Russian. Part 1. (The Ethnic Origins of Beauty)
The interview with a representative of Russian people.
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Music: © Traditional russian song ( cover by Svyatoslav Kurashov) - "Razlilaysa rechka"
Russians are the most numerous ethnic group in Europe and one of the largest in the world with a population of about 140 million people worldwide. Roughly 116 million ethnic Russians live in Russia and about 16 million more live in the neighboring countries. A significant number of Russians, around 4,6 million, live elsewhere in the world, mostly in the Americas and Western Europe, but also in other places of Eastern Europe, Asia and elsewhere.
Total population: about 137 millions
"The Ethnic Origins of Beauty (Les origines de la beauté) is a non-profit, artistic, documentary and research project about the ethnic diversity of mankind, presented through the beauty of women of all ethnic groups of the world.
The aim of this project is to show the real scale of ethnocultural diversity in a full, systematic and creative way; to illustrate each and every distinctive ethnicity, however small it is, and whatever its political status.
Only ethnicities put on the base of the project, and not countries, to show the multinational picture of the world vividly, which we do not see when focusing only at racial or national typologies that are characteristic for various international competitions or other events. Limiting only by civil affiliation, 90% of existing peoples stay uninvolved, because they are not presented as independent countries.
The project includes photo-portraits and video-interviews of young women representing their ethnicity with accompanying informational note about every people. With the accumulation of the material, it will be published, first of all, on the project's interactive internet platforms (websites, social media, etc). During the realisation and at the end of the project, different exhibitions will be organised; books, DVD and others will be published to promote this initiative.
The beauty of a woman and her peacekeeping nature are used in this project as a peace envoy, which unites all the faces of the human race and calls people to know themselves and the people around them.
The project "The Ethnic Origins of Beauty" received the acknowledgment of UNESCO and was first presented at an exhibition devoted to international women's day in March 2014, at its Parisian headquarters.
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