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  • December 16, 2015

    Global Threats and the “Russian” Recipe

    From the speech given by Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage, Head of the Museums Section at the Forum, at the concluding plenary session on 16 December 2015

  • December 14, 2015

    On the Sacredness of Culture

    Culture has its own sacredness and sacred territory, which needs to be protected. That idea gave birth to UNESCO, first as a club of high intellectuals, then as a mechanism for defending the rights of the deprived and forgotten, as a means for the interaction of cultures.