The RF Ministry of culture has decided to cancel the IX St. Petersburg Cultural Forum in 2020.
The event will be held on November 11-13, 2021, a spokesperson for the forum told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.
The organizers’ top priority is the safety of the forum delegates. After consulting with the government of St. Petersburg, the Ministry of culture decided that holding the forum offline would be too risky under the current epidemiologic situation.
Holding the forum online was not considered viable. According to the Ministry, it would not be efficient and would not help reach the main targets of the event, which are open communication and free opinion exchange in the international cultural community.