May 31, 2017, a gala reception of VTB Bank was held at the Headquarters of Hermitage Museum as part of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum. The event was divided into 2 parts. At first, Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov performed with orchestra within the classical format. In the second part of the night,EvgenyMargulis and Alexey Kortnev performed as a club concert. The Director of State Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky, VTB President and Chairman Andrei Kostin, as well as St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko addressed the guests.Lev Chitkov was an entertainer for the first part of the show and addressed the audience in both Russian and English.