Russia: Putin welcomes International Cultural Forum in St. Petersburg

18 ноября 2017 г. 0:48

Russian President Vladimir Putin greeted participants and guests of the International Cultural Forum in Saint Petersburg on Friday. In his opening remarks, Putin said, «For the sixth time, the creative leaders of many countries are gathering in St. Petersburg to discuss current issues of art, education, preservation of historical and cultural heritage, share their ideas and define new vectors for the development of humanitarian cooperation.» According to the Russian leader, «culture and education is the answer to the challenges posed by barbarism, intolerance and aggressive radicalism that threaten our civilization.» The Sixth Saint-Petersburg International Cultural Forum takes place between November 16 and 18 attracting over 30,000 participants from different countries.

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