In 2022, the Roscongress Foundation continued to develop the cultural
components of its major congress, exhibition and business events.
For example, the Festival of Culture of the St Petersburg International
Economic Forum was once again held under the St. Petersburg Seasons brand. The
programme brought together more than 50 events, including the citys theatrical
offerings, permanent and temporary exhibitions in museums, palaces, and park
In addition, in the outgoing year the Eastern Economic Forum premiered
its cultural festival under a new brand name the Vladivostok Seasons. The
festival included concerts on the Mariinsky Theatres Primorsky Stage and on
the citys central square, and special exhibitions dedicated to the Russian Far
East and Arctic exploration.
Special attention in Vladivostok was given to the Far East Street
exhibition, one of the key events of the EEF 2022 cultural programme. Concerts
by creative groups from the Far East regions were held daily on the
exhibitions central stage. An opening ceremony for the House of the Tiger was
The Roscongress Foundation organized and held a specialized visiting
session entitled Eurasian and Middle Eastern Cultural Code: International
Cultural Events as Epicentres of Event Tourism. The session featured
international experts and was held as part of Values and Opportunities of a
Multipolar World International Conference. Together with the Bridge of Arts
Foundation an evening event in Dubai was organized, that included an opera
performance for the Dresden Ball conference participants.
The Foundation continues its cooperation with the Association of Folk
Arts and Crafts. In 2022, as part of the Baikal Mile project, the Foundation
and the Association of Folk Arts and Crafts prepared special routes to visit
folk crafts enterprises in various Russian cities.
addition, in partnership with NHP enterprises, The World Through Our Eyes a
travel blog was filmed. Also, a new
series of travel-blog about Altai was published to coincide with the Altai
Ecological Forum. The World Through Our Eyes videos are broadcast on Sapsan
trains of Russian Railways and on various digital platforms across Russia.
development of existing brands is planned for 2023, as well as introduction of
new themed events to cultural programmes. For example, preparations are already
underway for the first Russian Fashion and Design Industry Forum, in
partnership with the Kosygin Russian State University and the Russian Union of
will bring together professionals from apparel industry, industrial design,
retail, government and business. In cooperation with Kosygin University,
competitions for young fashion and design professionals will be established and