Cultural Capital of the Year - Programme - St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum

Cultural Capital of the Year

General Staff Building 6/8 Palace sq., St. Petersburg

The Cultural Capitals competition began in 2023 and annually takes place in Russia. During the event, a prestigious title is awarded to one city in the country by a panel of experts. Nikolay Novichok, the Organizing Committee Chairman, will present the awards and provide information about the participating and winning cities. Representatives of Governments of the Nizhny Novgorod Region and the Chechen Republic will also be in attendance.


  • Mamed Madayev, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Chechen Republic (Russia);
  • Natalia Sukhanova, мMinister of Culture of the Nizhny Novgorod Region (Russia).

Moderator: Nikolay Novichkov, Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Cultural Capital of the Year Competition.