The Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and VIS Group have signed a public-private partnership agreement on the financing, design, creation and maintenance of an integrated building of the State Philharmonic and the Arctic Center for Epic Literature and the Arts in Yakutsk. The ceremony was held as part of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. The document was signed by the Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Aisen Nikolaev and member of the Board of Directors of the VIS Group Sergey Romashov.
The project, which entails the creation of a single cluster comprising the Philharmonic, the Center for Epic Literature, two national theaters, is unique cultural and architectural project to be implemented in permafrost. There are no facilities in terms of scale and equipment in the northern latitudes in Russia and the entire world.