FSC a Special Guest at the International Cultural Forum in St. Petersburg
Ms Andreja Rihter, Director of the International Foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures whose headquarters are in Ljubljana, and Alla Manilova, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, signed a joint statement on the special status of the Forum of Slavic Cultures at the VIII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
According to the statement, “the goal of the special programme of the FSC is to ensure the most comprehensive and illustrative presentation of the FSC through discussions and the cultural programme that includes numerous events in the frame of the institution's anniversary.” “It is a great honour for the FSC to be the first institution whose programme is in focus of this event,” said Ms Andreja Rihter, FSC Director, upon signing the statement in the Russian capital, explaining that until then the focus had been on individual countries. Alla Manilova, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, added: “Last year I put forward an initiative to give the FSC a special status at the International Cultural Forum in St. Petersburg. I am very happy that Andreja Rihter accepted the challenge and took on this important assignment with such enthusiasm. Many countries wish to obtain this status. We are convinced this is because it has a lot to offer.”