II World Congress of Russian Press

New York - Washington, USA, April 2000

II World Congress of Russian Press

II World Congress of Russian Press was held in April 2000 in the United States - in New York and Washington.

The world's oldest continuously published Russian newspaper "Novoye Russkoe Slovo", the first issue of which was published April 15, 1910, hosted the forum. "NRS” celebrated its 90th anniversary during the congress.

Already in the 1930s it became the largest periodical published in Russian language in the United States, and the largest among the foreign-language press in the United States in the 1990s, leaving behind Hispanic publications. Many XX century well-known public and literary figures of Russian descent living abroad collaborated with the newspaper.

II World Congress of Russian Press in the United States was also a recognition of the significant role of the North American counterparts in the general history of Russian journalism, it confirmed the global nature of Russian information space and the World Association of Russian Press (WARP) that was created a year earlier.

WARP Executive Committee, a collective body of the Association Management, was first formed at the Congress and included representatives of 12 countries: Australia, Austria, Germany, Israel, Kazakhstan, Canada, Latvia, Russia, USA, Ukraine, Finland, France.

Participants and guests of the Congress were welcomed by the presidents of Russia and the United States. Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and the Governor of New York George Pataki took part and presented at the forum.

29 April 2000

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