and Popular Crafts at the Ministry of Culture. The meeting was an excellent opportunity to discuss the practical steps for hosting Dilmun Exhibition at State Armitage Museum, St. Petersburg, then at Moscow Museum next April. Moreover, both sides discussed ways of boosting bilateral cooperation by organizing Russian Cultural days in Bahrain during the celebrations of Manama as the Capital of Arab Culture, 2012.

H.E Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa stressed the depth of the good relations between the two countries and the importance of building cultural bridges with art and literature between the two peoples. 

Participation in the 43rd Fine Arts Exhibition Bahrain Map