At the Cultural forum in St. Petersburg, expecting more than 30 thousand participants

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in fotomonster Chairman of the Russian government Olga Golodets (center) at the ceremonial opening of St. Petersburg international cultural forumAt the Cultural forum in St. Petersburg, expecting more than 30 thousand participants© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

More than 30 thousand participants from more than 150 countries are expected at the International cultural forum in St. Petersburg in 2018, said Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets at the meeting of the organizing Committee of the forum.

«This year we expect the number of participants exceeds 30 thousand people», — said the Golodets. She recalled that last year the event was attended by more than 33 thousand people.

According to her, the forum will be presented not less than 150 countries. Honorary status of the country-the guest of the forum in 2018 received Italy and Qatar. «They’ve got a right to show some of his works of art and culture,» she said.

Special event of the forum Golodets called the awarding of the European theatre award. «It will be a bright page of the cultural forum», she said.

Events of the seventeenth European theatre prize will take place in St. Petersburg from 13 to 17 November. The award was established in 1986 by the Supreme body of the European Union – European Commission. The award is recognized by the European Parliament and the Council of Europe as the most prestigious European award for achievements in the cultural sphere.

The project is included in the program of VII Saint-Petersburg international cultural forum in 2018. This year’s winner of the award, the jury named the people’s artist of Russia, Director of the Alexandrinsky theater Valery Fokin. In the framework of the events of the award will be screenings of his plays «Svejk. Return», «Today.2016 — …», «Masquerade. Memories of the future». A special program will be devoted to award winners of previous years: the St. Petersburg Directors Lev Dodin and Andrey Moguchy.

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