Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation on Culture Vladimir Tolstoy highly praised initiatives of the Ulyanovsk region in the sphere of culture

A meeting between the heads of the foundation "Ulyanovsk - the Capital of Culture" and Vladimir Tolstoy took place in the Presidential Executive Office.

 A plan on implementation of the programme "Ulyanovsk - the UNESCO City of Literature" in the territory of the region was presented during the event. The head of the foundation Tatyana Ivshina described the programme, the main activities, how to promote the region at the federal and international levels and how to establish partnerships with the cities that also participate in the Creative Cities Network. “There are cities in our country which deserve to be a part of the UNESCO's Creative Cities Network. We are ready to share our experience, to tell everyone about this programme in order to promote it in Russia. We are also ready to participate in the International Cultural Forum in Ulyanovsk”, – Tatyana Ivshina noted.

The possibility of Vladimir Tolstoy's participation in a plenary session and expert sittings was discussed during the meeting, as well as his patronage of the forum. The Adviser to the President noted the relevance of the selected topic "Culture and Business: Creative Industries in the Modern City" and also recommended experts who will be able to provide support in preparation of the event. It is worth reminding that the main venues of the International Cultural Forum, which will take place in September 2017, will include discussions of topics connected with development of cultural environment of modern cities. As the Governor Sergey Morozov emphasized at the last forum "My Stroim Mirovoj Kreativnyj Region", development of the social and cultural sphere became one of the main vectors of the Ulyanovsk Region's development strategy.

At the end of the meeting, books, which were published within as part of the activities dedicated to the 250th Anniversary of N.M. Karamzin, were offered to Vladimir Tolstoy as a present from the Ulyanovsk region.