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An international conference sponsored by the Gorchakov Fund continues in Budapest

06 july

An international conference sponsored by the Gorchakov Fund continues in Budapest

On July 6, a conference of Central European Institute of International Relations, dedicated to development of relations between Russia and countries of the Visegrad Group, continues in Budapest. The event is being held with the support of the Gorchakov Fund.


Scientists from Russia, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic are participating in the project “Relations between Russia and the Visegard Countries in Media Images and in the Mirror of Reality”.

 

Director of Central European Institute of International Relations Lyubov Shishelina urged the experts not to be afraid of analyzing the present and drawing conclusions, which may not coincide with the established views.

 

A co-organizer from the Hungarian side - Deputy Director of the Institute of History in Hungary Attila Pok - dedicated her speech to influence of stereotypes on the relations between Russia and the Visegrad Group.

 

According to Attila Pok, a landmark moment has arrived today when old stereotypes in regards to each other can be changed in the direction of pragmatism.

 

The participants of the roundtable were also welcomed by Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy of Russia in Hungary Valery Lyakhov. During his speech, he stressed importance of research studies, which support official diplomacy.

 

The attendees will discuss different aspects of the relations between Russia and the countries of the Visegrad Group within the framework of the project: the role of history and political science, myths and reality about Europe and Eurasia, Russian capital in Europe and European capital in Russia, and the policy of the Eastern Partnership.


A full text of the article in Russian can be found here

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