The IV International cultural forum will take place from December 14 to December 16, 2015. It is devoted to the 70 anniversary of the UNESCO organization. The baton pass ceremony of a Year of literature by a Year of the Russian cinema will take place. From organizers it is known that to a forum there will arrive more than 40 foreign Ministers of Culture, that number the CEO of UNESCO Irina Bokova. To direct sections and will conduct discussions outstanding cultural figures of Russia and foreign countries. And on Monday the president Vladimir Putin will visit plenary session which will take place in the Hermitage.
Work of a forum will be organized within twelve sections: "Theater", "Music", "Museums and exhibition projects", "Literature and reading", "Cinema", "Circus and street theater", "National creativity and non-material cultural heritage", "Ballet and dance", "Fine arts", "Preservation of cultural heritage", "Mass communications" and "Education".
On the site of organizers it is reported that "participants will become witnesses more than 250 cultural events which will take place on 82 platforms of the city. About 9 thousand people will participate in a forum. Participants will be able to visit also the III St. Petersburg international tourist forum".