Kazakhstan Becomes the Guest State of the VI St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum

The Republic of Kazakhstan will take part in the VI St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum that will take place on 16-18 November 2017. This year Kazakhstan has achieved the status of ‘guest state’ that will emphasize once again the special relations between the two countries and will become an important step for development of mutual cultural cooperation between Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation.

The special status ‘guest state’ was established in 2016. The first guest country became the Greek Republic. This year the status has been adjudged to two countries – Kazakhstan and Japan.

The official Kazakh delegation will be headed by the Minister for Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan Arystanbek Mukhamediuly. The delegation will include the leading cultural and art workers. Among them – the director of the theatre “Astana Ballet” Valery Kuzembayev, the director of the State Concert Organization “Kazakh Concert” Askhat Mayemirov, the director of the Russian State Academic Theater for Children and Youth N. Sats Nadezhda Gorobets, the director of the State Historical-Cultural Museum-Reserve «Issyk» Gulmira Mukhtarova, the head of the Kazakh Research Institute of Culture Andrey Hazbulatov, the director of the Central State Museum Alimbai Nursan and other outstanding workers of culture.

Kazakhstan will present to the Russian audience its authentic national culture. Within the Forum there will be performances of the best artistic bands of the country.

The theatre “Astana Ballet” will bring to Russia the premiere of a one-act ballet. The ethno-folk band “Nomad” will give a performance of folk tunes that will help to get acquainted with traditional Kazakh music. The concert organized by the “Kazakhconcert” will take place with participation of Askar Makiyat and Asel Bakbergen. Within the Forum, there will be representations of Kazakh films.

The members of the delegation will also participate in the business programme. The Forum will become a stage for development of new agreements and arrangements between Russia and Kazakhstan in the area of international cultural cooperation.