In St. Petersburg opened the international cultural forum

В Санкт-Петербурге открылся международный культурный форум

Cultural forum opened in St. Petersburg on Thursday, this year it will be attended by about 20 thousand people.

“We welcome the Russian participants and foreign guests, this year we were visited by delegations of foreign countries, including Germany, USA, France, Italy. This is a good sign, because no sanctions are meaningless to people who build horizontal cultural relations, implementing joint projects,” — said Deputy Minister of culture Alexander Zhuravsky at the opening ceremony of the forum.

According to him, the forum is not only rapidly evolving but also changing formats, it becomes not only a platform for professional discussions, but also our native citizens.

“This year the forum participants is much larger – about 20 thousand people, and we are pleased that we will all be doing serious, important work,” added the official.

In turn, Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Talkers stressed that the number of participants – a record for the fifth anniversary of the forum, whereas in the beginning it was attended by only a dozen enthusiasts.

The event will be held from 1 to 3 December, in 2016, the forum dedicated to the anniversary of S. S. Prokofiev and the 25th anniversary of the founding of the CIS, as well as summing it all up right to the end of the Year of Russian cinema.

The flagship resource of the MIA “Russia today” news Agency RIA Novosti became the information partner of the V St. Petersburg International cultural forum, which will be held from 1 to 3 December 2016 in St. Petersburg. On the Agency’s website will be available to current news from the forum and the most vivid pictures of key events.