Thursday, 21 June 2012

Grozny hosts “Russia and Caucasus: History and Modernity” Conference

Grozny has concluded the science-practical conference “Russia and Caucasus: History and Modernity”, marking the 1150th anniversary of Russian statehood, the press service of the Chechen government reports.

Attendants of the two-day forum discussed history of Russian-Caucasus relations starting from the 15th century. Reports were made about modern development of the North Caucasus, early stages of Russian relations with the North Caucasus, and their political, economic and cultural relations in the 16th – 18th centuries.

Scientists arrived from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia, Adygeya, North Ossetia and Kalmykia. Chechen MPs and officials of the Archive Service took part.

Oleg Petukhov, Chechen Deputy Minister for National Policy, Press and Information, noted the importance of dialogue. He urged attendants of the forum to tell their compatriots about the real situation in Chechnya.

Petukhov noted that modern Russia is a cultural, historic and civilized state uniting various peoples.
A resolution was passed at the conference.

The forum was organized by the Chechen Academy of Sciences, Ministry for National Policy, Press and Information and the Ministry for Culture.

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