Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev discusses the state of relations between the Philippines and Dumaguete City with Assistant City Administrator Dr. Dinno Depositario in this December 19, 2018 episode of the show.
In the course of their conversation it was learned that thousands of “White Russians” (those who did not accept communist (Red) rule sought refuge in the Philippines during the time or President Elpidio Quirino.
And this historic gesture of succor of people from a foreign country earned the Philippines a special place in the hearts of the descendants of the Russian refugees and the current government.
Ambassador Khovaev, who first visited last July, later met with Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Councilor Karissa Tolentino-Maxino, Sangguniang Kabataan President Danni Tolentino and the press in order to launch the public screening of Russian movies so that Filipinos, will develop a deeper understanding of his nation’s rich culture and tradition to the Filipino audience in the hope of building a solid friendship based on mutual trust.
***Our appreciation to the producer of this video presentation Ms.Chrismae Joy Roque and her team of Mass Communication students of Negros Oriental State University