National project Culture received 150 million rubles in the past year. Сommunity cultural center in Samus, which stores the riverine settlement’s unique history, has been renovated. Six model municipal libraries have been created.
Community cultural centers have been constructed in Verkhneketsiy and Krivosheino districts using the regional budget. Culture and national festivals have been organized, including three fests (Ax Day, Big Amikan, Siberian Bratina) that, according to the results of national popular vote, were among top-200 events in Russia. Once again, Tomsk welcomed the tour of the Mariinsky Theater Symphony Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev and the Denis Matsuev Festival. Tomsk State Academic Symphony Orchestra gave a major concert in Kazan.