XI World Congress of Russian Press

Lucerne, Switzerland, June 2009

XI World Congress of Russian Press

XI World Congress of Russian Press was held on June 18-21, 2009 in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Switzerland is one of the most significant countries in the history of the Russian diaspora, despite a numerically not very large diaspora and a small number of Russian media.

During XIX - 1st half of XX century, Switzerland was the residence of many well-known public and cultural figures: writers, journalists, composers, artists - and refuge of Russian revolutionaries and Soviet dissidents. Russian trail in Switzerland is much more important than it is known. This is not just a campaign of Suvorov through the Alps the memory of which is still carefully kept by admiring Swiss, not only the defining role of Russia in the guarantee of permanent neutrality, and hence the existence and well-being of this country, after the defeat of Napoleon, not only Russian authorship of the modern Swiss constitution, but also the fundamentally important contribution of Russian scientists in the creation and implementation of the super project of modernity - the Large Hadron Collider.

It was a kind of historical and cultural background of XI World Congress of Russian Press, the main theme of which was to discuss the place of the Russian press and its actors in historical, political and cultural processes in Europe.

Participants and guests of the Congress were welcomed by the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and the President of the Swiss Confederation Hans-Rudolf Merz.

21 June 2009

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