Italian Minister of Culture to visit Moscow on Tuesday

(AGI) Moscow, Mar 20 - Italy's Minister of Cultural Heritageand Activities Dario Franceschini is to meet his Russiancounterpart, Vladimir Medinsky, for talks in Moscow on Tuesday.The visit follows that of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Mar.5. The ministers will discuss the success of the Italian Yearof Tourism Exchange in Russia, which led to the setting up ofmore than 200 initiatives last year, and focus on new culturaland tourism collaborative ventures ahead of Expo Milano. MrFranceschini is also due to meet the directors of Russia'sleading museums. The successes of the Year of

(AGI) Moscow, Mar 20 - Italy's Minister of Cultural Heritageand Activities Dario Franceschini is to meet his Russiancounterpart, Vladimir Medinsky, for talks in Moscow on Tuesday.The visit follows that of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Mar.5. The ministers will discuss the success of the Italian Yearof Tourism Exchange in Russia, which led to the setting up ofmore than 200 initiatives last year, and focus on new culturaland tourism collaborative ventures ahead of Expo Milano. MrFranceschini is also due to meet the directors of Russia'sleading museums. The successes of the Year of Cultural Exchange(2011) and the Year of Tourism Exchange (2014) were testamentto the close social and cultural links between the twocountries, which will be further bolstered in 2015. .