A press conference dedicated to the opening of the VIII International Siberian Historical Forum was held in Krasnoyarsk. The largest scientific event beyond the Urals will be held at the Congress Hall of the Siberian Federal University from 21 to 23 September.
The press conference was attended by Sergey Komaritsyn, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Head of the Program Directorate of the VIII Siberian Historical Forum; Director of the Siberian Institute of the International Innovative University, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Nikolay Drozdov; Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of the Institute of Mongolian Studies, Buddhology and Tibetology of the SB RAS Boris Bazarov, Deputy Executive Directo, Director of the Department of Regional Development of the Russian Geographical Society Sergey Korlykhanov.
Sergey Komaritsyn spoke about the geography of the forum: “This year the Siberian Historical Forum will be held for the eighth time and will become the largest forum. We received about 1000 applications from all over Russia, from Petrozavodsk to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The forum will be attended by experts from 70 Russian cities, as well as from 15 countries, including India, the USA, the Great Britain, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Ukraine, Estonia and others. “
Nikolay Drozdov recalled that the VIII Siberian Historical Forum is timed to coincide with significant anniversaries – the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Yenisey province and the 120th anniversary of the Krasnoyarsk regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society, which was created even before the appearance of the first universities.
In turn, Boris Bazarov, who will represent the Institute of Mongolian Studies, Buddhology and Tibetology of the SB RAS, noted that one of the most important issues to be discussed at the forum will be the initiative of China’s international cooperation “One Belt, One Road”.
“As you know, China has been very much resetting its capabilities in recent years. It has reached new technological levels, some of which belong to the seventh economic order, which is still very difficult for our country to achieve. This should work in Siberia, and I believe that Krasnoyarsk is one of those nodes to form the additional structures. This includes a new infrastructure that will help us to interact,” said Boris Bazarov.
The organization of the VIII Siberian Historical Forum is supported by the Governor and the Government of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Russian Geographical Society, the Institute of History of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of the History of Archeology and Ethnography of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Anthropology and Ethnography of N.N. Miklukho-Maklai RAS, Siberian Federal University. The operator of the forum is ANO Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation”.