Ex-mayors of Volgograd and Ostrava met on an intellectual duel

On August 16, 2018, Volgograd administration welcomed the attendants of the 1st Summer European School “New Life of Industrial Cities”, which was organized by Volgograd Institute of Management (branch of RANEPA) and the University of Ostrava and brought together students from Russia, the Czech Republic and Italy.



The twin-cities Volgograd and Ostrava opened a Summer European School

Today, Volgograd Institute of Management (a RANEPA branch) held the opening ceremony of the 1st Summer European School “New Life of Industrial Cities.” Along with Volgograd students, it united young people from the University of Ostrava (Czech Republic), University of Rome “Unitelma Sapienza” (Italy) and Perugia Research Institute (Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy).



More and more young people are taking part in the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Volgograd

In the morning of August 6, 2018, a Peace Memorial Ceremony took place in the “Battle of Stalingrad” museum-panorama – Volgograd holds it in memory of the A-bomb victims who had perished in our Japanese sister-city Hiroshima in 1945.



Volgograd students and university professors wished good luck to the attendees of a summer course in Hiroshima

From July 31 to August 10, 2018, the “Mayors for Peace” international organization together with Hiroshima University will once again hold the “Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Study Course” in the city, in which Volgograd State University’s post-graduate student Nikita Piskunov had taken part in 2017. In preparation for the introductory meeting marking a start of the program, the course organizers invited him and other Volgograd participants of the previous exchanges to join them via Skype and share their experience with the new group of students.



VolSU students became the only representatives of Russia at the “Global Peace Workshop 2018” international summer course

This July, students from the Department of International Relations, Area Studies and Political Science, activists of the People’s Diplomacy Centre of Volgograd State University (VolSU) took part in the international summer school organized by the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations of Coventry University (Great Britain).



Slovak students visited Volgograd State University’s museum complex

Volgograd State University (VolSU) has recently welcomed a group of Slovak students from the Republic’s various grammar schools that have Russian language lessons in their curriculum. The youngsters arrived to Volgograd for an excursion program organized within the frame of the Russian Language and Culture Summer School – a project by the Russian Embassy in the Slovak Republic.



Volgograd students discussed democracy and equilibrium at a conference in Spain

On June 21-24, 2018, the Volgograd youth delegation consisting of VSTU and VolSU students took part in the 3rd International “Equilibrio – Democracy” Youth Meeting in Santanyi (Mallorca, Spain).



Japanese fans met with Volgograd students

On the eve of Japan-Poland football match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, which was held at Volgograd Arena on June 28, Volgograd State University had been visited by Japanese fans.



Mayor of Volgograd Andrey Kosolapov: “Sport and public diplomacy transcend all boundaries”

Many events dedicated to 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia™, have taken place in Volgograd these days. On June 16, a press conference was held on the topic “World Cup 2018: People's Diplomacy. Twinning relations between Volgograd and the cities of the world” was held in the city press center on the platform of “Russia is My History” Interactive Museum. Andrey Kosolapov, the mayor of Volgograd, told the leading journalists of Russian and foreign mass media about the history of Volgograd as the Center of Public Diplomacy and responded to all the questions from the press.



Plenipotentiary Minister of the Japanese Embassy in Russia and Volgograd school children sent a Hiroshima carp streamer flying into the sky

Friendship Day dedicated to Hiroshima, the Japanese twin-city, was held today at Volgograd branch of the Russian Peace Foundation. On the eve of the football match between Japan and Poland, the platform united international guests and football fans, members of youth and civil societies, school and university students.


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