Business programme

Breakfast with ‘Znanie’: The Diplomacy of Enlightenment

15 Jun , 08:30–10:00
Business breakfast
Passage in zone H, Roscongress Club

The perception of our country among the masses, as well as the theme of communication within our borders and internationally, have become increasingly important in the 21st century. What can counter the proliferation of fakes, efforts to erase Russian history and culture, and aggressive propaganda by the West in Russia and beyond? How can we safeguard historical truth and establish an alternative agenda rooted in traditional values and reliable knowledge? One potential avenue for effective communication could be through the promotion of humanitarian values that have consistently united people – culture, art, sports, and humanitarian cooperation.

Maxim Dreval, General Director, Russian "Znanie" Society
Vladimir Medinskiy, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation; Chairman, Russian Military Historical Society

Maria Zakharova, Director, Department of Information and the Press, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Karin Kneissl, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria (2017–2019)
Valery Falkov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Alexander Khinshtein, Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications