Caucasus Dialogue - 2015. Day 1. Regional trends and threats to security
On December 2, the Caucasus Dialogue - 2015 opened in Pyatigorsk. Participants of the research and educational program were welcomed by Counselor to Executive Director of the Gorchakov Fund Valery Kantorov and representatives of the administration of the Institute of Services, Tourism and Design (a branch) of North Caucasus Federal University. Head of the Department for Implementation of Public Projects at the Administration of the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in North Caucasian Federation District Tatyana Shershneva read a welcome message from Plenipotentiary of the President Sergey Melikov.
The first session of the dialogue was dedicated to key trends of development of the Caucasus countries, results of 2015 and forecasts for 2016. The participants of the conference presented country reports, demonstrated excellent knowledge of the situation in the region. The presentations covered assessment of social and economic indicators and the most important national political issues in the country of a speaker, burning issues of a public and cultural life, popular topics in mass media, analysis of impact of global financial and other threats on economy of the countries in the region, ways and mechanisms to fight terrorism and principles of collective ethnic responsibility.
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