Versailles is hosting a Saint Petersburg festival entitled Saint Petersburg Turns 300. Versailles Celebrates 300 Years throughout October, according to the Saint Petersburg press service. The program includes conferences and colloquiums devoted to literature, paintings, architecture, music and the history of Saint Petersburg. Versailles will also host theatrical productions, concerts, readings of Russian literatures, exhibitions and demonstrations of films by Nikita Mikhailkov, Alexander Sokurov, Andrei Mikhailkov-Konchalovsky and others.
Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev presented a map in which Russia takes the entire territory of the former Ukraine