Russia assumed the G20 presidency for the first time on December 1, 2012. The G20 is the leading international cooperation forum, focusing on the most important international economic and financial issues. The G20 Leaders' Summit, to be held in St. Petersburg on September 5-6, 2013, will be the main G20 event of 2013.
The vivid and dynamic design of the official logo of Russia's G20 presidency is rooted in the traditions of Russian avant-garde art, pioneered by the great Russian artists Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich - a proud period in the country's rich historical and cultural heritage.
This is fitting as the avant-garde movement was born about a century ago in St. Petersburg, the host city of the G20 Leaders' Summit.
The logo's colors are the colors of the Russian flag, while its graphic element is an expression of will, progress, transformation, a commitment to innovation, candor, and bold ideas - the values personified by the Group of Twenty. The combination of logo elements, with various shapes and colors coexisting harmoniously in one space, is also a testament to a core idea behind the G20.
The G20 Leaders' Summit has its own logo as well: