Aug 12, 2019 10:33 AM

EEF 2019 Cultural Programme: Botticelli Painting, Open-Air Cinema and the ‘Far East Street’ Exhibition

Guest and participants of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum, which will take place in Vladivostok on 4–6 September, will have a chance to enjoy a diverse cultural and sightseeing programme. 


“This year marks the anniversary of the Eastern Economic Forum. Starting from the very first Forum, apart from establishing business cooperation, one of its goals was introducing the guests and participants to the charm of the Far East, its history and cultural diversity. An eventful programme contributes to the expansion of humanitarian interaction and cultural integration between countries of the Asia-Pacific region,” says Anton Kobyakov, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation and the Executive Secretary of the Eastern Economic Forum’s Organizing Committee. 

EEF guests will have a chance to visit the leading museums of Vladivostok, as well as the Primorsky Aquarium. At the Primorye State Art Gallery, apart from the permanent exhibition ‘Russian art of the 16th – early 20th centuries’, one can enjoy an exhibition of antique jewellery ‘Matron’s jewel box. Roman jewels from the State Hermitage collection’. The exhibition presents rare items: earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces of the era. Besides that, a masterpiece of Fyodor Reshetnikov, ‘Low Marks Again’ from the State Tretyakov Gallery’s collection will be on display. 

At the Eastern Economic Forum, a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli, ‘Madonna della Loggia’ from the collection of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence will be brought to Russia for the first time. On 3–5 September the painting will be displayed at the Forum venue, and starting from 8 September the masterpiece will be available to all visitors of the Primorye State Art Gallery.

The concert and theatre section of the programme includes Don Quixote ballet and the Gala concert of the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition prize-winners from the Asia-Pacific region, which will take place on the Primorsky stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. On 6 September the venue will host the grand opening of the Indian Culture Days in Russia. In addition, the Primorye Regional Philharmonic will present the new ‘Broadway vs Hollywood’ show programme where pop singers are going to perform some of the well-known hits. 

Vladivostok’s Sportivnaya Naberezhnaya will host the 2nd Festival of Cultures and Arts ‘Constellation of the Far East’. As part of the event, ‘Peace Days in the Pacific’ Festival dedicated to the end of the Second World War will be held on 5 September. On 6–7 September, leading performance groups of the Far Eastern regions will entertain the residents and guests of the city. On 8 September, a charity event and concert ‘Ice Cream Day’ organized by Podari Zhizn charity foundation will be held. Proceeds will be used to provide care for children with oncological diseases. 

One of the key events of the cultural programme will be the ‘Far East Street’ exhibition, where 11 regions of the Far East will present their potential and achievements in economics, culture and tourism. The exhibition will also feature the Open-Air Cinema venue, which will showcase Russian films and cartoons released between 2017 and 2019, as well as the best short films of the Koroche Festival. Indian Cinema Night will take place at the same venue on 6 September. 

On 3–6 September, the ‘Far East Street’ will be open for EEF guests and participants; 7 September is the social day for large families, pensioners, veterans and representatives of youth organizations; on 8 September exhibition will be open to all visitors. 

More details about the Forum’s cultural programme is available at the official website:

Reference Information

The Eastern Economic Forum

The Eastern Economic Forum is held annually with the objective of facilitating the accelerated development of the Russian Far East’s economy and expanding international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region in accordance with the Executive order of the President of the Russian Federation No. 250 of 19 May 2015.

The 2019 Eastern Economic Forum will be held in Vladivostok from 4–6 September. Far Eastern Federal University’s (FEFU) campus on Russkiy Ostrov will serve as the forum’s venue.

The Official EEF Site:

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, exhibitions, and public events.

The Roscongress Foundation was founded in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

The Foundation’s events draw more than 80,000 participants each year from 203 countries, with more than 10,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 2,500 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with economic partners from 93 countries worldwide.

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