Date: October, 26-29, 2017
Place: Moscow (Russia)
Conference Title: "1917 in the History and Destiny of the Russian Diaspora"
International Conference on Science and Education "1917 in the History and Destiny of the Russian Diaspora" in Alexander Solzhenitsyn House of Russia Abroad in Moscow from October 26-29, 2017. Scientists, historians, researchers, archivists and descendants of the first Russian emigrants from 19 countries presented 65 papers.
Besides Director of Solzhenitsyn House V. Moskvin, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation G.B. Karasin, political worker V.P.Lukin responsible for moderate approaching of the Russian parent country and the Russian diaspora, President of the world congress of compatriots Mikhail Drozdov. Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Switzerland to the Russian Federation Ives Rossier and Director of the Historical Archives of Belgrade Dragan Gačić, addressed the present at the opening ceremony of the Conference.
On that occasion the Agreement on Cooperation was signed between the Historical Archives of Belgrade and Alexander Solzhenitsyn House of Russia Abroad. Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Russian Federation Slavenko Terzić honored opening of the Conference with his presence and representative of the first Russian emigration D.M Shakhovsky, professor of St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris gave the closing speech.
The Conference was held in sections and the round tables. In operating part of the Conference four representatives from Serbia Slobodan Mandić from the Historical Archives of Belgrade, Irina Atanasijević, Professor at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade, Milana Živanović from the Department of History from the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade and Ranka Radjenović, Archives Advisor in the Archives of Yugoslavia with her paper "Nicholas Roerich – Serbian traces: according to the documents from the Archives of Yugoslavia" took part within the section "genealogy of recollection: family history, museums, archives, cemeteries of the Russian diaspora" .
During three days of the Conference, papers gave an insight into the revolution 1917 through the eyes of its victims who were forced to leave and live for many years in other countries without citizenship, dreaming to return home as well as into intellectual contribution of Russian emigration in the development of civilization processes. It was planned to publish Collected papers from the Conference by the end of the year.