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14 –19 June 2022

19 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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19 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.

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19 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.