Festival of Culture


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14 –19 June 2022

15 Jun
08:00–20:00
Embroidered Map of Russia – an All-Russian initiative.
Come see the hand-embroidered 3.5x7 map of Russia!
This is a downright unique work of art based on traditional embroidery of the peoples of Russia, created by modern-day professionals.
The project was launched by the Chuvash Republic in January 2022 and was supported by all regions of Russia.
The canvas consists of 82 fragments stitched together. Each region, by the virtue of its best craftsmen, embroidered its part of the map using traditional materials, patterns and techniques, specific to a particular territory and ethnicity.
The result is a real ethnic encyclopedia reflecting the history, culture, and traditions of the peoples of the Russian Federation.

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The All-Russian initiative Embroidered Map of Russia was started by the Government of the Chuvash Republic and the Federal Agency for Nationalities of Russia.
Organizers of the initiative: Ministry of Culture, Nationalities and Archives of the Chuvash Republic.
Ambassador of the initiative: Nadezhda Babkina


15 Jun
10:00–18:00
“The Heart of Yugra” exhibition at the Russian Museum of Ethnography
Russian Museum of Ethnography, 4/1, Inzhenernaya Ulitsa, St. Petersburg
The Russian Museum of Ethnography is one of the world's largest ethnographic museums, and has also been dubbed the “Hermitage of Ethnography”. In its exhibitions, the museum collects, studies and recreates the traditional culture of the peoples of multinational Russia, promoting interest in their historical roots. The Russian Museum of Ethnography's collection of the indigenous cultures of the North and Siberia is one of the largest ethnographic collections in the world and rightfully belongs to the golden fund of world ethnography.
On 15 June, the Russian Museum of Ethnography in St. Petersburg will showcase "Artistic Discovery of the Peoples of the North”, a project prepared by the Roscongress Foundation. The pilot phase will be "The Heart of Yugra,” an exhibition by Oleg Zotov, a photographer of international standing from St. Petersburg. The subjects of the photos include the Circumpolar Urals, the Neroyka mountain, the mighty Russian rivers Irtysh and Ob, the taiga, waterfalls, lakes, mines with rock crystal, swamps, solar panels, moss, oil derricks, wild plants, deer, mammoth tusks, homemade boats called oblas, jewellery, costumes, and of course, portraits of Khanty and Mansi peoples.
All the works presented at the exhibition are on display for the first time. The author of the exhibition, photographer Oleg Zotov, draws on original legends and traditions to present his vision of the Yugra land, mythologizing it using the techniques of fashion and fine art photography. The main subject is the linking of man and nature and their harmonious development.

Exhibition officially opens 15 june at the Russian Museum of Ethnography 16:30-18:00

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15 Jun
10:00–15:00
Presentation of Sotalia modular ship from the United Shipbuilding Corporation
Universitetskaya Naberezhnaya berth, St. Petersburg
During the 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum the United Shipbuilding Corporation will present Sotalia, the newest Russian river class cruise and passenger ship.
USC spearheaded the project in wide cooperation with various Russian industrial enterprises. The result is a new look of water transport and tourism, which allows to meet the increased demand of tourist services in any settlements with river water areas.
The open deck and large glazing area with a wide view turn a river ride into a proper cruise.
The project is notable for its stylish looks combined with reliability and practicality in operation.
Convenience and comfort for relaxing on the water. Bright ergonomic covered deck can accommodate up to 30 passengers. Sotalia meets the needs of cities and regions of the country for affordable and reliable transport to restore mass passenger river navigation.
Access by invitation


15 Jun
10:00–18:00
Mikhail Vrubel: Marking the 165th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth (exhibition)
State Russian Museum, Benois Wing, 2, Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboedova
This exhibition is dedicated to the 165th anniversary of the birth of Mikhail Vrubel (1856–1910). It brings together more than 220 works from the collections of the Russian Museum and the Tretyakov Gallery, as well as from private collections in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Tickets to be booked by participants separately


15 Jun
10:00–18:00
A Navigator and a Carpenter: Peter the Great in Russian Artistic Culture (exhibition)
State Russian Museum, Mikhailovsky Castle, 2, Sadovaya Ulitsa
This exhibition is dedicated to the 350th anniversary of Peter the Great’s birth. The Russian Museum’s rich collection provides a unique opportunity to tell the story of the great emperor’s exploits, as captured in works of art in different genres throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.

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15 Jun
10:00–18:00
Preserving History: 100 Years of the Russian Museum’s Restoration Workshops (exhibition)
State Russian Museum, Benois Wing, 2, Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboedova
This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Museum’s restoration department. It will feature a large number of archive materials, the department’s work logs, reports on major restorations, and more.

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15 Jun
10:00–18:00
Alexander Rubtsov. 1884–1949 (exhibition)
State Russian Museum, Benois Wing, 2, Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboedova
This exhibition is dedicated to a unique Russian artist who lived and worked in Tunisia as a recipient of a grant from the Russian Academy of Arts. It will feature more than 60 paintings spanning several years from the private collection of Mehdi Douss.

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15 Jun
10:00–18:00
Gatchina Palace, main exhibition
Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum, 22A, Ulitsa Chkalova, Gatchina, Leningrad Region
Gatchina Palace is an imperial residence located near St. Petersburg which is closely associated with Paul I and Alexander III.
Visitors to the 18th century palace can see the restored interiors of Paul I’s era, including the Upper Throne Room and the State Bedchamber. They can also enjoy a walk along the romantic underground passage and experience the famous Gatchina echo.

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15 Jun
10:00–18:00
Shlisselburg Fortress (Oreshek)
Oreshek Fortress, Orekhovy Island, Shlisselburg, Leningrad Region
A historic Russian fortress on Orekhovy Island at the source of the Neva River, facing the town of Shlisselburg in Leningrad Region. It was built in 1323 by the Novgorodians, and was under Swedish control between 1612 and 1702.

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15 Jun
10:00–18:00
State Memorial Museum of Alexander Suvorov.
State Memorial Museum of Alexander Suvorov, 43, Kirochnaya Ulitsa
The State Memorial Museum of Alexander Suvorov commemorates the life of generalissimo Alexander Suvorov. The museum was founded in St. Petersburg in 1900, on the centenary of the commander's death. The opening ceremony took place four years later, on 13 November 1904, on the 175th anniversary of the birth of Suvorov.

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15 Jun
10:00–18:00
St. Petersburg Bread Museum
St. Petersburg Bread Museum, 2, Ulitsa Mikhailova
The St. Petersburg Bread Museum was founded in 1988 as a departmental museum of the Lenkhlebprom Association. In 1993, the museum was transferred to the St. Petersburg Committee for Culture and was named the St. Petersburg Bread Museum. Over the years, it has attracted the interest of the general public in addition to professionals. Indeed, it has become one of the most visited historical museums in the city. The museum covers an extensive period, ranging from the development of agricultural crops to the present day.

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15 Jun
10:00–20:00
Russia – My History Multimedia Historical Park (museum and exhibition centre)
Multimedia Historical Park, 32/1, Basseynaya Ulitsa
This complex opened on 10 December 2017 and incorporates a museum with galleries, cinema, lecture halls and an outdoor space across an area measuring 14,000 m2. It is the only multimedia complex in the world that covers the entire history of Russia from ancient times. The exhibition includes 900 pieces of equipment, from touch tables and projectors, to screens and panels.


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15 Jun
10:00–20:00
Who are you, Alexandra Kollontai?
State Museum of the Political History of Russia, 2–4, Ulitsa Kuybysheva
This biographical exhibition has been organized to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the revolutionary, politician and diplomat Alexandra Kollontai, and will cover the most significant periods of her life. Visitors will have the chance to view unique archive documents, photographs, and Alexandra Kollontai’s personal belongings from the collection of the State Museum of the Political History of Russia.

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15 Jun
10:00–20:00
Each Word a Bullet
State Museum of the Political History of Russia, 2–4, Ulitsa Kuybysheva
This exhibition is dedicated to the year of intangible cultural heritage in Russia (2022). It will explore the role of the political chastushka (a type of Russian folk song) as a means of state propaganda.

Tickets to be booked by participants separately


15 Jun
10:00–20:00
The Empire on the Path of Modernization: Russia in the 19th–20th centuries
State Museum of the Political History of Russia, 2–4, Ulitsa Kuybysheva
This exhibition is dedicated to the most important political, economic, and social changes to take place in the Russian Empire in the 19th – early 20th centuries, and looks at the way they influenced people's lives. It also examines the various internal and external factors that pushed the authorities to enact reforms.

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15 Jun
10:00–21:00
Fabergé Museum
Fabergé Museum, 21, Fontanka River Embankment. Shuvalov Palace
The world’s largest collection of Carl Fabergé and the House of Fabergé masterpieces in Shuvalov Palace of St. Petersburg.
The most famous items in the Fabergé Museum are the nine Easter Eggs created for Alexander III and Nicholas II, the last two Russian Tsars.

The Fabergé Museum collection includes Russian decorative-applied and fine arts, which today contains more than 4000 works. This collection demonstrates all mediums in which the House of Fabergé worked, including objects de fantaisie, jewellery, silverware and interior and cult objects.

The ticket office is open daily from 9:30 AM to 8:15 PM

Access with participant badge. Interested Forum participants must register in advance though the personal web office. The number of invitations is limited.


15 Jun
10:00–10:45
NESEIKA. THE YOUNGEST DAUGHTER. Pavilion G, Arctic: Territory of dialogue
Directed by Vladimir Marin
Russia/ 2018
Runtime: 44 min

A meeting between a free-living Arctic giant and humans is always a bright, unusual event. Once, Neseika the walrus fell ill and had to come to humans for help. An old Indian proverb and Russian fairy tales say the same thing: if you save an animal from dying, it will never forget it. Is it true? This film has the answer.

Best Screenplay, 2nd IFFAC ARCTIC OPEN 2018


15 Jun
10:30–18:00
Russia’s Intrinsic Values (exhibition)
National Pushkin Museum, Green Hall, 12, Naberezhnaya Reki Moiki
This exhibition, held during Russia’s Year of Folk Art and Intangible Cultural Heritage, will introduce visitors to folk crafts from the museum’s collection of decorative and applied arts. Visitors will have the chance to view miniature pieces of furniture created by Kholmogory bone carvers in the 1830s, lacquer miniatures (Palekh, Kholuy, Mstera, Fedoskino) of the 1920–1970s, Vologda lace from 1936, a Bogorodsk toy carved from wood (1937), and a burnt and painted clay Dymkovo toy dating from the 1970s.


15 Jun
11:00–17:00
The “Art of Luxury. The legacy of the Russian Empire in the works of contemporary artists".
Pavlovsk State Museum, Pavlovsk Palace Hall of Columns, 20, Sadovaya Ulitsa, Pavlovsk
The exhibition is a collaboration between the staff of the Pavlovsk State Museum and the Modern Heritage of Russia project. It represents a spectacular domain of contemporary applied art, continuing the finest traditions of pre-revolutionary artists. Cut gemstones, flawless jewellery, exquisite lacquer miniatures, icons, porcelain, stained glass enamel sets, delicate embroidery, furniture designed in the "glamorous constructivism'' style, carved bone, ceramics, interior sculpture, and figurines reflect the tremendous skill and fabulous taste of contemporary artists across the spectrum of applied art. Diamonds and sapphires shimmering in various colours, topazes sparkling with hundreds of facets, large emeralds and rubies bordered with pearls, filigree enamels, Florentine mosaics, glass flower bouquets, and stunning Fabergé inspired Easter eggs all recall the treasures of the fabulous rich caves of Ali Baba and mysterious island of Monte Cristo.

Tickets are available at the museum box office.


15 Jun
11:00–20:00
“Best Russian Craftsmen” Exhibition
Elena Tsvetkova Jewellery House, 18, Angliyskaya Naberezhnaya
At Elena Tsvetkova Jewellery House, the project ‘Contemporary Heritage of Russia’ will showcase works by the country’s finest contemporary artists and craftsmen who have received the Gokhran of Russia award. The works have been exhibited at Gokhran of Russia, the Moscow Kremlin Museums, the Diamond Fund of Russia, the State Historical Museum, the Hermitage, the Russian Museum, the Pavlovsk State Museum, and other museums across the country.

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15 Jun
11:00–18:00
Priory Palace
Priory Palace, 22A, Ulitsa Chkalova, Gatchina, Leningrad Region
The Priory Palace, a unique rammed-earth building built in 1798–1799 by architect Nikolay Lvov for the chivalric order of St. John of Jerusalem (the Maltese Order), is unique in its architectural design and technical implementation. Visitors to the Priory Palace exhibition will have the chance to learn about the Maltese Order and its connection with the Russian Empire during the time of Emperor Paul I.

Access by participant badge (advance registration required via the personal web office). The number of invitations is limited.


15 Jun
11:00–18:00
Private Chambers of the Romanovs (tour)
Priory Palace, 22A, Ulitsa Chkalova, Gatchina, Leningrad Region
This tour, covering the private chambers of the family of Alexander III and Nicholas I, will enable visitors to experience the atmosphere of comfort, warmth, love and understanding which surrounded these ostensibly severe rulers who chose Gatchina as their residence. There will be the chance to see the Small and Large Military Studies of Emperor Nicholas I, one of which contains the mystical painting Paul I with his Entourage. Visitors will also enter the office of Emperor Alexander III, where decisions were made that forever changed the course of history. In getting to see the quiet and cosy private chambers of the family of the so-called peacemaker, guests will get a new perspective on the Romanovs – not only as a brilliant ruling dynasty, but also as people with their own run-of-the-mill habits. Each hall contains collections of commemorative items that were handled by heroes of bygone ages, and which preserve a tangible link to them.

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15 Jun
11:00–11:30
HOW TO TAME A BEAR
HOW TO TAME A BEAR
Directed by Vladimir Marin
Russia/ 2021
Runtime: 31 min

How does a polar bear cub survive in Chukotka without its mother? A human is either a mortal threat or his only helper. Tatyana Minenko saves orphaned bear cubs from death in the clutches of their elders, from the harsh Chukotka frosts, and from hunger. But what does the future hold for these cubs? A life in a zoo, or a return to the wild? How much effort does it take to save one polar bear cub from death? And why is it even harder to set an orphan bear free? The people of the North value their freedom above all else. That is how they want to see the master of the land: the polar bear.

Participant in the 5th IFFAC ARCTIC OPEN 2021


15 Jun
12:00–22:00
1703 St. Petersburg Art Fair (opening ceremony and preview for collectors)
Manege Central Exhibition Hall, 1, Isaakievskaya Ploshchad
1703 St. Petersburg Art Fair is an ambitious cultural project organized by Gazprom which is designed to promote collecting in Russia, as well as to support Russian artists and art galleries. In 2022, the event will for the first time showcase works by contemporary Russian artists from the country’s leading galleries and private collections at Manege in St. Petersburg. It will feature both new names and iconic figures from the art world, as well as an educational and public programme. Taken together, the event will fully reflect artistic processes today, and will show the entire range of trends affecting contemporary Russian art. The opening ceremony and preview will allow collectors and SPIEF 2022 guests to visit the art fair before it opens to the general public.

Entrance to the event by invitation, but the number of tickets is limited. Those wishing to attend should register in advance via the personal web office and collect their ticket at a cultural programme stand.


15 Jun
12:00–20:00
"Lost in the Newsreels" immersive exhibition at the Lenfilm Studio
Lenfilm Studio, Pavilion 5, 10V, Kamennoostrovsky Prospekt
This large-scale installation will show visitors how films were made and history was captured, how people fought and lived during the difficult years of the Great Patriotic War. The project, showcasing the documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, can be found in Lenfilm Studio's biggest pavilion. Its heroes are cameramen, news photographers, actors and studio employees. The timeline leads visitors from Lenfilm through the Izhora Plant's workshop and the fields of the Leningrad Region to the Arctic Circle, the Caucasus mountains and the Reichstag. The exposition comprises 15 different episodes connected by a single route and audio story. Full-size elements of buildings, models of equipment and figures of heroes have been recreated in the halls. The project has been brought to life by the Nevsky Batalist creative association with the help of a grant from the Russian President, awarded by the Presidential Grants Foundation.

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15 Jun
12:00–21:00
Roerich Family Museum Institute
Roerich Family Museum Institute, 1, Line 18, Vasilievsky Island
The Roerich Family Museum Institute is a publicly funded cultural institution in St. Petersburg dedicated to the Roerich family and their creative legacy.

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15 Jun
12:00–20:00
20th Century State Literary Museum
20th Century State Literary Museum, 4/2, Malaya Konyushennaya Ulitsa
The 20th Century State Literary Museum was established in 2007 at the former Mikhail Zoshchenko Apartment Museum, which was renamed and reorganized. The Mikhail Zoshchenko Museum was first opened 15 years prior, in 1992. Every item on display at the museum is genuine, making for a truly unique experience. The museum is a faithful recreation of the time when the writer lived in the building from January 1955 to July 1958. The museum holds the manuscript of one of the writer’s most significant works – Before Sunrise, as well as autographed editions of early stories, notebooks from 1915–1918, letters dating back across the years, and personal documents. The widow of literary critic Yury Tomashevsky gifted part of his archive to the museum. It is a unique collection of first editions by Zoshchenko and a selection of critical and literary articles.

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15 Jun
12:00–20:00
Anna Akhmatova State Literary and Memorial Museum at the Fountain House
Anna Akhmatova State Literary and Memorial Museum at the Fountain House, 53, Liteyny Prospekt
The Anna Akhmatova State Literary and Memorial Museum at the Fountain House was founded in 1989 to commemorate the centenary of the writer’s birth. At the time, it was the only museum in the city dedicated to the Soviet period, when members of the intelligentsia (poets, artists, and figures of the Silver Age whose life precisely coincided with the years of repression in socialist Leningrad) struggled to protect their world and way of life while living in a totalitarian state.

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15 Jun
12:00–13:03
WHEN THE SNOW MELTS
Directed by Alexey Golovkov
Russia/ 2021
Runtime: 61 min
Two people. Two different worlds. He is a hermit and a reindeer herder. His home is the taiga and the snowy mountains. He depends only on himself, for his life is absolute freedom. She is a resident of Rome. She devotes almost all her time to her work and only occasionally travels to Italy. Their worlds are so different that it seems as if nothing can be common between them. But they both know how quickly life changes.


15 Jun
13:00–20:00
Dostoyevsky Literary Memorial Museum
Dostoyevsky Literary Memorial Museum, 5/2, Kuznechny Pereulok
The Dostoyevsky Literary Memorial Museum is one of the six museums dedicated to Dostoyevsky in St. Petersburg. It is located in Kuznechny Pereulok, where the writer lived for a short time in 1846, and then spent the latter years of his life.

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15 Jun
13:00–20:00
Sheremetev Palace – Museum of Music
St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music, 34, Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki
The Fountain House is one of St. Petersburg’s most interesting sights, with a history going almost as far back as the city itself. The palace of the noble Sheremetev family, built on a vast plot between the Fontanka River Embankment and Liteyny Prospekt, was known as the Fountain House since the 18th century. Savva Chevakinsky was one of the main architects who worked on the building. It is possible that the design of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli was used during construction. Over the centuries, a number of eminent architects were employed to work on the interiors of the palace and manor buildings, including Fyodor Argunov, Ivan Starov, Andrey Voronikhin, Giacomo Quarenghi, Christian Meyer, Domenico Quadri, Geronimo Corsini, Nicholas Benois, and Alexey Serebryakov. In the Sheremetev family’s time, the Fountain House was a centre for high society in St. Petersburg, welcoming a host of outstanding musicians as well as cultural and scientific figures. The Sheremetev Palace Choir Chapel, built to accompany worship services in the house church, was famed not only in Russia, but also in Europe.

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15 Jun
13:00–20:00
Theatre Museum
St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music, 2A, Ulitsa Zodchego Rossi
The St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatrical and Musical Art was Russia’s first ever museum dedicated to the history of Russian theatre. Its collection is made up of 450,000 exhibits covering the history of drama, opera and ballet in Russia

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15 Jun
13:00–20:00
Rimsky-Korsakov Apartment Museum
St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music, 28, Zagorodny Prospekt, Annex in the yard
The Rimsky-Korsakov Apartment Museum in St. Petersburg is dedicated to the life and work of the famous composer. It is a branch of the St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music.

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15 Jun
13:00–20:00
Samoylov Family Museum
St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music, 8, Stremyannaya Ulitsa
The Memorial Museum of the Samoylov family of actors is an apartment museum in St. Petersburg and a branch of the St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music. Three halls in the museum are dedicated to the Samoylov dynasty itself. A range of portraits and photographs of members of the dynasty are on display in the Memorial Drawing Room. Visitors can also view the Samoylov family tree made by the artist Alexandre Benois.

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15 Jun
13:15–14:15
HEARING THE GRASS GROW
HEARING THE GRASS GROW
Directed by Angelika Dolinina
Russia (Arctic Bridge Media Centre, Siberian Federal University) / 2013
Runtime: 54 min

Hearing the Grass Grow tells the story of the Arctic Floating University expedition that took place in July 2013. The film is based on expedition diaries. The authors paid special attention to the geography of the voyage, creating a detailed graphic map, recreating in great detail the islands and archipelagos that the expedition team managed to visit on the voyage. “Hearing how the grass grows!” is a phrase that really does justice to the unique beauty of the blooming Arctic tundra.


15 Jun
14:30–15:30
GESLO. A DISAPPEARED EXPEDITION 12+
GESLO. A DISAPPEARED EXPEDITION 12+

Directed by Vladimir Nepevnyi
Russia/ 2015
Runtime: 60 min

GESLO – this five-letter acronym encapsulates one of the most vivid and secretive pages in the history of the Russian Arctic. The Hydrographic Expedition of the Arctic Ocean, carried out in the early twentieth century from 1910 to 1915, made the last great geographical discovery: the Northern Land (then the Land of Emperor Nicholas II), plus the first passage by the Northern Sea Route from East to West, from Vladivostok to Arkhangelsk, wintering at Cape Chelyuskin. In Soviet times, the history of this expedition was suppressed or falsified. The film is based on unique archival material: the participant’s diaries.

SPECIAL PRIZE FROM THE RUSSIAN ARCTIC NATIONAL PARK: FOR AN HONEST LOOK AT THE ARCTIC
Participant of the 1st IFFAC ARCTIC OPEN 2017


15 Jun
15:00–19:00
The Eliseevs Merchant House
The Eliseevs Merchant House, 56, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg
The Eliseevs Merchant House is the first museum dedicated to the history of the famous Eliseev merchant dynasty in St. Petersburg. We offer a tour entitled "The Secrets of the Eliseevs Merchant House". Excursionists get to visit the locations which are inaccessible for ordinary visitors of the store. In particular, the director's office, the first floor interior balcony, the museum exhibition, and get to go behind the counter in the trade hall. Museum website: eliseevsmuseum.ru
Guests can get some tea, lunch, or dinner in the store if they wish so (payable separately on site).

Admission by badge for all SPIEF participants. Pre-registration by phone +7 (962) 684 2266 is required, places are limited. The programme is available for groups of up to 20 people.


15 Jun
15:45–16:30
RUSSIAN ANTARCTICA. THE STORY CONTINUES…
RUSSIAN ANTARCTICA. THE STORY CONTINUES…

Directed by Anna Golikova, written by Alexander Ilyin
Russia/ 2021
Runtime: 45 min

A film dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by the First Russian Antarctic Expedition led by Faddey Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev.
The movie covers the trials and tribulations endured by sailors of the Russian fleet in that distant era of geographical discoveries. It also talks about testing the will and courage of today's cadets, which shows the succession of marine generations of the Russian fleet. They gained unique skills in steering a sailing ship and being on the high seas.

Participant in the 5th IFFAC ARCTIC OPEN 2021


15 Jun
16:00–17:00
Tours of the Main Building
Russian Geographical Society headquarters, 10A, Pereulok Grivtsova
Tours of the main building and an exhibition of unique items from the collection of the Museum of the Russian Geographical Society for SPIEF participants. The Russian Geographical Society will exhibit items from its archives, including those related to the first census in the Russian Empire, specially for SPIEF participants and guests. There will also be tours of the main building of the oldest public organization in Russia. Visitors will learn about the history of the Society, its historical building, and the activities of the Russian Geographical Society today.

Advance registration required via the personal web office. Access to the event will be by participant badge. Please note that the number of places is limited.


15 Jun
16:00–17:00
Excursions of the Presidential library
Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, 3A, Senatskaya Ploshchad
The Presidential Library is the Russia’s largest national electronic repository of digital copies of documents on the history of Russian statehood, as well as cultural, educational, scientific centre with the status of the national library of Russia. You will have the opportunity to learn about the history and architecture of the Synod building, constructed in the 19th century by an outstanding architect Carlo Rossi.
You can explore the electronic collection “Russian State and Economy”, which contains rare publications and documents. During SPIEF’22, the library hosts exhibitions about Peter the Great marking his 350th birth anniversary. They are
devoted to the economic reforms of the emperor,
which transformed Russia and influenced the development of industry, shipbuilding, construction, and trade. The excursions are in Russian and English.

Access with participant badge. Interested Forum participants must register in advance though the personal web office. The number of invitations is limited.


15 Jun
16:00–20:00
Manuscript Treasures of the East on the Banks of the Neva
Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 18, Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya
The exhibition showcases magnificent Oriental manuscripts. The collection of Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Science is one of the largest in the world and the biggest in Russia, and comprises over 115,000 exhibits in 65 dead and living languages. The unique collection is housed in the sumptuous interiors of the Novo-Mikhailovsky Palace – a striking example of nineteenth century palace architecture.

Admission by badge


15 Jun
17:30–18:30
Tours of the Main Building
Russian Geographical Society headquarters, 10A, Pereulok Grivtsova
Tours of the main building and an exhibition of unique items from the collection of the Museum of the Russian Geographical Society for SPIEF participants. The Russian Geographical Society will exhibit items from its archives, including those related to the first census in the Russian Empire, specially for SPIEF participants and guests. There will also be tours of the main building of the oldest public organization in Russia. Visitors will learn about the history of the Society, its historical building, and the activities of the Russian Geographical Society today.

Advance registration required via the personal web office. Access to the event will be by participant badge. Please note that the number of places is limited.


15 Jun
19:00–20:00
Excursions of the Presidential library
Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, 3A, Senatskaya Ploshchad
The Presidential Library is the Russia’s largest national electronic repository of digital copies of documents on the history of Russian statehood, as well as cultural, educational, scientific centre with the status of the national library of Russia. You will have the opportunity to learn about the history and architecture of the Synod building, constructed in the 19th century by an outstanding architect Carlo Rossi.
You can explore the electronic collection “Russian State and Economy”, which contains rare publications and documents. During SPIEF’22, the library hosts exhibitions about Peter the Great marking his 350th birth anniversary. They are
devoted to the economic reforms of the emperor,
which transformed Russia and influenced the development of industry, shipbuilding, construction, and trade. The excursions are in Russian and English.

Access with participant badge. Interested Forum participants must register in advance though the personal web office. The number of invitations is limited.


15 Jun
20:00–21:30
Symphonic concert
Shostakovich St. Petersburg State Academic Philharmonia, Grand Hall, 2, Mikhailovskaya Ulitsa
A concert by the Academic Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by People's Artist of the USSR Vladimir Fedoseyev, and featuring symphonies No. 1 and No. 6 (Pathétique) by Tchaikovsky.


Tickets to be booked by participants separately