By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijan and Russia signed a program for cooperation in the field of culture for 2017-2019 as part of the 5th St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum in Russia.
The document was inked by Azerbaijan`s First Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Vagif Aliyev and Deputy Culture Minister of the Russian Federation Alla Manilova.
The agreement covers such issues as folk art, library and museum development, prospects of bilateral cooperation in cinema, exchange of experiences between musicians, educational institutions and much more.
Azerbaijan and Russia are tied by firmly based ties, which were officially established in 1992. The cultural relations between the two countries are highly evaluated.
The year 2005 was the "Year of Azerbaijan" in Russia and 2006 was the "Year of Russia" in Azerbaijan. Two countries held 110 special cultural events during these two years.
The St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum aimed to represent positive and creative trend in policy, culture and social development as opposed to longing for destruction and chaos.