Vladimir Putin took part in the plenary session of the 9th St Petersburg International Cultural Forum – the Forum of United Cultures.

The forum’s organisers include the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Culture, and the St Petersburg city government. Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova is the head of the Organising Committee.

After the end of the plenary session, Vladimir Putin visited the halls of the eastern wing of the General Staff building that is part of the exposition complex of the State Hermitage Museum.