The Gorchakov Fund is taking part in a forum ”Russian Caucasus – 2016” in Pyatigorsk

02 December 2016

The 4th International Political Science Forum “Russian Caucasus – 2016” is taking place in Pyatigorsk at the initiative of the Federal Agency for Nationality Affairs and the Russian Ministry for North Caucasus Affairs.


The conference has brought together over 350 participants. Among them are heads and ministers of nationalities policy of the regions of North Caucasus Federal District, scientists, religious leaders, representatives of public organizations and experts.


The participants of the forum will discuss current issues of cross-border cooperation of the countries of the Caspian Basin, priorities of social and economic development and approaches to implementation of the state’s nationalities policy in North Caucasus.


Topics of the discussion include creation of the image of North Caucasus in federal and international media, effective implementation of the state’s nationalities policy and the role of institutions of civil society in this process, prevention of extremism based on national and religious reasons, mentoring and education of the youth.


Deputy Executive Director of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Roman Grishenin is participating in the conference. He has made a presentation at one of the plenary sessions “New Trends of International (Cross-Border) Cooperation. Russian Caucasus as an Important Element of “Soft Power” of the Russian Federation”.

Sessions of the political science school Caspiy are also taking place within the framework of the forum at the premises of Pyatigorsk State University.