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World Congress of Compatriots opens in Moscow
The 6th World Congress of Russian Compatriots Living Abroad has opened on October 31 in Moscow, the Coordinating Council of Organizations of Russian Compatriots informs. This year the slogan of the event is Russia and Compatriots: New Challenges and New Frontiers.
The number of participants exceeds 400 people. They came from 98 countries.
Leaders of public compatriot organizations, representatives of the Russian-speaking diaspora gathered in the Russian capital. Politicians, officials, lawmakers, clergymen joint them. Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver a speech.
The forum participants will discuss the results of the work over the past three years. Drawing up plans for the future, prospects for the cooperation development will be on agenda. According to the organizers, the event will focus on continuing process of uniting the Russian diaspora. Another priority is the protection of the rights and legitimate interests of compatriots.
The occasion will cover the issues of education in Russian language abroad, the promotion of the Russian-language media, the involvement of the young generation and the fight against Russophobia.
The forum will start with plenary session. On November 1, round-table sessions, discussions, master classes and seminars will be held. The resolution adoption will be the outcome of the congress.
The previous congress of compatriots was held in the Russian capital in November 2015.