Festival of Culture


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14 –19 June 2022

18 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


18 Jun
10:00–17:00
Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
St. Isaac’s Cathedral, 4, Isaakievskaya Ploshchad
St. Isaac’s Cathedral ranks among the world’s tallest dome structures. It is St. Petersburg’s largest Orthodox cathedral, which is now a museum. Among other things, St. Isaac’s offers an impressive display of semiprecious stones that cover its indoor surfaces, dozens of mosaics, and over 350 outdoor sculptures.
The colonnade of St. Isaac’s is definitely a place worth visiting. Being the city’s most famous observation deck, it gives its visitors an opportunity to enjoy the view of the Neva and St. Petersburg’s historical areas.

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18 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.
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18 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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18 Jun
10:00–18:00
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.

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18 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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18 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

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18 Jun
10:00–17:30
Pavlovsk State Museum
Pavlovsk State Museum, 20, Sadovaya Ulitsa, Pavlovsk
Exhibitions:
“Antique collections of Empress Maria Feodorovna”, “English porcelain and pottery of the XVIII–XX centuries from the collection of the Pavlovsk Reserve Museum”.

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18 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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18 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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18 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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18 Jun
10:00–18:30
Museum of Glass Art
Kirov Central Park, Yelagin Island, Greenhouse Building, 4, Yelagin Ostrov
The Museum of Glass Art is part of the Yelagin Palace Museum, and boasts a unique collection of glass art. The collection is largely made up of works by the Leningrad Art Glass Factory, a leading Soviet-era institution which closed in 1996. The factory museum collection included about 7,000 items. It was saved from destruction and from being sold off thanks to the chief artist of the factory N. Goncharova; the Committee for City Property Management; the Committee for State Control, Protection and Use of Historical and Cultural Monuments; and staff of the Yelagin Palace Museum.

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18 Jun
10:00–18:00
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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18 Jun
10:00–18:00
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.

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18 Jun
10:00–18:00
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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18 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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18 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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18 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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18 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.

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18 Jun
10:00–18:30
The History of a Study (exhibition)
Kirov Central Park, Yelagin Island, Yelagin Palace, first floor, 4, Yelagin Ostrov
The History of a Study, spread out across the halls of the first floor following the restoration of Yelagin Palace, continues a series of interior exhibitions of recent years. Previous exhibitions included Artistic Decoration of Russian Residential Interiors in from the Early 19th to 20th centuries, Karelian Birch in Russia, Decorative Wood Species in Russian Furniture in the 19th Century, Lady in the Interior, and Charm of the Past (2004–2010). Visitors will have the chance to experience a retrospective of furnishings of 19th – early 20th century studies, as well as interior designs at a time when historical styles and Art Nouveau were in fashion. Notably, the Russian word for study – kabinet – has two meanings. It can mean a room for classes or doing business, or denote a piece of furniture. In Russia, studies became widespread only in the late 18th century, due to the reforms of Peter the Great; the development of sciences, arts and culture; and the construction of a new capital. Many new rooms appeared in stone buildings following the Western model, including a special room – the owner’s study for storing rarities and books. Over the years, the look and layout of the study changed rapidly in tandem with changing styles and tastes.

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18 Jun
10:00–18:30
Formal Enfilade of the Yelagin Palace (exhibition)
Kirov Central Park, Yelagin Island, Yelagin Palace, first floor, 4, Yelagin Ostrov
Thanks to the inspired work of architect Carlo Rossi, the interiors of Yelagin Palace had no equal in Russian architecture during the first quarter of the 19th century, both in terms of stylistic perfection and brilliance of execution. Documents related to the work of the architect who reconstructed the palace reveal a remarkable fact: production of interior decorations was entrusted solely to Russian factories and workshops. Contemporaries noted that the result was an exhibition of sorts, featuring works by Russia’s art industry.

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18 Jun
10:00–21:00
Sails of Kronstadt Festival
Konstantin Fort, Kronstadt
An outdoor festival that mixes sports, music, and food. The programme includes yachting races for both kids and adults, a chance to see and visit historic tall ships, reconstruction performances from Peter the Great’s time, and a show by Montgolfieri circus. All-day music line-up includes a kid’s choir, Seaside Blues, The Heart Drinkers, Vasiliy Belya, Evgeniy Lamba, Doctor Don, Proletarskoye Tango. The evening will culminate with a performance by the legendary Igor Butman. The budget-friendly food court area will feature mainstay dishes from Vologda, Vladimir, Leningrad and Novgorod regions, the Komi Republic, and certainly St. Petersburg. Younger visitors will appreciate an area with bounce houses.

The entrance is free.
Konstantin Fort. Coordinates: 59° 59′37″N 29° 42′20″E


18 Jun
10:30–18:30
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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18 Jun
10:30–18:30
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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18 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.


18 Jun
11:00–17:00
St. Isaac’s Cathedral – The Petrine Church (exhibition)
Museum of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ (Church of the Saviour on Spilt Blood), 2B, Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboedova
This exhibition will feature a range of items from various collections. It will tell the story of the first St. Isaac’s Church, built and consecrated in honour of the heavenly patron of Peter the Great.

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18 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.

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18 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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18 Jun
11:00–18:00
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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18 Jun
11:00–18:00
Forward, Time! Time, Forward! (exhibition)
State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Kirov Museum, 26–28, Kamennoostrovsky Prospekt
This exhibition at the Kirov Museum examines the accelerating pace of life in the 20th century, using the example of life in Leningrad in the 1920s and 1930s (the time of the first five-year plans, rapid urban growth, and the emergence of a new industrial powerhouse. “Forward, time! Time, forward!" is a quote from the play The Bathhouse by Vladimir Mayakovsky. These lines from The March of Time were recited by the characters before heading to the future on board a time train. Setting off from the year 1930, they head to a “commune” (communism) in 2030. Visitors to the exhibition will have the chance to step back 90 years in time and imagine themselves among the people of Leningrad dreaming together of a brighter future through communism. The exhibition’s timeline is broken down into different intervals – from centuries and decades to specific minutes and seconds that a person would experience in the accelerating pace of life in the 20th century.

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18 Jun
11:00–18:00
Naval Parades in St. Petersburg: Pages of History (exhibition)
State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress, Neva Curtain Wall
This exhibition has been organized to mark Russian Navy Day, and will provide an insight into the birth of the naval parade in St. Petersburg – a key ceremony for Russia’s navy. It will also depict the ceremonial naval reviews that took place on the Neva River over the past three centuries, and the Navy Day parade as it appears today. It will feature paintings and graphics, small sculptures, photographs, documents, weapons, military costumes, banners, model ships, and coins from the collections of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg.

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18 Jun
11:00–18:00
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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18 Jun
11:00–18:00
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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18 Jun
11:00–18:00
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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18 Jun
11:00–18:00
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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18 Jun
11:00–18:00
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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18 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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18 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.

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18 Jun
11:00–21:00
1703 St. Petersburg Art Fair
Manege Central Exhibition Hall, 1, Isaakievskaya Ploshchad
1703 St. Petersburg Art Fair is an ambitious cultural project 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 1703 Art Fair, organized by Gazprom, will give visitors the chance to join the collecting community.
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18 Jun
11:00–18:00
Glushko Museum of Space Exploration and Rocket Technology
Peter and Paul Fortress
This museum covers the history of Russian cosmonautics and rocket technology. It also casts light on the role played by scientists, engineers, and designers from St. Petersburg (Leningrad) in the development of Russian science and technology. One of the most interesting exhibits is the landing module of the Soyuz 16 spacecraft, which went into space and returned to earth in December 1974.

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18 Jun
11:00–17:00
In the Name of Peter the Great (exhibition) Marking the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great
State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress, Neva Curtain Wall
This exhibition will tell the story of the first Russian emperor and founder of St. Petersburg. It will not only view him as a real historical figure, but also examine his significance as a symbol and cultural myth. The perpetuation of memory and emergence of new interpretations of the image of Peter the Great and works associated him often arose with key anniversaries. As the image of Peter the Great took root in culture and public consciousness, so the symbolic connection between St. Petersburg and its founder also strengthened.
Various place names, along with educational, medical, cultural and scientific institutions were all named after Peter the Great. These topics will all be covered at this exhibition, which will feature sculptures, paintings, works of graphic art, works of decorative and applied art, architectural designs, and photographs from the collection of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg and partner organizations.

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18 Jun
11:00–17:00
I Love You, Peter’s Creation: New Works by Factory Artists Marking the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great
State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. John’s Ravelin
This exhibition will tell the story of Peter the Great’s reign, and how it has been depicted in various decorative and applied arts. Historical and contemporary works from the collections of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg and the Imperial Porcelain Factory will show how artists have adhered to traditions.

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18 Jun
11:00–18:00
Peter the Great: A Glance through Time (photo exhibition)
State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Museum of the St. Petersburg Avant-Garde, 10, Ulitsa Professora Popova
This exhibition is a joint initiative of the Museum of the St. Petersburg Avant-Garde and the 1001 Photos of St. Petersburg club, which brings together photographers from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, Belgorod, Vyborg, Dnipro, Kiev, Novosibirsk, Tambov, Kharkov
and other cities. The exhibition will include around 30 photographs by club members created specifically for the exhibition. The various techniques and genres on display will provide a modern perspective on the first Russian emperor.

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18 Jun
11:00–18:00
Leningrad from the Back Entrance
State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Rumyantsev Mansion, 44, Angliyskaya Naberezhnaya
This exhibition brings together about 120 paintings, graphic works and lithographs from the collection of the State Museum of the History of
St. Petersburg, depicting pre-war and post-war views of Leningrad. All in all, the exhibition will showcase the work of 22 Leningrad artists, including Alexander Vedernikov, Vladimir Grinberg, Nikolay Emelyanov, Boris Ermolaev, Nikolay Lapshin, Vyacheslav Pakulin, Alexey Pakhomov, Alexey Pochtenny, brothers Anatoly and Viktor Proshkin, Alexander Rusakov, Nikolay Tyrsa, and Yakov Shur. Visitors will gain an insight into the Leningrad landscape school of the 1930–1940s.


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18 Jun
11:00–17:00
The Russian Avant-Garde: Construction, Mechanics, and Day-to-Day Life (exhibition)
State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Engineering House, Peter and Paul Fortress
This exhibition features paintings and drawings, architectural designs, sketches and photographs of theatrical sets and costumes, textiles, porcelain, and household items from the late 1910s–1930s. Each exhibit provides an example of the glorification of industrialization and the experimentation that was taking place with new, powerful forms and shapes.

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18 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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18 Jun
13:00–15:30
Odyssey (water and circus musical)
Bolshoi State St. Petersburg Circus, 3, Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki
The world of ancient Greek myths comes to life in the circus arena, which has been transformed into an endless sea. The audience is immersed in a new reading of Homer's poem of the same name, told through the expressive means of circus, theater and operetta.
In "The Odyssey" complex circus acts are successfully combined with opera vocals, laser show and synchronized swimming. The role of the main character is performed by Alexei Konovalov, winner of international vocal competitions. The music was written by the composer Svyatoslav Melik especially for this performance, and the orchestra creates a special atmosphere, immersing the viewer in the very depths of the story.
The creators of the extravaganza sought not only to entertain the audience, but also to acquaint them with the ancient myths, as well as to touch on important themes of good and evil for everyone.

Tickets to be booked by participants separately


18 Jun
15:00–16:30
Film screenings at the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library
Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, 3A, Senatskaya Ploshchad
The multimedia hall of the Presidential Library will host:

– a screening of the documentary Egypt on the Banks of the Neva River directed by Nadezhda Danina. Thе documentary was created at the Lennauchfilm film studio in 2005. Its historical plotline is devoted to the fate comparison of two reformers on the throne: the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep IV and the Russian emperor Peter the Great. Despite the 3,000 years separating them, the author finds similar features in reforms carried out by the rulers. Mysterious stories surround Egyptian monuments and sculptures of St. Petersburg: the sphinxes on the Neva embankment, the Fountain of Witches on the Pulkovo Highway, the Egyptian Gate in Tsarskoye Selo.

– a screening of the documentary Chronicles of the Nubian Expedition. The film was created in 2021 with the support of the History of the Fatherland Foundation, directed and written by Dmitry Zavilgelsky. The film revolves around a significant period in the history of Russian archeology, the beginning of the era of Soviet and later Russian expeditions in the Middle East. It tells the story of the first expedition of the Soviet Academy of Sciences in Egypt in 1961–1963. It was a great archaeological campaign that played a significant role in the history of science. The film features interviews with the children of the archaeologists who were members of the expedition – E. A. Vinogradova, M. B. Piotrovsky, M. L. Petrova, A. O. Bolshakov. The film's scientific consultant Alexei Krol talks about the development of the archaeological research of the Nubian expedition started 60 years ago, about the excavation work of the Research Institute of Anthropology of Lomonosov Moscow State University.


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.


18 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.


18 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.


18 Jun
17:00–18:00
Film screenings at the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library
Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, 3A, Senatskaya Ploshchad
The multimedia hall of the Presidential Library will host screenings and discussions of documentaries about St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region from the Silver Necklace of Russia series.

The series was conceived to show the beauty and possibilities of Northwest Russia’s 11 regions – from Kaliningrad to Murmansk Region – as memorable and exciting destinations. The films showcase a range of unique historical and cultural monuments as well as natural landmarks, including those included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

They were produced by the staff of Peterbursky Dnevnik newspaper, who fully cover the variety of routes in each region, and talk about them. Silver Necklace of Russia takes the form of a media expedition – one which took the SeZaM-2021 prize in the Initiative of the Year category at the Media Forum of the Northwest.

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.


18 Jun
17:00–19:30
Odyssey (water and circus musical)
Bolshoi State St. Petersburg Circus, 3, Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki
The world of ancient Greek myths comes to life in the circus arena, which has been transformed into an endless sea. The audience is immersed in a new reading of Homer's poem of the same name, told through the expressive means of circus, theater and operetta.
In "The Odyssey" complex circus acts are successfully combined with opera vocals, laser show and synchronized swimming. The role of the main character is performed by Alexei Konovalov, winner of international vocal competitions. The music was written by the composer Svyatoslav Melik especially for this performance, and the orchestra creates a special atmosphere, immersing the viewer in the very depths of the story.
The creators of the extravaganza sought not only to entertain the audience, but also to acquaint them with the ancient myths, as well as to touch on important themes of good and evil for everyone.

Tickets to be booked by participants separately


18 Jun
18:00–19:30
Gala evening dedicated to the 350th anniversary of Peter the Great’s birth
The St Petersburg Mussorgsky State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Mikhailovsky Theatre, 1, Ploshchad Iskusstv
A special theatrical performance with the opera and ballet soloists from the Mikhailovsky Theatre, as well as guest stars. The performance marks the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great.

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18 Jun
19:00–22:00
Boris Eifman Dance Academy graduation concerts
3, Vvedenskaya Ulitsa, St. Petersburg
The Boris Eifman Dance Academy invites lovers of choreography to its graduation concerts. The programme will comprise three parts: the second act of La Esmeralda, choreographed by Marius Petipa (revived by Yuri Burlaka), contemporary performances, and Boris Eifman’s Musagète. The concerts will be held on 17 and 18 June 2022 at the Academy’s theatre.

The graduation concert will be an exciting journey through the centuries of development of international choreography. The performance will feature talented young dancers – future stars – many of whom have already been hired by leading Russian theatres, including the Boris Eifman Ballet Theatre, the Mariinsky and the Bolshoi Theatres.
Admission by ticket.
Tickets can be purchased independently on the website


18 Jun
19:00–20:30
Vinyl (musical)
St. Petersburg Music Hall, Main Stage, 4, Alexandrosky Park
A musical set in the era of stilyagi youth culture in Russia – a time of banned music and of young people searching for their place in life. Directed by Susanna Tsiryuk and composed by Evgeny Zagot.

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18 Jun
19:00–20:30
12 (guest production by the Centre for Theatre and Cinema under the direction of Nikita Mikhalkov)
Alexandrinsky Theatre, 6, Ploshchad Ostrovskogo
The Centre for Theatre and Cinema, led by Nikita Mikhalkov, is bringing its production of the play 12 to St. Petersburg. The performance has been arranged in cooperation with the Directorate of the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. 12 is based on the film of the same name, and was staged by Nikita Mikhalkov in collaboration with the playwrights – the Presnyakov brothers. The director’s team also included production designer Yury Kuper, composer Eduard Artemiev, and choreographers Lasha Maryhuba and Evgeny Raev. The costumes for the production were provided by Bosco di Ciliegi. The play centres around a discussion by twelve jurors of a case involving the murder by a young Chechen man of his foster father. It is a reflection on freedom, compassion, and the ability to help a complete stranger in trouble. What’s more, it offers a profound deliberation on matters that worry everyone today.

Tickets to be booked by participants separately


18 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.


18 Jun
19:00–20:30
In the Streets of New Orleans (Leningrad Dixieland conducted by Oleg Kuvaytsev)
St. Petersburg Jazz Philharmonic, 27, Zagorodny Prospekt
Leningrad Dixieland is a renowned band that has been going for over 60 years.
The band's repertoire includes traditional jazz
and original arrangements by Soviet composers.

Tickets to be booked by participants separately


18 Jun
19:00–20:30
The Count of Monte Cristo (musical)
St. Petersburg State Theatre of Musical Comedy, Main Stage, 13, Italianskaya Ulitsa
A musical by Frank Wildhorn in two acts and winner of the Golden Soffit Award. The Count of Monte Cristo centres on the young sailor Edmond Dantès, who on the day of his engagement with his beloved Mercédès, is imprisoned after being falsely accused of treason by his former friends.
He spends fourteen years in cruel confinement on an island in the Château d'If.
After his escape, the young man takes on a new name, the Count of Monte Cristo, and decides to take revenge on his enemies. The Russian version of the musical was staged by Miklós Gábor Kerényi (KERO), a long-time partner of the theatre.

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18 Jun
19:00–21:00
Viennese Classics: Haydn, Schubert. A commemoration of the great Austrian composers
St. Petersburg State Capella Choir, Main Concert Hall, 20, Naberezhnaya Reki Moiki
St. Petersburg Capella Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Chernushenko

Featuring:

Haydn
Armida: Overture
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major
Soloist: Alexander Rudin

Schubert. Symphony No. 5

Access with participant invitation. Interested Forum participants must register in advance though the personal web office. The number of invitations is limited. Registered participants should collect their ticket from the cultural programme stand in the Passage at ExpoForum


18 Jun
20:30–22:00
Premiere of the film “Peter the Great”
Premiere of the film “Peter the Great”, commissioned by Gazprom with the participation of the Admiralty Navy Band.

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