VII Diplomatic Seminar. The third day. A visit to the State Duma and the Evening of Memories.

08 May 2015

VII Diplomatic Seminar of young professionals finished its work in Moscow on May 8. Participants of the forum visited the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, where an unexpected meeting took place.

The guests of Moscow were hosted by one of the most respected Russian parliamentarians, leader of the LDPR party Vladimir Zhirinovsky. A conversation about the conflict of civilizations and millenary confrontation between the West and the East was live and emotional.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky shared his opinion about integrations processes taking place on the post-Soviet space. He believes that it is inappropriate to talk about some “point of no return” – any conflicts can be resolved sooner or later.

The discussion about the modern policy of Russia on the post-Soviet space was continued within the walls of the Lower House with member of Committee on the CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Robert Shlegel. He noted the role of parliamentary diplomacy, which presents new opportunities for establishing international contacts in the field of conflict resolution every year.

The participants of the Diplomatic Seminar offered the parliamentarian to exchange opinions about why the speed of integration processes in a civil society lags behind the speed of counter movement of elites. Robert Shlegel believes that in this regards popularization of the opportunities presented to people by the Eurasian Union is important.


According to him, it is necessary to create a new parliamentary dimension on the integratable space.

The program of the seminar was crowned by the Evening of Memories. Member of the Academy of Military Sciences, Professor of the Military University under the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Yuri Rubtsov told the guests of Moscow about little-known pages of the history of the Great Patriotic War and the deed of the millions of Soviet people.

The participants of the seminar also shared their family stories. A recorded letter – military songs brought by a fellow countryman Fedor Afanasov from his grandfather, a 95-year old veteran in Romania - has become a touching moment

The Diplomatic Seminar was traditionally completed by awarding diplomas.