The Gorchakov Fund has participated in the World Forum "Solidarity with Russia"

30 August 2016

AZIMUT Olympic Moscow Hotel has hosted the World Forum "Solidarity with Russia".


The initiator and organizer of the conference attended by representatives of 93 countries and 3 unrecognized republics was the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund has participated in the event.


During the opening ceremony of the conference, the attendees were welcomed by Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education and Chairman of the Management Board of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyachelsav Nikonov.


When speaking to a press service of the Russkiy Mir Foundation on the sidelines of the event, the delegates mentioned that platforms of public organizations established by compatriots abroad could serve as a political arena for cooperation between representatives of local and Russian political institutions. That would allow popularizing events taking place in our country as the attitude to it is not always positive both on the level of the state and for the man on the street. Potential of actions by such NGOs is significant.

"In the recent years, Russia has done a lot for developing relations, supporting compatriots abroad and, in their turn, Russians abroad and their communities have also acquired certain experience, status and opportunities. I believe that citizens of Russia, who live abroad, can and must participate in the processes, which take place in Russia", acknowledged Stanislav Yepifanov (Kyrgyzstan, Orthodox Charity Vladimirskoye Society, member of the World Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots).


Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Affairs of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and member of the Management Board of the Gorchakov Fund Konstantin Kosachev made a speech at the forum. He spoke about the choice made by Russia in its newest history.

A full text of the article in Russian can be found here.