To participate in the events, the delegation headed by Nikolay Bondarenko, the Vice-Governor of Saint Petersburg, will visit the capital of Estonia. The delegation will include representatives of the Housing Committee, the Committee for Culture of Saint Petersburg, the Committee for Education, the Committee for Nature Use, Environmental Protection and Environmental Safety, as well as the senior staff of the Directorate for Protected Areas of Saint Petersburg and the Garden and Architectural Vocational School.
The events are organized as part of implementation of the cooperation agreement between Saint Petersburg and Tallinn.
During the visit there will be held working meetings with the Vice-Governor of Saint Petersburg N.L. Bondarenko and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Estonia A.M. Petrov and Vice Mayor of Tallinn acting for Mayor of Tallinn T.Aas.
Business part of the “Petersburg Meetings in Tallinn” will include round tables on topics of mutual interest (“Capital repairs of apartment blocks, including cultural heritage sites”, “Environmental issues in cities”, “Modern educational system: a variety of opportunities”).
The delegation will also lay a wreath and flowers on behalf of the Government of Saint Petersburg to the monument to the “Fallen in the Second World War”.
There will be held a meeting with representatives of Russian compatriots’ organizations in Estonia and veterans of the Great Patriotic War.
The program of cultural events will include: exhibition project of the Saint Petersburg’s State Museum of Urban Sculpture “Museum in the open air”, fine art photography exhibition “Magic Petersburg” by photographer A. Silnikov, exhibition of photographs “Karl Bulla. Photo reportage from Saint Petersburg to Revel” and gala concert of Saint Petersburg’s masters of art “Autumn Waltz”. The concert will feature: People's artist of Russia Lyudmila Senchina, Honored Artist of Russia Diana Shagayeva, laureate of international competitions Ivan Ozhogin, principal performer of the Mariinsky Theatre Grigoriy Chernetsov, artists of the music band “Ptitsa Schastya” and ballroom dance company “Zhemchuzhina”.
As Yevgeniy Grigoriev, the chairman of the Committee for External Relations of Saint Petersburg, noted, “The tradition of holding of “Petersburg meetings in Tallinn” and “Tallinn meetings in Saint Petersburg” alternately exists for almost 20 years. The first events took place in the capital of Estonia in 1999. It is gratifying that today, even in a complex foreign policy context, the partner project continues to be in demand. “Meetings” always have an integrated nature and unite specialists from different areas, contributing towards strengthening contacts between partner cities”.
More information: 576-64-78, email@example.com – Polina Vavilina, spokesperson of the Committee for External Relations of Saint-Petersburg