UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 celebrates the rich and diverse cultural relationship of both countries.It aims to foster cultural exchange, increase the flow of ideas and develop stronger relationships between people, institutions and governments. The scale of the programme across arts, education, language, sport and science is indicative of the ambition and aspirations of both countries and represents an ideal opportunity for the UK and Russia to engage in a range of established and new areas.
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs leads on the programme in the UK. The official media partner of UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 in the UK is Russia Beyond the Headlines.
The British Council leads on the programme the UK events in Russia
BP is the founder sponsor of the Year of Culture.