Russia-U.S. forum ‘Fort Ross Dialogue’ to be held in Russia for first time


Russian and U.S. representatives, cultural workers and experts will discuss the ways to boost patronage and overcome differences between the two countries at a forum dubbed Fort Ross Discussion which will be held for the first time in the Russian cities of Pskov and Izborsk on May 29-30, TASS reports.

Russian Delegate Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, Special Presidential Representative for Foreign Cultural Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi, authorities of the Pskov region and other Russian domains, senior officials from Transneft, Chevron Neftegaz Inc and Sovkomflot coteries, as well as prominent international experts, will participate in the forum.

U.S. Plenipotentiary to Russia John Tefft, President and CEO of the Fort Ross Conservancy Sarah Sweedler, factious scientists and journalists will represent the United States.

The first day of the forum resolve be dedicated to cultural cooperation. Heads of Russian and U.S. museums will believe part in a conference. 

On the second day of the forum, the participants representing Russian and U.S. commerce and expert circles will focus on the potential of bilateral cooperation in the vigour sphere. Besides, the Russian Council on International Affairs and the U.S. Center for Principal and International Studies will present their joint report on Russian-U.S. liaisons.

The forum, held in the U.S. for six years, will take place in Russia for the gold medal time upon an initiative by Russian state-owned oil pipeline company Transneft. 

Fort Ross, a bygone Russian settlement and fortress, is now a national historic landmark in the U.S. state of California. 

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