Russian Federation Government Award in the field of culture for 2015
Deputy Minister of Culture of Russia on Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum
“An employee of library” nomination of Anatoly Lunacharsky’s award got Galina Volkova.
“An employee of library” nomination of Anatoly Lunacharsky’s award got Galina Volkova - leading bibliographer of Information and Reference Division, National Library of Republic of Karelia.
The final clip of IV Saint-Petersburg international cultural forum
The final clip of IV Saint-Petersburg international cultural forum
Prize winner for “An employee cultural and leisure institutions” nomination of Anatoly Lunacharsky’s award
Prize winner for “An employee cultural and leisure institutions” nomination of Anatoly Lunacharsky’s award which took place under IV Saint-Petersburg International Cultural Forum became Head of the Department of Applied Arts techniques of The District house of handcraftsmanship (Salekhard, YNAO) - Zinaida Hudy.
February 10-29 will take place II nd jazz competition for children and youth “Jazz carrousel”
Competition is conducted under the auspices of Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation. It’s goal is searching of the talented young people, development of youthcreation and learn from examples of the best instances of native and foreign music.
23th December at the Alexandrinsky theatre
23th December at the Alexandrinsky theatre within the festival program of International Cultural Forum with the assistance of Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation take place the concert dedicated to Petr Tchaikovsky’s year.
Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova approach with the letter of gratitude to Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Medinsky regarding the results of her participation
Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova approach with the letter of gratitude to Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Medinsky regarding the results of her participation in IV Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
Prize winners of Anatoly Lunacharsky’s award took a prize
The solemn commitment of Anatoly Lunacharsky’s award took place under IV Saint-Petersburg International Cultural Forum. Prize winners got personal gift of money and special prize – the own work busts of Anatoly Lunacharsky.
Appeal to the participants of the Cultural Forum
Dear colleagues and friends!
The IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum has ended. I would like to sincerely thank the experts, participants and organizers of the event!
Results of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum
From 14 to 16 December in St. Petersburg was hosted the biggest event in the history of a cultural Forum devoted to the 70th anniversary of UNESCO. It gathered more than 11 000 participants at 82 venues in the city. The event was attended by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Director-General of UNESCO Mrs. Irina Bokova, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Olga Golodets, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Medinsky, as well as other dignitaries and artists.
The year of Tchaikovsky officially ended yesterday
Yesterday, December 23, at 19 pm a concert "Tchaikovsky Gala" was held, which became the solemn conclusion of the Year of Tchaikovsky on the stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre.
The ballet based on the novel by Francis Scott Fitzgerald will be presented to the people of St. Petersburg
As part of the festival program "Under the auspices of the Forum" on Monday, December 28 the Theatre of Boris Eifman will present at the Alexandrinsky Theatre Ballet “Up & Down”, composed by on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald "Tender Is the Night."
Human Resources policy was discussed at a forum
"And as for the grace given us, we have different talented people, ... he who manages, manage with diligence ..." - these words of the Apostolic Letter were said by Project Manager "Base of personnel potential of the Ministry of Culture of Russia"; this is how Pavel Subbotin opened the roundtable discussion, held on 15 December at the Central venue of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
Advertising can become the new "most important art"
On December 16th at the Business venue of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum held a discussion and screening of videos titled "Advertising as a New Most Important Art. "Cannes Lions" in St. Petersburg."
Writers discussed the fate of books and their authors
December 14, 2015 as part of the official program of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum under the auspices of the section "Literature and Reading" was held a round table on "Literary creativity - a way to myself and to the modern reader." In the General Staff of the Hermitage gathered one of the most famous writers of our time, to discuss the fate of the book and its creator in a contemporary cultural context. Partner of the event was the St. Petersburg Book Network "Bookvoed".
Forum participants discussed the contribution of "likes" in the development of culture
What modern communications technology can give to cultural institutions and how these institutions could exist in the global information environment? This was argued at the round table called "Like saves the world. The role of the new communication in culture" that took place on 15 December at the General Staff of the Hermitage.
Exhibition “The arrival of cinema in Russia” was opened at the Faberge Museum
Yesterday, December 16, within the film programme of IV St.Petersburg international cultural forum the opening of exibition “The arrival of cinema in Russia” was held at the Faberge Museum. It has become the starting point in a series of events, prepared for the incoming Year of Russian Cinema.
IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum has finished its work
Closing ceremony of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum was held yesterday, 16 December, at the Mikhailovsky Theatre. Here for the first time was awarded the prize of the Directorate of the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum named after Anatoly Lunacharsky.
More than 50 visually impaired children from St.Petersburg were able to touch and listen to "the invisible play"
The creative team of the Moscow theater named after MA Bulgakov, with the support of the company "MegaFon" introduced in St. Petersburg, a unique performance of "Wolke" for visually impaired and blind children.
On the final day of the cultural Forum the closing ceremony and presentation of the award named after Lunacharsky will be held
The solemn closing ceremony of the IV St.Petersburg international cutural forum will take place this evening at 19 o'clock in the Mihailovsky Theatre. There also will be a presentation of the prize of the Directorate of St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum named after Anatoly Lunacharsky.
Russian-Chinese cultural relations were discussed during the Forum
Today, 16th of December, a round table discussion "Russia-China. Development Trends" took place at the Business venue of IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. The meeting was dedicated to the various aspects of Russian-Chinese cooperation.
In St. Petersburg there will be a virtual museum with exhibits of city museum complexes
December 16 at 16:10 in the Hermitage General Staff building St.Petersburg and "MegaFon" will sign an agreement on intention to establish the "Virtual Museum".
"The Art Newspaper Russia" celebrates 25-year anniversary
On Tuesday, December 15, the publishing house of "The Art Newspaper Russia" celebrated its 25th anniversary. Jubilee was celebrated in an unusual format - in the Hermitage Theatre there was a debate on the theme "Why do we need art?".
Final session and closing ceremony of the Cultural Forum will be held today
Today, the final day IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, will take place the final plenary session as well as closing ceremony and presentation of the award named after Anatoly Lunacharsky.
World Delphic Games will be held in St. Petersburg
According to the director of the International Delphic Committee Vladimir Ponyavin, World Delphic Games 2016 will be held in St. Petersburg. He announced this today within the framework of the Business Venue of IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
Sergei Prokofiev’s grandson will take part in the celebration of the great composer’s 125th anniversary
Gabriel Prokofiev will become an honorary member of jury at the Second National competition “Prokofievs’ time” that will take place in 2016. It will be dedicated to electroacoustic music and will be timed to coincide with the 125th anniversary of the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev.
In St. Petersburg there will be a virtual museum with exhibits of city museum complexes
Today, 16 December, at the General Staff of the Hermitage agreement was signed of intent to establish a virtual museum containing exhibits of museum complexes in St. Petersburg.
Draft of Declaration on the Protection of culture in the areas of armed conflict was presented at the final session of the Forum
On Wednesday, December 16, in the Atrium of the Hermitage General Staff building participants of the final session of the IV St.Petersburg international cultural forum got acquainted with the results of their activities in all sections - A project of the St. Petersburg Declaration on the Protection of Culture in areas of armed conflict.
Vladimir Medinsky was called the main newsmaker of Russian culture
How can you make academic culture more interesting for the media, and, therefore, for the wider public? This issue was brought up at the Round table discussion “Culture on the front page” that took place yesterday at the Business venue of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
Today a special edition of the anthology "Russian Metsenat" will be present on the cultural forum
Today at 15:00 in the Main Staff of the Hermitage Museum will present a special edition of the anthology "Russian Metsenat" - media partner IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. Issue dedicated to the cultural innovations of St. Petersburg and projects in the framework of the Year of Russia in the literature.
Forum participants will meet Mikhail Gusman and will be able to see the film about the UN
In the Lecture Hall of the Main Staff of the Hermitage today, 15 December, at 17 hours will be a presentation of the film TASS "United Nations - 70 years." Documentaries tell about the creation and history of the UN, and the role of the Soviet Union and Russia in the establishment and strengthening of a major international organization.
Forum participants held a circus night with Oleg Popov, Jango Edwards and Slava Polunin
At the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum under the section "Circus and Street Theatre" was held a master class with world-famous clown Jango Edwards. The event was also attended by the People's Artist of the USSR Oleg Popov.
St. Petersburg audience had an opportunity to see a play from Moscow
A video translation of the "Cherry orchard" performance by Moscow Chekhov's Art Theatre took place at the Business venue of the IV St. Petersburg Cultural Forum yesterday evening.
More than 40 foreign states representatives arrived at the cultural forum
On Tuesday, December 15, business breakfast at Mihailovsky Theatre took place, there were participants from more than 40 foreign states. The event was held within the framework of IV St.Petersburg international cultural forum.
The Museum of Heraldy is set to open its doors to visitors in 2019
Today, on the 15th of December, the prospect of the establishment of the world’s first Museum of Heraldy, which is being planned to open in St. Petersburg, was discussed within the framework of the round table discussion “Heraldry as a means of communication. The concept of Heraldry museum of the State Hermitage Museum in the building of the Stock Exchange” of the Museums and Exhibition Projects Section of the IV St. Petersburg Cultural Forum.
Private Book Companies of Russia and Iran Signed a Partnership Agreement
Today, on the 15th of December, at the round table discussion “Russia – Iran” at the Business venue a 3-party cooperation agreement was signed between two Russian private book companies and an Iran publishing house “Book Sity”.
Memorial Sign for the 70th Anniversary of UNESCO Opened at the Peter and Paul Fortress
One of the key events of the Forum – the opening of the memorial sign dedicated to the World Heritage Site “Historic Center of St. Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments” – was held today at the Peter and Paul Fortress. The event was timed to the 70th anniversary of UNESCO as well as the 25th anniversary of the inclusion of the historic center of St. Petersburg in the organization’s World Cultural Heritage List.
Diana Vishneva and Ana Laguna discussed the modern ballet
The Mariinsky theatre prima ballerina Diana Vishneva and famous Swedish dancer Ana Laguna met on the key plenary discussion of the "Ballet and dance" section within the framework of the IV St.Petersburg Cultural forum. The topline dancers discussed innovativeness in the art of ballet, and gave consideration to the eternal matters of peace, beauty and creativity.
In St. Petersburg the memory of the choreographer Marius Petipa will be perpetuated
The round table "House of Petipa", which was held today, 15 December, at the Academy of Russian Ballet named after A. Vaganova, discussed the problems of perpetuating the memory of Marius Petipa in St. Petersburg. The discussion was held within the framework of the section "Ballet and Dance" at IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
Private book companies signed a cooperation agreement with public libraries
On Tuesday, December 15, at the Business venue there was a round-table discussion "State Private Partnership on the example of franchise: an independent bookstore LLC «Torgovyi Dom «Biblio-Globus», Non-profit partnership «Gildia Knizgnikov". Within the framework of the discussion the signing of a general agreement between state libraries and private book companies. The event was held during the Business venu of IV St.Petersburg international cultural forum.
Theatre directors discussed the problems of adaptation of the classical texts for the modern productions
Participants of the round table "Author's Theatre. The interpretation of classical texts," which was held today, 15 December, at the Small Stage of the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre, talked about how to present to modern audiences classical masterpieces of culture. The discussion was held within the framework of the section "Theatre" at IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
Vladimir Medinsky presented the award to the President of PJSC "LUKOIL" for the project "House of Zinoviev- Yusupov"
On December 15 the Business Venue hosted Award Ceremony of the Cultural and historical monuments management agency "Best implemented project of Cultural heritage adaptation to contemporary use". The President of the PJSC "Lukoil" Vagit Alekperov recieved the award from Vladimir Medinsky, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation.
"MegaFon" and the Ministry of culture signed a cooperation agreement
December 15, at 15:00 there was a signning of an agrement on the intention in the field of information and telecommunications infrastructure of cultural institutions and the provision Russian citizens with the access to cultural goods, including the usage of latest information and telecommunication technologies.
Forum participants were shown the full version of the film with Ban Ki-moon
In the framework of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum was premiered the full version of the documentary film by Mikhail Gusman, "The United Nations - 70 years." The plot is oneworking day of Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon. Deputy Director General of TASS spent with the Secretary General September 15, 2015 - the day when was anniversary meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
In Russia, for the first time was performed unknown work by the Italian composer Giacomo Puccini
Today, 15 December, in the home theater of the Yusupov Palace for the first time in Russia was performed unknown work by the Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. The premiere was held in the framework of the section "Music" of IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, led by chief conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg Sergey Stadler.
Almanac "Russian philanthropist" presented a new unique issue
Special edition of the anthology "Russian philanthropist" was presented at the Cultural Forum. Chief Editor Arkady Sosnov spoke about unique topics of the issue, that to his regret, rarely attract the attention of the media.
The renovated Circus on Fontanka gave the first performance
Participants of the IV St.Petersburg international cultural forum were able to see an exclusive show in the Circus on Fontanka. The show was created specifically for the grand opening of the Circus and will never appear on stage again.
Russia and China are ready to create a new "Silk road"
During the Russian-Chinese conference on the topic of art education Chinese delegation suggested developing a closer cooperation in the field of art. The exchange of the teaching practices happened at the "Fine arts" section during the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. The meeting was attended by various people connected with art from both Russia and China.
Круглый стол «Научно-технические музеи в контексте целей и задач ЮНЕСКО» в Центральном музее связи им. А.С. Попова
December, 15 one of the interesting event of IV Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum, dedicated to 70th UNESCO’s anniversary, was round table "Science and technology museums in the context of UNESCO's goals and objectives”. This roundtable discussion was organized by “A.S.Popov Central museum of communications” and Department of museology and protection of cultural and natural heritage of the Institute of Philosophy, St. Petersburg State University.
IV St.Petersburg international cultural forum begins today
Today, on Monday 14, the grand opening ceremony of IV St.Petersburg international cultural forum, the hand-over ceremony from the Year of Literature to the Year of Russian cinema, the plenary session, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of UNESCO, business awards ceremony "Patron of the Year" as well as other events will take place.
Today Andrey Moguchy will conduct the round table discussion devoted to social theatre
Today, on Monday 14, the round table discussion devoted to social theatre will take place in Lecture center of the Hermitage General Staff Building.
Everyone could visit the Business venue today
Specially for St. Petersburg citizens and city guests who are not registered as participants at the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, several outdoor activities will be held today. For example, visitors without badges will be able to get to the activities of the Business venue of the Forum in the Russian Ethnographic Museum at Inzhenernaya str. 4/1.
More than 10 thousand participants will visit the Cultural Forum
Today starts the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Alexander Zhuravsky noted that more than 10 thousand people have registered for the various events and 5 thousand of them have already received their accreditation cards.
Today 5 city's museums are free to visit
Specially for St. Petersburg citizens and city guests who are not registered as participants at the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, five city museums have opened their doors. To get to the exhibition, visitors simply download an electronic ticket, which is located on site of the Forum.
Today electronic ticket holders will be able to visit 22 cultural events for free
Especially for St.Petersburg citizens and guests, who are registered as participants of IV St.Petersburg international cultural forum, today there are more than 20 events within the framework of public event flow. To get to the meetings and lectures guests should download an electronic ticket, which is located on the Forum website.
At the closing ceremony Prize named after A.V.Lunacharsky will be awarded for the first time
During the closing ceremony of IV St.Petersburg international cultural forum there will be the presentation of a new prize of Russian Ministry of Culture destined for librarians, stage workers, lightning effects specialists, sound producers and other people who usually stay in the background of cultural events. Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky has told about it to "Russia 24".
From the next year philanthropists will be presented with the cash prize
Within the framework of the Business venue of IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum round table discussion "Charity: legal regulation and prospects for development in today's Russia." Patrons, heads of museums, theaters and libraries discussed the main issues of charity and sponsorship in the cultural sphere in Russia.
Modern digital screens will appear in the cinema-theatre "Rodina"
This year costs aimed at support of the cinema in St.Petersburg amounted 44 million rubles, whereas in 2014 they were almost twice smaller. These figures have been announced by Chairman of the Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg Konstantin Suhenko during the round table discussion "Project of Cinemafication of Russian Small and Medium-Sized Towns".
150 new cinema halls will be opened in small towns next year
In 2016 Cinema Fund will receive 1.5 billion rubles for implementation of the cinema popularization program in small towns- announced Vladimir Medinsky during the conference "Films on big screen. Restoration and development" held within the framework of the IV Saint-Petersburg Cultural Forum.
"Cranes are Flying" and 14 other Russian films could get under the protection of UNESCO
Within the framework of IV St.Petersburg international cultural forum there was a presentation of a list containing Russian films, which are recommended to UNESCO for inclusion in “Memory of the World” Programe.
"Great Pskov," Dormition Cathedral and the Trinity Church Sviyazhska may be included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage
At the 41st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in 2017 will be discussed the issue of inclusion of Russian architectural sites in the List of Cultural Heritage, said Deputy Minister of Culture of the State Protection of Cultural Heritage Vladimir Tsvetnov.
Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky opened the exhibition "The territory of Culture"
Today, December 14, in Marble Hall of Russian Museum of Ethnography there was the opening of interactive exhibition “The territory of Culture”. Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky and other foreign ministers of culture took part in the event.
24 Russian circuses will recieve new cinema equipment
At the plenary session of the “Circus and Street Theatre” section the head of the Department of the Administration of Property and Investment Policy of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation Boris Mazo claimed that new film equipment would be introduced in 24 circuses in Russia. This plan will be realized in the year of 2016 within the framework of the Year of Cinema. Circuses will be showing social, children’s and documental films.
Cinema Almanac "St. Petersburg. Selfie" is coming on screens the following autumn
The work process on the cinema almanac "St. Petersburg. Selfie." is coming to its end. Four stories out of seven about women in St. Petersburg have already been filmed. Producer Natalia Drozd told about the joint project of "Lenfilm" and "СTB” Channel companies as a part of the "Cinema" section at the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
On the IV St.Petersburg International Cultural Forum website is now live broadcasting the Plenary Session featuring Vladimir Putin
In a few seconds, at the IV St.Petersburg International Cultural Forum website will be broadcasting the most important event of the entire Forum - the Plenary Session, which is dedicated to the UNESCO's 70th anniversary.
Participants of the Forum discussed the connection between culture and economy
Within the framework of IV St.Petersburg international cultural forum the round table discussion "Economy of culture" timed to the Day of Italy in the Hermitage was held. Among the participants there were Minister of Culture of Russian Federation Vladimir Medinsky, Minister of Culture of Italy Dario Franceschini, Director of the Hermitage Michael Piotrovsky, Secretary General of the Hermitage-Italy Center Maurizio Cecconi and a television host, governmental official and theater critic Michael Shvydkoy. Experts were discussing which role culture plays in modern economy.
Today was held the plenary session devoted to the 70th anniversary of UNESCO
On the first day of IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum was held plenary session dedicated to the 70th anniversary of UNESCO. It was held in the Atrium of the General Staff of the Hermitage. The participants discussed the activities of UNESCO in the field of culture, education and science in Russia and worldwide. The speeches were made by President Vladimir Putin, UNESCO Director-General Mrs. Irina Bokova and the President of the Union of Museums of Russia and director of the State Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky.
Alisher Usmanov was awarded Patron of the Year 2015
Within the framework of IV St.Petersburg international cultural forum the nationwide action "Patron of the Year" took place. The commission of experts awarded the honorary title a Russian businessmn and the founder of the charitable foundation "Art, Science and Sports" Alisher Usmanov.
People with disabilities and professional actors performed on the same stage
The premiere screening of the inclusive performance "The conference of the birds" directed by Boris Pavlovich took place in Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre small stage 14 December 2015 within the framework of the IV St. Petersburg Cultural Forum. Famous actors, cultural figures from Russia and foreign states and ordinary theatre-goers gathered together in the audience hall to enjoy.
Boris Eifman and Alkis Raftis want to create Marius Petipa fund
Alkis Raftis, the President of UNESCO International Dance Council and Boris Eyfman, the head of “Ballet and Dance” section on the 4th Saint-Petersburg International Cultural Forum are going to raise a fund in the aim of preserving art of ballet, Alkis Raftis reported at the today round table entitled “Classical Heritage –Museum or Theatre?” The fund will be named after a famous choreographer Marius Petipa.
Russian artists told about modern cinema and theatre
Today, December 14, Russian artists held a public lecture at a business venue IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
IV St. Petersburg international cultural forum is declared open
On Monday, December 14, the grand opening ceremony of IV St.Petersburg international cultural forum took place on the new stage of Mariinsky Theatre. During the event there was the hand-over ceremony from the Year of Literature to the Year of Russian cinema. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin participated in it.
The main events of the Cultural and Tourism forums will be broadcasted on the website
Brightest events of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum and the III St. Petersburg International Tourism Forum will be available for watching even for the unregistered participants - online culturalforum.ru will run a live broadcast of the most important events.
Participants are kindly advised to collect their badges tomorrow, December 13 from 11 am to 21 pm
Dear participants of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum! Because of the large number of appeals to the registration center issuance of badges for the participants suspended until tomorrow. We recommend that you get your badge tomorrow, December 13th, from 9 to 21 hours.
Free to visit cultural activities for e-ticket holders
If you want to get to a public event on IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum then you just should download an electronic ticket, which is here, and present it at the entrance to a museum, gallery or theater. Even those who are not registered to participate in the forum are able to do this!
Vladimir Putin will meet with the head of UNESCO Irina Bokova at the Cultural Forum
Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum on Monday, 14 December where he will meet the head of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, and open the Year of the Russian cinema, said the spokesman for the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.
Registered participants will be able to get their badges at St. Petersburg State Academic Capella on 12th of December
On Saturday, December 12, in the building of the State Academic Capella of St. Petersburg registered participants will receive their badges for the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, that will last until December 16th. The reception is open every day and seven days a week from 9 to 18 hours at Moika emb., 20.
President of Dostoevsky Foundation Igor Volgin will visit the Cultural Forum
Soviet and Russian writer, historian and host of "The Glass Bead Game" on the TV channel "Culture" Igor Volgin will hold the main plenary session of the VI International Congress "Russian literature in the global cultural context. Results of the year of literature", which will be held in the framework of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum from 13 to 16 December. The event will be attended by about 200 Russian writers, poets, critics and scientists from Russia and foreign countries.
The opening ceremony will be shown live
One of the highlights of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will be a grand opening ceremony, which will celebrate passing the baton from the Literature Year to the Russian Cinema Year.
Public libraries and private book companies are willing to cooperate
On December 15, the Russian Ethnographic Museum, a round table "Public-private partnership is an example of the franchise: Non-profit partnership “Gildiya Knizhnikov” LLC Torgovy Dom “Biblio-Globus” and Libraries”: Margarita Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature, Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology and Russian State Library. It will focus on issues of effective collaboration with the private book companies and public libraries.
Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky will open the exhibition "Territory of Culture"
On December 14 at the Marble Hall of the Russian Ethnographic Museum will be the opening of an interactive exhibition "Territory of Culture". The event will be attended by Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky and foreign ministers.
The section "Museums and exhibition projects" will introduce the concept of the world's first Museum of Heraldry
On December 14 the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum section "Museums and exhibition projects" will start its work, within its framework the opening the world's first museum of heraldry and awards in St. Petersburg will be discussed.
Memo for participants of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum
If you have registered as participant of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum and are planning to visit St. Petersburg on December 14-16, we ask you to get acquainted with this information.
Pupils of the "Anton is right here" centre will perform with artists of Bolshoi Drama Theatre on the same stage
The premiere of Boris Pavlovich play "The Language of Birds" will take place at the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. Actors of Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater and people with autism will play on the same stage.
Top experts in the field of communications will hold 10 workshops for participants of the Forum
Section "mass communication" will start working in the framework of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. On the first day of the Forum, the hotel "Kempinski Hotel Moika 22" will be the venue which will bring together the best experts in the field of PR, advertising and marketing. Participants are waiting for the series of master classes "The experience of leading Russian and foreign experts in the field of Communication and Culture (cultural management)."
IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will start on December 14th
From 14 to 16 December 2015 in St. Petersburg the largest event in the history of The IV International Cultural Forum will be held, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of UNESCO. Within three days, the participants will witness more than 250 cultural events that will take place at 82 venues in the city. The Forum will be attended by about 9000 people. Participants will also visit the III St. Petersburg International Tourism Forum.
Heads of the world leading ballet theatres will visit the Cultural Forum
Artistic directors from Germany, China, Czech Republic, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Hungary and Russia will take part in round table discussion “Classical Heritage – Museum or Theatre?”
"The invisible play" will be shown in Saint-Petersburg
The creative team of the Moscow theater named after Mikhail Bulgakov, with the support of the company "MegaFon" will introduce in St. Petersburg, a unique performance of "Wolke" for visually impaired and blind children.
Graduates of the St. Petersburg State University will demonstrate their skills on the stage of the Mariinsky Theatre
On December 14th at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre anniversary evening will take place in honor of the 5th anniversary of the Faculty of Arts, St. Petersburg State University. The ceremony was organized in framework of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, as the culminating event of the St. Petersburg State University project "Art and Culture in classical university."
Yevgeny Yevtushenko will take part in cultural forum
One of the most remarkable events in the “Literature and reading” section will be the Plenary meeting “From the Year of Literature to reading country” which will be taking place on 14th of December at 2 pm in St Petersburg State Capella. Yevgeny Yevtushenko, an outstanding Russian and Soviet Union poet, film director, script writer and publicist is going to take part in the Plenary session.
Participants of "Literature and Reading" section will sum up the Year of Literature
On Monday, December 14, the “Literature and reading” section will open its doors for the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. Here, on the meeting of Organization committee of the Year of Literature, participants and experts will sum up the Year, discuss a perspective of Saint Petersburg becoming the reading capital in framework of the UNESCO competition
Cultural Forum congratulates Mikhail Piotrovsky on his birthday
Today is the Birthday of Director of the State Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky. On this day, the organizers of the Cultural Forum want to thank Mikhail Borisovich for the invaluable contribution to the development of the Russian and the world culture. Modern Hermitage that is managed by Mikhail for more than 20 years cannot be imagined without its talented director. Forum organizers wish Mikhail Piotrovsky happiness, health, and that his passion for art and education would never fade.
Russian films may get included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO
List of Russian and Soviet production films that are recommended for inclusion in the UNESCO program "Memory of the World", will be presented by the experts in the field of cinema. The presentation will take place at the central venue of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum - in the General Staff of the Hermitage - under the "Cinema" section.
International Delphic Committee will present the "minimum cultural basket" of Russian youth
International Delphic Committee will take part in the Cultural Forum. Representatives of the Committee and the National Delphic Council of the various countries will perform in several sections: "Education", "Mass Communications", "Folk art and intangible cultural heritage." At the Forum, delegates, inter alia, will present their two interesting project - "The minimum monthly cultural basket of a young man in the Russian Federation" and "Delphic Rating 2015".
Film director Kirill Serebrennikov will visit the cultural Forum
The famous Russian theater and film director, winner of "TEFI" and winner of the "Golden Lion", winner of the festival "Kinotavr" and the Rome International Film Festival Kirill Serebrennikov will participate in the section "Theatre" in the framework of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
Today is the 150th anniversary of the birth of great composer Jean Sibelius
Festive events in honor of the anniversary of the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius will take place throughout the whole 2015. In Finland, a musical event held today in the central square of Helsinki, where all the participants will perform the symphony "Finland". In St. Petersburg, the Hermitage Theatre the audience will hear the concert "Sebelius Gala."
Registration of participants for the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum is closed
Dear participants of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum! Please note that registration for the event is completed.
The participants of the Forum will teach calligraphy and pottery in the framework of the section "Education"
On December 14th the "Education” section of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will begin its work. For three days, participants will discuss topical issues related to open education and learn about real cases of cultural and educational projects.
Olga Golodets and Vladimir Medinsky will manage Russian domestic tourism
The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev appointed head of the Coordinating Council for the development of domestic tourism Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets and Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky. The corresponding decree was issued yesterday, December 6.
Cultural Forum has got its own mobile app
Only the most interesting cultural events are now in your smartphone! IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum now has its own mobile application. The "SPICF" app is available for iOS and Android based mobile devices.
Vladimir Pozner will come to the cultural Forum
Winner of six "Golden Mask" theatre awards Diana Vishneva will be participating in the Forum
Prima ballerina of the Mariinsky Theatre and People's Artist of Russia Diana Vishneva will participate in the session "Ballet and dance." Internationally known for the production of "Giselle", "Swan Lake" and "Sleeping Beauty," the dancer and her colleagues will discuss the issue of conservation, restoration and adaptation of the classic masterpieces of choreography at the round table “Classical Heritage –Museum or Theatre?”.
Ballet dancer Igor Zelensky will participate in the section "Ballet and dance"
Actresses Irina Mazurkevich and Ksenia Lavrova-Glinka will give a lecture for the business venue visitors
In the framework of the business venue IV of St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum registered participants will be able to visit open lectures of Russian artists, will see the play by Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre "The Cherry Orchard" and will attend the presentation of the new books.
Historian of cinema Bruce Posner will participate in the Forum
In the section "Cinema" of IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will take part film arhivist and film historian Bruce Posner from the United States. He will give a lecture about the American avant-garde and experimental films, and together with his colleagues will discuss the restoration of classic films.
Participants of the cultural Forum will be transported with the special shuttles
Only for participants the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum organized transfers, so that even during the breaks between activities guests would feel comfortable. Shuttles will be going from the airport "Pulkovo" and Moscow railway station to hotels in the city center and back, and also help to get to the main sites of the Forum.
Legendary filmmaker Marlene Hutsiev will come to the Forum
Legend of the national cinema, actor and screenwriter, director all your favorite Soviet films "I Am Twenty", "The July rain" and "Spring on Zarechnaya Street" Marlene Hutsiev will participate in the section "Cinema".
36 Ministers of Culture will participate in the cultural Forum
Today, December 3, at the Conference Hall of the State Academic Capella of St. Petersburg press conference was held devoted to the preparation and holding of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
Two thirds of the Russian citizens are sure that government needs to develop domestic tourism
According to the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM), about 67 percent of Russians believe that the authorities need to focus their efforts on the development of domestic tourism, and not to focus on the safety of Russian tourists abroad.
Five legendary UNESCO's Memory of the World Program films will be shown in St. Petersburg
During UNESCO Film Festival held from 5th to 20th of December in Saint-Petersburg citizens will be able to watch masterpieces, which are included in the list of pictures that gained a status of specially protected world cultural heritage objects from UNESCO Memory of the World Program.
Frederick Elmes, two-time winner of the “Independent Spirit” award, will participate in the Forum
Philanthropist of the year will be awarded on 14th of December
One of the highlights of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will be the award ceremony of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation "Philanthropist of the Year 2015". Guests and nominees are expected on December 14th in the Marble Hall of Russian Ethnographic Museum.
International Dance Council CID-UNESCO Alkis Raftis will come to the Forum
Famous dancer and Emmy Award winner Ana Laguna will participate in the Forum
Section "Ballet and Dance" at the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will be visited by Ana Laguna - famous Swedish dancer, winner of many awards, including «Premio Nacional de Danza» and Emmy, honored professor at the Ministry of Culture of Sweden.
Honored Artist of Russia Yuri Fateev will take part in the "Ballet and Dance" section
In the section "Ballet and Dance" at the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will participate Yuri Fateev - Head of the Mariinsky Ballet troupe, Honored Artist of Russia.
Cultural Forum and the website KP.RU launch joint campaign
IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum and the website of Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper KP.RU announce the launch of a unique campaign. We offer to all those who managed to keep at home cultural relics over 70 years old to take part in it.
200th anniversary of the birth of Marius Petipa will be celebrated at the XII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum in 2018
The Russian government has approved a plan of celebrating the 200th anniversary of the French and Russian ballet soloist, choreographer, theater director and teacher Marius Petipa.
Fassbinder's film editor Juliane Lorenz will participate in the cultural Forum
Juliane Lorenz will participate in the section "Cinema" in the framework of the IV St. Petersburg international cultural forum. For six years she worked together with the famous Rainer Werner Fassbinder, one of the leaders of the "new German cinema".
III St. Petersburg international tourism forum will start in two weeks
The event will be held in St. Petersburg from 15 to 17 December 2015. At the forum will be representatives of 70 regions of the country, who will discuss topical issues of tourism, will take part in discussions and conferences, and will present the most interesting tourism projects in their region.
Summary of the round table discussion "Why St. Petersburg needs cultural Forum?"
A previously unknown work by Giacomo Puccini will be first performed in Russia in the framework of the Cultural Forum in St. Petersburg. Today, 30 November, in the Media Center of the Government of St. Petersburg a round table discussion "Why Petersburg Cultural Forum?" was held.
4 days left until the closure of registration for the Cultural Forum
Registration for the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum closes next Tuesday - December the 1st. For those who want to become a member of one of the largest cultural events in Russia, there are only four days left.
Folklore Education Centre will be established in St. Petersburg
One of the highlights of the section "Folk Art and Intangible Cultural Heritage" will be the opening of Folklore Education Center at St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture, told rector of academic institution Alexander Turgaev in the “Russian radio” broadcast.
"CITY TOUR PASS " program catalog
In the framework of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, with the support of the Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg special edition of the "CITY TOUR PASS" catalog will come out. The catalog is a checkbook that allows you to go with the "City Tour" sightseeing excursion and to enter main museums of St. Petersburg.
Guide to December exhibitions
IV St. Petersburg International Forum Volunteer centre finished recruitment process
Recruitment of volunteers ended yesterday. Elizabeth Matveeva, Daria Belyakova, heads of volunteer centre have told that since the beginning of September they have received about 1,000 , but only 700 people were pre-selected.
Classic of world cinema and winner of the "Golden Lion" Jos Stelling will visit the Cultural Forum
The famous Dutch director and screenwriter Jos Stelling will take part in the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum in the framework of two sections: "Theatre" and "Cinema." He will arrive in the northern capital along with his son - director of its art-house cinemas in Utrecht (Netherlands).
Guide on cultural events of December
Under the auspices of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum in December, there are several performances in the best theater venues of the city. Viewers will be able to get acquainted with the works of Anton Chekhov, Bertolt Brecht and Eric Emmanuel Schmitt.
Greeting speech from deputy prime minister O. Yu. Golodets to participants and guests of IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum
With great joy I welcome participants and guests of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum!
St. Petersburg will be decorated for the New Year in advance, specifically for the beginning of the Forum
The whole world - theatre
Andrey Moguchy, the artistic director of Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre, on his birthday, told journalists about the work of the "Theatre” section of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
Vyacheslav Polunin told about snow, circus and cultural Forum
Russian actor, director, clown and mime, as well as the head of the section "Circus and street theatre" at the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum Vyacheslav Polunin, on the TV channel "Culture" said that, the best clowns of the world will discuss at the event this year.
Premiere of the opera by P. Tchaikovsky "Iolanta"
Сircus will come
November 17th the heads of the section "circus and street theater» of IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum Gagloyev Vadim and Vyacheslav Polunin held a press conference. It was also attended by Natalia Tabachnikova and Oleg Chesnokov.
UNESCO objects exhibition
On November 16th the day of the 70th anniversary of UNESCO in the Presidential Library was opened the exhibition, which presented all the Russian objects protected by worldwide organization. This is the joint project of the Presidential Library, St. Petersburg State University and the Novgorod Museum Reserve under the “Education” section of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
Peter Hall will be presented after reconstruction on the Cultural Forum
On the 13 November at the General Staff Building of the Hermitage there was a press conference of the section "Museums and exhibition projects”.
Confirmed participants and guests of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum
Registration of the participants at the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will continue till 1st of December. It is already known that the event will be attended by official delegations from 19 foreign countries.
News of the volonteer centre!
Past weekend methodic activity was held for volunteers of IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
State Hermitage hosted Forum preparatory meeting
On November, 5th State Hermitage hosted a meeting dedicated to the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum planning and execution. It was visited by Russian Government officials, Ministry of Culture representatives, St.Petersburg Government members as well as leaders of the sections.
Business venue schedule is announced
From 14 to 16 December Business venue will operate as part of the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, which will bring together at the same table the representatives of Russian and international business community, community leaders and patrons. Business marketplace will operate on the territory of St. Petersburg Museum of Ethnography. The main venue will be the marble hall, it will be the main and most important events in the business area.
Don't miss your chance to participate in the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum!
Registration for the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum closes on December 1st.
Guide of cultural events of November
European ministers at the Forum
The Cultural Forum has become closer!
All of the brightest and most interesting news of the Forum in the social networks!
The best exhibitions of November
Rising from the ruins: 5 projects of AUIPIK agency
Critical mission for the young and creative
Cultural forms recruits the volunteers.
The premiers under the auspices of the Forum
The brightest exhibitions of October
Oleg Popov will perform in St. Petersburg for the first time in 26 years
Performance with participation of the world famous clown will take place in December, in Big St. Petersburg circus, and will be devoted to its opening after restoration. The CEO of "Rosgostsirk" Vadim Gagloyev told about it at the meeting of the Organizing committee on preparation and holding the IV St. Petersburg international cultural forum.
The strategy of holding the International Cultural Forum was discussed in St. Petersburg
The meeting of the organizing committee on preparation of the St. Petersburg international cultural forum was held by the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Olga Golodets. The deputy head of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation Alexander Zhuravsky, the governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko, the speaker of Legislative assembly of St. Petersburg Vyacheslav Makarov and the leading figures of the Russian culture took part in the meeting.
The festival program under the auspices of the Forum is open
Education Section: the prospects on the modern Russian high school of arts
The attention of experts will be focused on administrative regulation of educational system. Liberal arts education in the world, prospects for integration of education and culture, new opportunities of realization for musical and theatrical educational projects, the international experience of creating big educational centres and other matters – these are the points to be discussed by participants of the section which work will be divided in three main flows – business, educational and social one.
The IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum at the Baltic Weekend
Egor Moskvin and Andrey Moguchy presented St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum at the Baltic Weekend 2015 – the biggest forum on communications in Eastern Europe – for the first time.
The General Staff Building to serve as the main venue of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum
Key events of the discussion program of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will be held at the exhibition center of the State Hermitage Museum, the General Staff Building.
Family package is available for Forum participants in their personal accounts
This year all participants of the IV St. Petersburg International Culture Forum can benefit from a unique offer developed specifically for family attendants. Each registered participant can come to the Forum accompanied by his or her family members.
Andrey Moguchiy’s performance “The Drunks” to become part of the Theater Section schedule
Andrey Moguchiy’s performance “The Drunks” will be staged as part of the St. Petersburg International Culture Forum. The show based on Ivan Vyrypayev’s play will be presented to the Forum guests and participants on the 14th of December
Vadim Gagloev will co-chair the Circus and street theatre section
The new co-curator of the Circus Section of the IV St. Petersburg Cultural Forum was introduced to the participants of the meeting held to discuss the process of preparation to the event. The section will be co-chaired by Vyacheslav Polunin and Vadim Gagloev, General Director of Rosgostsirk Company.
Russian Museum of Ethnography hosted working meeting on preparation to the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum
The meeting was chaired by Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Alexander Zhuravsky.
IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum Presents “Theatre” Section Program
The program focuses on traditions and innovations, ethics and aesthetics, preserving and restoring cultural heritage.
Boris Eifman: “The central topic of the section “Ballet and Dance” will be the problem of preserving the masterpieces of classical choreography.”
The “Ballet and Dance” section traditionally gathers leading international choreographers. The curator of the section is Boris Eifman, People’s Artist of Russia, Artistic Director of Boris Eifman St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre.
Art of Clownage at the Center of Discussion in “Circus and Street Theatre” Section
The head of the section is the artistic director of Bolshoi St. Petersburg State Circus on Fontanka, People’s Artist of Russia Vyacheslav Polunin.
The Year of cinema will begin within the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum
Year 2016 will be devoted to Russian cinematograph. The Cinema section within the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will bring together experts of the field and will start the work in the direction of developing and promoting national cinematograph.
Registration of participants of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum is open
Participants of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum can now register by following the link to the special section.
Online Groups of IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum in Social Media
You can now follow the latest news and developments at the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum on the Forum’s official pages in Vkontakte and Facebook social networks.
Oleg Ryzhkov to Head "Preservation of Cultural Heritage" Section
Alexander Turgaev, Rector of the St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture will become a curator of the section entitled "Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage"
The events of the section will consider the topics of folklore, and examine the modern approach to combining traditions and innovations in folk art, folklore and amateur creative projects.
Festival program under the auspices of the Forum
Cultural events under the auspices of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will form a special festival program, which will precede the business program of the Forum on December 14-16.
Mikhail Piotrovsky will head the "Museums and Exhibition Projects" section at the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum
The key topics of discussion at the section will be the role of individuals in collecting and preserving the cultural heritage, as well as the issues of restoring painting masterpieces in modern Russia.
Lyudmila Verbitskaya will head Literature and Reading Section at the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum
Writers, experts in linguistics, literary critics and representatives of the book publishing industry will discuss the modern state of literature across Russian regions and the situation on the market of printing infrastructure.
Sergey Stadler to Head Section 'Music'
Fedor Bondarchuk to Head "Cinema" Section
Fedor Bondarchuk, director of several cult Russian movies will become the curator of the Film Section at the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
Andrey Moguchy will head Theater Section at the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum
The central topics of the discussion in the Theater section will be preservation of Russia’s theater heritage, reconstruction and reinvention of stage texts and social theater.
IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will take place on December 14-16
This year the Forum celebrates the 70th anniversary of UNESCO.
IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum Introduced at International Legal Forum
A presentation of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum was held at St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, with Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky and Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko in attendance.
Official, Business, Education, and Public Flows: convenient navigation around Forum events
All the events of the Fourth St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will be subdivided into four flows: official, business, education and public.
IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will celebrate the 70th anniversary of UNESCO
IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will include more than 150 events, which will be subdivided into four flows: official, business, education and public. Twelve sections will cover all the major directions in cultural development, from preserving the cultural heritage to formulating cultural policy, as well as the entire range of classical arts.