The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation decided to cancel the IX Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum, that was scheduled for November 11-13.
"We regret to inform you that the Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum is canceled in order to prevent the risks caused by the spread of coronavirus infection. This decision was made after series of consultations with Rospotrebnadzor, the Government of the Russian Federation, the Government of St. Petersburg and the professional community. Tremendous job has been done, and we thank everyone who took part in preparing this event. However, the safety of the Forum participants and guests is the absolute priority for us," said Olga Lyubimova, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation.