The image of Russia in Balkan media during the pandemic will be discussed at an online conferences at the Gorchakov Fund

19 May 2020

On May 21, the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund will hold online discussion “The Image of Russia in Balkan Media during the Pandemic”.

While at the virtual roundtable, we will talk about the situation around the coronavirus in the Balkans from the perspective of the media. Is the epidemiological situation under control in the countries of the region? What measures have been taken to provide stability in different areas? Who have the Balkan governments ask for help in the current difficult situation and what results have been achieved? How strong is the anti-Russian propaganda in the region during the pandemic? Is normalization of relations between the West and the East at the time of the humanitarian crisis a possibility and what stance do the Balkan countries take on that issue?

The following speakers will present during the discussion:

  1. Igor Damyanovich, a correspondent of portal www.balkanist.ru in Montenegro;

  2. Anna Lyatsu, Head of the English Department at the Institute for Social Sciences at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration;

  3. Darko Todorovski, international economic analyst, military and defense analyst;

  4. Andrei Csvijanovic, correspondent of portal “Novi Standard”;

  5. Vyacheslav Charsky, deputy editor-in-chief of portal “Russia Beyond”, member of the Gorchakov Club.

A discussion will follow the presentations made by the speakers.

The discussion will begin at 4:00 pm Moscow time on Thursday via Zoom. In order to participate, please do the following:

  1. download Zoom on your phone/iPad/computer;

  2. register on Zoom (this step is required to attend the video conference);

  3. register for the discussion by completing a registration form on TimePad (the link is below);

  4. check settings of your camera and microphone for full-format participation in the event.

Before the beginning of the discussion each participant will receive an invitation to attend with a link to access the conference. In order to join the discussion, you can also use an ID number of the conference – a 10-digit number.

Duration of the event – up to 2 hours.

Working language of the event is Russian (without interpretation).

Registration is required and available here



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