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05 –08 June 2019

05 Jun
10:00–20:00
‘The Greatest Artists of Russia’ Exhibition
Elena Tsvetkova Jewellery House (18, English Embankment)
In the Elena Tsvetkova Jewellery House gallery, the project ‘Contemporary Heritage of Russia’, with the support of the movement ‘We Love Russia’, will present the works of the greatest contemporary artists, who have received the Gokhran of Russia award. Their works have been exhibited in the Gokhran of Russia, the Moscow Kremlin museums, the Diamond Fund of Russia, the State Historical Museum, the Hermitage, the Russian Museum and other museums across the country.

Participants need to show their badge to gain access to the exhibition.


05 Jun
11:00–18:00
Exhibition: ‘Arctic Nomads: The Art of Movement’
Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (the Kunstkamera) (3, Universitetskaya Naberezhnaya)
A variety of multimedia materials collected during research expeditions to Yamal, Chukotka, and the Kola Peninsula accompany 95 rare items from the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography’s collection. The exhibition is a vivid depiction of the current nomadic traditions of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic.

Forum participants may present their badge to be granted entry.

Please be advised that participants are responsible for covering the price of any tour or other additional services.


05 Jun
13:00–15:00
Screening of Anna’s War
Pavilion G, conference hall G9
Anna’s War by Aleksey Fedorchenko received Russia’s three top movie awards in 2018: The Golden Eagle Award, The Nika Award and The White Elephant Award from the Russian Guild of Film Critics. This striking story mesmerized both the critics and audiences: after losing her parents, a little girl hides in the local Nazi headquarters’ chimney for several years waiting for her village to be liberated. Anna’s War is a totally new take on war movies that gives us an opportunity to live Anna’s life alongside her, instead of just being spectators. Marta Kozlova – the 6-year-old actress who played the main part – does not say a word throughout the entire movie. Instead, she helps us dive deep inside her terrifyingly isolated world, where every step means danger and where allies are nowhere to be found.
The film will be screened in Russian, with English subtitles.

Free access for Forum participants.


05 Jun
18:18–00:00
Evening event: ‘A different setting for Nornickel’
Palma Society Mansion (18, Pereulok Pirogova)
For the first time in the history of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Nornickel is organizing its own party for its friends, colleagues and partners.
During the event, a historic mansion on the Moika river will become home to high-tech, music, ecology, and the creativity of the peoples of the North. Guests will be able to try out northern cuisine, take part in a charity auction, and listen to performances by musical groups.
The evening’s format is eminently suitable for SPIEF guests to enjoy relaxed, calm communication with Nornickel partners and contractors.

Open to participants by invitation only.


05 Jun
19:00–21:30
Concert: A Stradivarius Violin in Mikhailovsky Castle
The Russian Museum, Mikhailovsky Castle (2, Sadovaya Ulitsa)
The evening's guests will be treated to a performance by one of the world's most outstanding young musicians, the violin virtuoso Kevin Zhu (USA), who will perform a Paganini concerto on a rare Stradivarius violin.
The event will also feature the talents of the soprano Olga Pudova, Mariinsky Theatre soloist and Golden Sofit laureate.
The concert will take place in Georgievsky Hall, one of the largest and most luxurious state rooms in St. Michael’s Castle. That evening, the Taurida State Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Lorenzo Tazzieri.

A ticket is required to attend the event and can be ordered via the personal web office.

Participants are responsible for covering the price of attendance.


05 Jun
19:30–22:30
Gala Concert
Mikhailovsky Theatre (1, Ploshchad Iskusstv)
BIOCAD is starting off its global information campaign in the fight against rheumatic diseases with a gala concert featuring stars of Russian ballet. The event serves as an opportunity to spread the word about the importance of the fight against these diseases. This message is communicated using the universal international language of dance, which is accessible regardless of one's personal characteristics and potential limitations.

This event is open to Premium Package participants by invitation only.
More information about this event can be found in the personal web office.