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2 December 2016

Participants of the V Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum discussed development of cultural life in Russia and worldwide

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More than 20 thousand people took part in the events of the V Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, which started on December, 1. “Proxy Centre” company was responsible for such working areas as accreditation of the participants, media representatives, technical staff, transport vehicles and drivers, as well as access control on the meetings venue.

Accreditation Points of the Forum has opened on November, 21 and has been operating till December, 3. Company’s specialists have been distributing badges in set with information packs, providing comprehensive information on Forum’s venue. Main accreditation centre was located in Abamelek-Lazarev’s palace on Moyka, 23.

“Thу number of participants has increased significantly is year about 20 thousand people. Foreign delegations from THE Federal Republic of Germany, France, the USA, Italy attended the event”, - commented Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Alexander Zhuravsky during the Opening ceremony.

First day of the Forum included several dozens of events: plenary meetings, panel sessions, round tables, international congresses, research and practice conferences, workshops, seminars, exhibitions, lectures, first nights, musicals, classic music concerts. We also signed the agreement on establishing the Russian-Chinese High School Association, comprising 8 Chinese and 18 Russian universities.  Film production companies “Glavkino” and “Lenfilm” and Russian-Chinese Culture and Education Development Foundation have concluded an agreement on filming the remake of the famous Soviet motion picture “Amphibian man” for the Chinese audience. Within the frames of the Forum was held prize ceremony of the “Philanthropist of the Year”.

V Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum – is an international communication platform to share experience among cultural specialists and politicians, government officials and businessmen and discuss problems and trends of global and Russian cultural life. The Forum is held annually since 2012. Main venues of the event were the General Staff Building of the State Hermitage Museum and the Russian Museum of Ethnography.

The organizers of the Forum are the Government of the Russian Federation, Government of St. Petersburg, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Key topics of the Forum will be debriefing of the “Year of Cinema” in Russia, 125th Anniversary of Sergey Prokofyev, 25 years of the Commonwealth of Independent States.