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Russian-French forum in Paris talks on common heritage issues

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Russian-French forum in Paris talks on common heritage issues


25.10.2018

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The Russian-French forum dedicated to strengthening of bilateral public relations has been launched at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on October 25, TASS reports. The participants will discuss the interim results of the Russian and French cross-year dedicated to languages ​​and literature.

According to the organizers, the program includes several round tables on student and academic exchanges development, cooperation between the young people as well as prospects for interaction at the regional level.

Much attention will be paid to culture, as it plays an important role in the relations between Russia and France. This includes theater tours, film screenings and festivals, exhibitions exchange between museums. The forum will feature writers, science and culture activists, politicians and leaders of public organizations.

According to Russkiy Mir, by the 100th anniversary of the First World War start, the Russian-French Foundation of Historical Initiatives was founded.

Its head, historian Pierre Malinovsky notes that the foundation aims mainly to preserve the memory of the Russian soldiers' feat. Having stopped the German troops, the expeditionary force run by Nicholas II literally saved Paris. The historian is convinced that these pages of history should not be forgotten. The role of civil society is very important, the scientist adds.

The forum will also cover the cultural heritage preservation. In September, French President Emmanuel Macron was the first head of state to visit the Viardot Estate in Bougival where the classic of Russian literature Ivan Turgenev lived for many years. He stresses that the preservation of this house symbolizes the indivisible European heritage.

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