The Round Table "Dyagilev - the first cultural diplomat: heritage and significance" was held in Tashkent at the site of the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The event was organized by the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly and the Cultural Seasons Charitable Foundation under the support of the UNESCO Chair at MGIMO.
The Round Table was moderated by: Deputy Head of the General Secretariat of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Elmira Shcherbakova and Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Valery Ruzin.
The panel discussion defined its task as promoting the unification of the creative forces of the Eurasian countries to create joint projects in art, counteracting the depreciation of the true cultural foundations of modern society, the development of contemporary art based on centuries-old classical traditions, the preservation and enhancement of the historical and cultural potential of the countries of Eurasia.
Opening the Round Table, Elmira Shcherbakova noted the importance of the dialogue of cultures between the West and the East:
“The traditions of this dialogue were laid down hundreds of years before us. And one of these devotees was Sergei Diaghilev. And our task is to continue these traditions and pass them on to future generations.”
The round table was held in a hybrid online and offline format. MGIMO-Tashkent students took an active part in the work of the Round Table, they confidently and meaningfully commented on the given topic.
Aleksey Bondaruk, Deputy Head of the Department of Foreign Economic and International Relations of the City of Moscow, addressed the participants of the Round Table with a welcoming speech.
Alexei Borisov, Head of the UNESCO Chair for Human Rights and Democracy at MGIMO, First Deputy Chairman of the Russian United Nations Association, spoke as part of the online connection.
The importance of culture and knowledge of the language as ensuring the safety of the younger generation was raised in speech made by the editor-in-chief of the independent newspaper Novosti Uzbekistana, director of the Center for the Study of Regional Threats NGO Viktor Mikhailov.
Director of the Gymnasium No. 8 "S.P. Diaghilev Lyceum” from Yekaterinburg, Elena Trofimova spoke about the programs of artistic and aesthetic education that are implemented at the school, as well as projects to educate young people and promote Russian culture abroad as part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of S.P. Diaghilev and the 65th anniversary of the school.
A creative gift was the performances of poets who read their poems - a member of the Union of Writers of Uzbekistan, Co-Chairman of the Literary Council of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Abdulla Vakhsh and Co-Chairman of the Literary Council of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, national coordinator of the World Poetry Movement "World Without Walls" Abdukakhor Kosimov.
The general ideas of peacemaking, the uniting role of culture, humanitarian cooperation, laid down by the great cultural diplomat S.P. Diaghilev passed as a red line through all the speeches of the participants.