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World Youth Forum of Russian compatriots started in Sofia

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World Youth Forum of Russian compatriots started in Sofia


Photo credit: Denis Grishkin / Press Service of the Mayor and Government of Moscow / (CC BY 4.0)

Almost 30 European and CIS countries are taking part in the World Youth Forum of Russian Compatriots. Its work began on Friday, September, 17. The forum is hosted by Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, for the 6th time. It is held with the assistance of the Russkiy Mir Foundation.

According to the organizers, this is the largest international event aimed at uniting young people from Russia. In Sofia, 130 people aged 18 to 40 years, including leaders and activists of youth organizations of Russian compatriots, are participating this year. 

An important topic of the forum will be the protection of the rights of compatriots. A discussion will be held on the prospects for the development of the youth movement of Russian compatriots.

The list of speakers include the Regional Coordination Council of Compatriots of European Countries, public figures, government officials from Moscow and the Moscow Region, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District and the Samara Region.

Young people and specialists in thematic sections will discuss the problems of strengthening ties in the economic sphere, promoting the Russian language, national culture and Russian higher education abroad. They will also touch upon the importance of the Russian-language mass media in the dissemination of historical truth and objective information about Russia.

Participants are also expected to take part in a commemorative action at the monument to the Soviet Army in Sofia, ''What? Where? When?'' intellectual game , #YamalZabeg relay race, a performance by the Russian Chamber Theater, trainings and master classes, an excursion program and much more.

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