During the month, the Saint Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development was accepting applications for inclusion in the largest information publication about the cultural, business and leisure life of St. Petersburg. The unified calendar annually publishes data indicating the date and location of city events in order to guide residents and guests of the city in the stream of planned events. The publication is also useful for business representatives: it provides information which helps to plan financial and economic activities, based on the specifics of participation in each event.
The list of the brightest and most attractive events make their way into the "TOP-20" section. The selection to this group is made by an expert commission, which was formed of highly qualified specialists in the field of Decorative and Applied Art, design and fine art experts, ethnographers, museum workers, representatives of cultural and educational institutions, state executive bodies of St. Petersburg, artists' associations, foundations and associations, specialists of the tourism industry of St. Petersburg. Among the members of the working group are such recognized experts as Veronika Strizhak, journalist, TV presenter, public figure and ambassador of St. Petersburg, Olga Khomova, the general director of St Petersburg's State Academic Capella, Ekaterina Shadskaya, Director of the North-West Regional Branch of the Russian Union of Tourist Industry, Marina Lipetskaya, Director of the Center for Strategic Research “North-West” Foundation, Vladimir Gronsky, director of the State Memorial Museum of A.V. Suvorov.
To get familiar with the events selected for the TOP-20 section for 2021, please follow the link: https://visit-petersburg.ru/ru/calendar/
In the near future the electronic version of the Calendar will be published on the official city tourist website “Visit Petersburg”. In 2020, the Unified St. Petersburg Events Calendar was awarded the Grand Prix in the nomination "Best Regional Calendar of Tourist Events" of the National Award "Russian Event Awards 2020" in the field of event tourism.