Business programme

Uniting Cultures and Traditions in Modern Intercultural Projects

06 Jun , 09:00–10:15
The Transition to a Multipolar World Economy
pavilion H, Krasnodar Region Hall

In the current geopolitical situation, the role of cultural and humanitarian cooperation is a priority. The humanitarian influence, expressed through cultural, youth, scientific and educational collaboration, is already seen as a distinct strand of foreign policy engagement. Leveraging the tools of cultural and humanitarian influence contributes significantly to achieving the goals outlined in the Concept of the Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation, as well as in the state policy aimed at preserving and fortifying traditional Russian spiritual and moral values. The policy of ‘cancel culture’ prevalent in several Western European nations has proven to be untenable; Russian culture constitutes an integral component of global culture. What goals should guide the development of sustainable strategies for ongoing cultural and humanitarian policies? How should cultural and humanitarian policies be developed? What contradictions must be resolved, and what opportunities lie ahead? Which formats are most conducive to promoting Russian culture abroad: cinema, theatre, music, or exhibition activities? How does the preservation and promotion of historical and cultural sites, along with the memory of the ‘Russian Abroad’, contribute to the intergenerational transmission of values and norms, customs, and behavioural patterns traditional to Russian civilization, including among compatriots residing overseas?

Dmitry Polikanov, Deputy Head, Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo)

Mikhail Bryzgalov, General Director, Russian National Museum of Music
Sergey Emelyanov, Director, National Drama Theater of Russia (Alexandrinsky Theater)
Vardan Mkrtchyan, Director, Gabriel Sundukyan State Academic Theatre
Fedor Sosnov, Executive Director, Federal Fund for Social and Economic Support to National Cinematography (Cinema Fund)
Dmitry Spivak, Head of the Center for Fundamental Research in the Sphere of Culture, Russian Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage named after D. S. Likhachev
Mikhail Shvydkoy, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cultural Cooperation