The best diplomat will be selected among secondary school students in Yakutsk with the support of the Gorchakov Fund

20 March 2017

On March 20, a final stage of the XI Republican Contest “Future Diplomat-2017” will begin in Yakutsk. The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund is a co-organizer of the even for the third time.


The Representative Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia in Yakutsk with administrative support of the Department for External Affairs of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the Ministry of Science of the republic came forward with an initiative of holding the  most prestigious contest in the Republic of Sakha, which promotes popularization of the foreign policy of Russia, draws attention of the younger generation to the issues of foreign affairs and foreign service, and has a positive effect on patriotic upbringing and career guidance of secondary school students.


This year, 7th and 8th grade students from secondary schools and gymnasiums of the republic are competing for the main prize. Over 400 students from all the regions of the Sakha Republic tried their hand in municipal and zonal stages of the contest. 56 contenders were able to make it into the finals.


At this stage, future diplomats will have to prove themselves during essay defense, debates and a speech. Also, lectures on international topics, interactive games “UN Model” and “SCO Model” are planned to be held in the finals.

One of the winners of the contest will receive a special prize – an invitation to participate in one of research and educational programs of the Gorchakov Fund.