The St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum annually attracts thousands of experts in the field of culture from all over the world: starts of theater, opera and ballet, renowned directors and musicians, public figures, representatives of authorities and business and academic communities. The Forum was organized by the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Russian Federation. The mission of the Forum is to form the key vectors of the development of culture as a progressive force that brings the constructive origin into life of our country and of the world community as a whole.
Year after year, the Forum has been expanding the number of events and the number of experts and guests at the highest level.
This year there will be a large-scale professional and public flow programme, with a number of Russian and international premieres of shows, concerts, exhibitions and many other events for various audiences. Guest countries of the VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will present their business and cultural programmes and various theme programmes, such as the Festival of Festivals.
During the Forum, the National Library of Russia is organizing the symposium “Information. Society. Development: international ties of the libraries”. Cooperation issues, joint project activities, and the role of libraries in international cultural exchange will be among the major discussion topics at this Symposium.
The VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will take place on November 15–17, 2018.
Annually the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum is attended by renowned masters of culture and arts. In 2017 the forum was attended by conductor Valery Gergiev, Director General of the State Hermitage Museum M.B. Piotrovsky, pianists Denis Matsuev and Boris Berezovsky, opera diva Julia Lezhneva, theater directors Heiner Goebbels, Theodoros Terzopoulos, Eimuntas Nekrosius, and Tadashi Suzuki; director and producer Fyodor Bondarchuk, jazzmen Curt Elling and Igor Butman, and French philosopher and writer Bernard Verber.
The Cultural Forum will be also interesting for those, who studies the Russian language and wants to learn more about the Russian culture.