The Russian Spiritual and Cultural Center in Paris will begin working normally without an official opening ceremony, Mikhail Shvydkoy, the Russian president's special representative on international cultural cooperation, told Interfax.
"It will be working normally, an official opening ceremony will take
place when there is an official delegation. It is normal, such things
happen, too. The center will be working, just the official opening
ceremony will be postponed," he said.
Shvydkoy did not specify the exact date of the opening.
It was reported on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had
cancelled his visit to Paris, which had been scheduled for October 19.
Russian presidential press officer Dmitry Peskov said Russia will wait
for this comfortable time and the president (Vladimir Putin) will again
consider the possibility of paying such a visit in the event that such
an issue is on the agenda.
Shvydkoy said the exhibit entitled 'Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin
Collection, Hermitage Museum - Pushkin Museum' will open at the Louis
Vuitton Foundation on October 20 and will last until February 20, 2017.