Annual press conference by Russian Cultural Center in Dhaka

The Head of the Russian Center for Science and Culture (RCSC) in Dhaka Mr. Maxim Dobrokhotov hold a press conference regarding main activities during the outgoing year, spoke about future plans and answered many questions of journalists from different mass media.

First of all he highlighted the great interest from local young community in getting a higher education in Russia, noting that this year more than 100 Bangladeshi applicants went to study in Russia, 58 among them getting Russian scholarships. The Director of Cultural Center assured that educational events will be carried on in 2020 (exhibitions, multimedia presentations, lectures, conferences) with the goal to maintain number of people willing to continue their educational process in Russia. Also he talked about the Russian Language Courses delivered by RCSC, which graduated more than 100 students this year, as well as about joint activities with the Soviet Alumni Association Bangladesh (SAAB) which working hard to promoting Russian education, culture and science.

 Concerning youth exchanges, M. Dobrokhotov spoke in detail about the “New Generation” program, which is being successfully implemented among local young active persons. As special guests of the conference, two participants of the above program from Bangladesh talked about their visits in Russia this year. Thus, Hassan Shimul, editor-in-chief of the private news channel “Boishakhi TV” and managing director of the Theater based online news portal, shared his impressions on the participation in the International Forum of Public Diplomacy in Volgograd called “Volga Dialogue: Peace and Understanding in the 21st Century”. And the Bangladeshi coordinator of the volunteer movement from Russia “ Future Team” Tarek Mahmud informed about his trips to the “International Forum of Medical Volunteers” in Ivanovo and the “International Forum of Volunteers” in Sochi.

The Head of the Center also spoke about the great work done to preserve historical memory regarding the events of the Second World War. On the initiative of the RCSC, several thematic lectures and documentary films were held in some big universities; many media published detailed materials aimed at preventing falsification of the history of those years. He recalled that next year the whole world will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the II World War Victory, which became possible largely due to the decisive role of the Soviet Union.

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