In 2021 the main focus of the project was on the events organized by the Russian Seasons in the Republic of Korea. 

Since October 2021, when Russian Seasons officially opened in Seoul, 10 concerts within the framework of the project have been held in 6 different cities: Seoul, Daejeon, Incheon, Gwangju, Goyang, Nowong-gu.

Three of them were streamed on the Stay Home with Russian Seasons platform and received over 500 thousand views; concerts were also streamed on Korean resources; the maximum number of Korean unique viewers reached 80 thousand.

The project was inaugurated on October 2 with a concert of the Moscow Soloists Chamber Ensemble under the direction of maestro Yuri Bashmet. The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation V.G. Osintsev and Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea Hwang Hee.

Over the next few days the musical program was presented in five more South Korean cities. The next part of the program featured recitals of the famous Russian violinist Vadim Repin to the accompaniment of the South Korean pianist Tae-Hyun Kim. The musicians presented two different programs in Seoul and Daejeon on October 17 and 18, 2021.

A month later, on November 21, Vladimir Tolstoy,  Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation on cultural issues and a descendant of Leo Tolstoy, delivered a lecture at the Hanguk University of Foreign Languages. This was followed by a landmark event – the opening of a portrait sculpture of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy at the Seoul House of Literature. Simultaneously, an exhibition of works by young artists of the St. Petersburg State Repin Academy of Fine Arts was opened.

The final chord of the Russian Seasons series of events included two unique concerts by the Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble conducted by maestro Valery Gergiev, on November 24, 2021 in the Lotte Concert Hall.

The online closing ceremony of the Russian Seasons in the Republic of Korea 2021 was held on December 30, 2021.

On December 31, Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker, which has become the most established symbol of a New Year show, was streamed on the platform of the project’s partner SMOTRIM as part of the project’s closing. Performed by students of the Vaganova Ballet Academy and Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra, The Nutcracker had been filmed a day earlier on the historical stage of the famous Mariinsky Theater.