On 18 June 2013, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, went to Saint Petersburg as part of the "Missions for Growth".
In an effort to help EU businesses penetrate foreign markets, the EC organises missions to a number of countries with fast-growing economies. During his stay, Antonio Tajani paid a visit to Alla Manilova, Russian Deputy Minister for Culture. Following their meeting, they held a press conference at the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||General views of Saint Petersburg (3 shots)
||Exterior view of State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg
||Arrival of Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship
||Antonio Tajani and Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum
||Antonio Tajani and Alla Manilova, Russian Deputy Minister for Culture
||Welcoming speech by Mikhail Piotrovsky
||Soundbite by Alla Manilova (in RUSSIAN) saying that Government of the Russian Federation gave last year the competencies and responsibility for Tourism to the Ministry for Culture.
||Cutaways of the audience (2 shots)
||Alla Manilova making a speech
||Soundbite by Antonio Tajani (in ENGLISH) saying that he wants to thank the Vice-Minister, Alla Manilova for allowing them to meet in the most beautiful museum in the world, in the Hermitage; Saying that Tourism is a very precious resource (2 shots)
||Soundbite by Antonio Tajani (in ITALIAN) (2 shots)
||General view of the meeting room
||Alla Manilova and Antonio Tajani
||Cutaway of the audience