5th International Forum of People’s Diplomacy has finished its work

On October 31 – November 01, the 5th International Forum of People’s Diplomacy “Dialogue on the Volga: Peace and Mutual Understanding in the 21st Century” was held in Volgograd. Russia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, USA, Slovenia, Côte d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Great Britain, Japan, Serbia, Malta, China, Nigeria – the delegates from these and other countries took part in the discussions, conferences and round tables organized within the frame of the event.



Volgograd welcomed the Assembly of the International Association of Peace Messenger Cities

In 2018, Volgograd became the platform for the 29th General Assembly of the International Association of Peace Messenger Cities (IAPMC), which brought together 16 cities from 14 countries.



German bard presented in Volgograd his project “Music, Not War”

On October 4, 2018, a German performer Tino Eisbrenner, known at home as a popularizer of Russian musical culture and an ardent opponent of the policy of alienation between Germany and Russia, performed at Volgograd Conservatory named after Serebryakov.



Volgograd residents took a peek into the “Japanese Cupboard”

On September 23, 2018 the State-Funded Cultural Institution “Volgograd Regional Universal Scientific Library named after M. Gorky” became the platform for the 6th school alternative festival of the Japanese language and culture, abbreviatedly titled “Japanese Cupboard”.



Joint project of Volgograd and Chemnitz received an award from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On September 14, Berlin hosted the closing ceremony of the Russian-German Year of Regional-Municipal Partnerships 2017/2018, which was held under the auspices of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Russia and Germany.



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).


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