Finalists of the contest of research papers by students on the topics of the Balkan region have been selected

27 December 2017

The first stage of the international contest of academic research papers by students on the topics of the Balkan region “Russia and the Balkans: How a Personality Makes History” has been completed. The contest was organized by the Primakov Center for Foreign Policy Cooperation and the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.

The expert panel selected 12 winners, which include representatives of the Russian Federation, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine:

  1. Vladislav Andreyev, St. Petersburg (North-West Institute of Management of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration), “The Role of Personality of Sava Vladislavich-Raguzinsky in the History of Russia”;

  2. Victoria Arutyunyan, Lipetsk (Financial University under the Government of the Russia Federation), “The Balkan Problem Before and Now: What would have Raguzinsky Said?”;

  3. Ulyana Bezhenar, St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg State University), “Contribution by the “South Slavic” Pupil of the Peter’s Nest into Development of the Balkan Policy of Russia and the Liberation Struggle of the Slavic Nations against the Turkish Depression in the 18th Century”;

  4. Yelizaveta Bliznyukova, Volgograd (Volgograd State University), “Historical Discoveries: Sava Lukich Vladislavich-Raguzinsky: Strengthening and Development of the Russian Sovereignty, Spiritual Unity of the Slavic Nations”;

  5. Bogdan Vasilenko, Donetsk (Donetsk National University), “Russia and the Balkans: How a Personality Makes History (Using the Example of Sava Vladislavich-Raguzinsky);

  6. Kristina Denisenko, Moscow (Lomonosov Moscow State University), “Contribution by Sava Lukich Vladislavich-Raguzinsky into the History: a Perspective through the Prism of Modern Age”;

  7. Daria Kazarenko, Donetsk (Donetsk National University), “The Balkan Sons of Russia”;

  8. Arina Lemzyakova, Belgorod (Belgorod State National Research University), “The Cultural and Political Dialogue between Russia and the Balkans through the Prism of Comics Artists of Yugoslavia in the 1st Half of the 21st Century”;

  9. Eric Nuroyan, Irkutsk (Baikal State University), “The Butterfly Effect Serbian Style: Work of Sava Vladislavich-Raguzinsky and Consequences of the Kyuakhta Treaty”;

  10. Tatyana Popadyeva, Moscow (Moscow State Institute of International Relations) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, “Sava Vladislavich-Raguzinsky: Beginning of the Balkan Aspect in the Foreign Policy of Russia”;

  11. Daria Rybakova, Yekaterinburg (Ural State University of Economics), “Russian Emigration in the Fight against Fascism”;

  12. Eduard Tarakhchyan, Charentsavan (Russian-Armenian University), “History of Relations between Russia and Serbia: Life of G.A. Emmanuel as a Remarkable Example of Serbian Involvement in the History of Russia”.

The conference will take place in Moscow on January 26, 2018. The goal is to build a dialogue between students and top instructors of the scientific and academic community. The agenda of the event includes a presentation of results of the academic research papers by the participants, evaluation of the papers by the experts, a discussion about the current state of affairs on the Balkan Peninsula and a lecture by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Serbia to Russia Slavenko Terzic.

Two winners will be selected based on the results of the conference.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone for participation!