The Gorchakov Fund attended an event dedicated to the 90th birthday anniversary of Yevgeny Primakov

01 November 2019

On October 31, a commemorative event dedicated to the 90th birthday anniversary of outstanding diplomat and politician Yevgeny Primakov was organized at the Primakov Georgian-Russian Public Center in Tbilisi, informs press service of the Russian Interests Section at the Embassy of Switzerland in Georgia.

According to the source, presentation “About the Role of Primakov from the Perspective of Russian-Georgian Relations” was made to the audience. The center located in the area, where the future diplomat spend his childhood and youth years, unites representatives of public organizations, politicians, figures of culture and sport, employees of the Russian Interests Section, journalists, students… When speaking about the enormous heritage left by Yevgeny Primakov, the participants of the event also mentioned his warm attitude towards Georgia, with which he had never broken ties.

Executive Director of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Leonid Drachevsky, who was a good friend of Yevgeny Primakov for many years, spoke to the audience, added the source.

Executive Director of the Primakov Center Dmitry Lortkipanidze informed that in 2021 a memorial plaque dedicated to Yevgeny Primakov will be placed on house #10 on Sankt-Peterburgskaya Street in Tbilisi.

At the end of the event, students from local colleges and universities and attendees of the Russian language courses organized by the public center read poems written by Yevgeny Primakov, mentioned the source.