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Participants of the Third Russkiy Mir Assembly Discussed Important Issues Confronted by the Russian Diaspora

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Participants of the Third Russkiy Mir Assembly Discussed Important Issues Confronted by the Russian Diaspora


05.11.2009

On November 3 a number of roundtable discussions were conducted in the frame of the Third Russkiy Mir Assembly. Its participants discussed various issued related to life of the Russian Diaspora and activities of the Russkiy Mir Foundation: “Cultural Dominants of the Russian World”, “Russian World Online: Social Networking and Specifics of Interactive Communication”, “Modern Programs and Methods of the Russian Language Teaching”, “Publishing Initiatives of the Russian World”, “Russian Centers: Results and Development Routes” and “Grant Programs of the Russkiy Mir Foundation”.

The major discussion took place at a roundtable entitled “Cultural Dominants of the Russian World”. It was moderated by Executive Director of the Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov and writer and literature expert Alexander Arkhangelsky. The discussion focused on Russian cultural myths and a coexistence of traditions and the latest trends in Russia’s cultural life.

The roundtable discussion entitled “Russian Diaspora: Cultural Identity” was devoted to differences between Russian communities of the CIS and non-CIS countries and their relation with local authorities. The discussion participants also shared about their experience and views on ways to unite compatriots from various immigration waves.

Attendants of the roundtable discussion “Modern Programs and Methods of the Russian Language Teaching” discussed specifics of teaching methods aimed at people of different age - from preschool courses to further training programs – developed in support of the Russkiy Mir Foundation.

The roundtable “Russian World Online: Social Networking and Specifics of Interactive Communication” was attended by representatives of compatriots’ unions, journalists and linguists, who discussed specifics of the Russian language blogging, social networking and local websites. Usage of Twitter by Russian users generated one of the most heated discussions.

The discussion “Publishing Initiatives of the Russian World” focused on coordination of activities of publishing houses offering Russian language books and titles abroad and on promotion of Russian books outside Russia.

Heads of Russian Centers and their training specialists discussed various burning issues and cooperation with the Foundation at the roundtable entitled “Russian Centers: Results and Development Routes”.

Participants of the discussion entitled “Grant Programs of the Russkiy Mir Foundation” were told about the most interesting projects financed by the Russkiy Mir Foundation. Grant applicants also managed to ask specialists of the Foundation’s grant-provision department a number of questions.

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