On 1-2 Oct 2011, Mr. J.P.Dutta, Under Secretary (Exports), Ministry of Textiles and Shri Vijay Mathur, Dy. Secretary General, Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) visited St. Petersburg to explore the Indian apparel export opportunities.
On 26 Sept 2011, 14-member HalarLokKala Kendra – Gujarati folk dance group performed in Theatre La Liteynom, Liteny Prospect. This programme was jointly organized by the ICCR, New Delhi and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation under the cultural exchange programme. The performance was attended by almost 500 Russians and well appreciated.
On 24 Sept 2011, the Consulate organized a lecture on “Indian Culture in the 21st Century” by Dr. Reba Som, Director, ICCR center, Kolkata. More than 60 Indologists and Russian students attended the event and interacted with Dr. Som. Dr. Reba Som is an academic, historian, writer and classical singer from India.