In Pskov launched the Russian-American public policy forum

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Russian-American forum «Dialogue of Fort-Ross» on the prospects for cultural and business cooperation between Russia and the United States, will open on Monday in the Pskov; the conference will be attended by cultural figures, politicians, diplomats, entrepreneurs, experts of the two countries – among them, Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and the special representative of Russian President for international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi.

The American side is expected among others to represent US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft and President of the «Society for the preservation of Fort Ross,» Sarah Svidler.

Bilateral conference «Russian-American dialogue Fort Ross» carried out in 2013 – the previous few times it was held in the United States. The main objective is to strengthen bilateral contacts between Russia and the United States at the level of regional museums who are interested in long term cooperation. This forum will last two days.

Monday at the panel sites will be discussion regarding areas of cooperation in the sphere of culture and museums. Museum staff will talk about the use of multimedia technology on the role of Museum complexes in enhancing the tourist attractiveness of the regions. Problems of cultural heritage and development cooperation will be discussed by the governors, diplomats and representatives of charities.

The main topic of discussion on Tuesday will be business issues, in particular, energy partnership and energy security in the face of new challenges and threats. Forum members representing business circles and expert community of Russia and the USA, analyze the potential interaction of two countries in the energy sector during the discussion «Energy as an important part of geopolitics, Russia and the United States.» Submission to the joint report of the Russian international Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Washington-based Center for strategic and international studies (CSIS) «Road map of Russian-American relations».

It is expected that the forum will be attended by the Governor of the Pskov region Andrey Turchak, head of the Tyumen region Vladimir Yakushev, acting Governor of the Novgorod region Andrey Nikitin, Deputy Governor of the Vologda region, Oleg Vasiliev, as well as CEOs of PJSC «Transneft», «Chevron Neftegaz Inc.» PAO «Sovcomflot».