The XII Assembly of the Russian world of Tver brought together representatives from more than 70 countries

© Depositphotos / BestPhotoStudioВид in the city of Tver. Archival photoThe XII Assembly of the Russian world of Tver brought together representatives from more than 70 countries© Depositphotos / BestPhotoStudio

About 600 delegates from 70 countries, famous Russian and foreign cultural figures, politicians and public figures, teachers of Russian language, literature and history took Saturday part in the solemn opening of the XII Assembly of the Russian world in Tver city, the press service of the government of the Tver region.

«This significant event brought together people from different parts of the world, who love Russia, make a huge contribution to the popularization of the Russian language and culture, the development of international humanitarian ties. The participants raised important topics of exceptional importance for the present and future of Russia», – said in greeting the participants of the Assembly the Governor of the region Igor Rudenya.

One of the Central events of the Assembly was the panel discussion «the Universality of Russian culture», which was held by the Chairman of the Board of Fund «Russian world», the Chairman of the state Duma Committee for education and science Vyacheslav Nikonov. On the eve Nikonov in the work of the Assembly presented awards to winners of III International competition for young journalists «co-Creation» and the II international TV contest «the Correspondent of the Russian world».

The forum’s programme also includes events dedicated to the 700th anniversary of the feat of the Holy Prince Michael of Tver and 650-anniversary of the repose of the Holy Nobleborn Princess Anna of Kashin. The landmark date marks the region in 2018.

In addition, in the Assembly in Sakharovo settlement was held a solemn opening ceremony of the bust of hero of the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-1878, General field Marshal Iosif Gurko, whose fate is connected with Tver region. Near Tver, Sakharovo, he was located at his estate, where he was buried. Today on this place stands the temple, which is both a Museum and a tomb.

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