“Country guest” of the cultural forum in Saint-Petersburg will become Greece

MOSCOW, October 24 – RIA Novosti. “Country of guest” Saint-Petersburg international cultural forum, which will be held from 1 to 3 December, will be Greece, the press service of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation on Monday.

“Special status “country of guest” was assigned to the forum for the first time. On the convening in 2016 of the cross year of Russia-Greece in the programme of the Forum will take an important place issues of modern cultural potential of Greece would reflect deep historical and spiritual relationship of the two countries. About your desire personally to take part in the official events of the Forum was announced by the Minister of culture and sports of the Hellenic Republic Baltas Aristides.”, — is spoken in the message.

The article notes that Greece will prepare a special program for each of these areas of the forum: official, business and cultural. “Country of guest” will be represented by a large delegation: it will include representatives of the Ministry of culture and sports of Greece, and figures of culture and arts. Special attention to Greece will be paid to the sections “Tourism”, “Cinema” and “Theatre”.

Also Greece will be presented at the Saint-Petersburg forum of the Athens festival is the main and most important Greek annual parade of the arts, held since 1955. At different times the festival featured Maria Callas, Mstislav Rostropovich, Luciano Pavarotti, Rudolf Nureyev. Repeatedly in the Athens festival was attended by the Russian Bolshoi theatre. The forum will also be organized a meeting of heads of international festivals, including representatives of the Athens and Avignon festivals.

“The Central event of the program of the Hellenic Republic will become a modern art exhibition “Genii loci. Greek art from the 1930s to the present day”, which will be on display in the Public Arena in Saint-Petersburg. Another bright event of the Russian-Greek play “Oedipus Rex” staged by Rimas Tuminas at the Alexandrinsky theatre”, — emphasizes a press-service.