The anniversary Diplomatic Seminar continues in Sevastopol

07 June 2017

On June 7, delegates of the X Diplomatic Seminar, organized by the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, got together in Sevastopol.


It was the first visit to the peninsula for many participants. Those, who had been to Crimea before, could notice changes, which had happened here over the past years.


The first working day in the hero-city began at Sevastopol State University. After anthems of the Russian Federation and Sevastopol were played in the auditorium, acting Rector of the university Vladimir Nechayev addressed the participants with a lecture. He dedicated his presentation to global challenges, such as ecological demographic problems, multiculturalism, and increase of conflict intensity.


According to Vladimir Nechayev, “Sevastopol is a place where the history is happening and events that take place here in the coming decades, will have a global meaning”.


In his turn, Deputy Head of Administration for Youth Affairs and Sport of Sevastopol Sergey Reznichenko urged the attendees of the Diplomatic Seminar to cooperate and implement projects together.


The program was continued by presentations made by the participants of the forum. Director of Center “Development of Public Diplomacy” Alexander Nemtsov presented international project “Russian School of Politics”.


The discussion was continued by students of Sevastopol State University. They covered issues of cultural integration of Crimean Tatars, the Greek project and problems related to development of entrepreneurship in Crimea.


The presentations of the participants were dedicated to both foreign affairs – a factor of PRC in Latin America, a position of the Kyrgyz Republic in the world – and youth policy and public diplomacy. The speakers moved beyond theses and slides demonstration, the presentations also included poems by modern poets.


Cultural cooperation and projects implemented together with the Gorchakov Fund and Rossotrudnichestvo (for example, the Vlasin Forum and Eurasian Civil Youth Forum) were especially emphasized during the presentations and the discussions.


The program of the day ended with a tour of the ancient town of Chersonesus, which is related to the most important part of the Russian history.

Text by Daria Andreyeva.