The VIII International Siberian Historical Forum has started in Krasnoyarsk. This scientific event, which is the largest beyond the Urals and will be held for three days in the Congress Hall of Siberian Federal University, opened with a laser show.

Deputy Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Vasily Nelyubin welcomed the forum participants: “The Governor of the region Alexander Uss suggested three years ago to change the format of this event.  The regional gathering of historians, archivists, local history experts turned into Siberian Historical Forum, which became a notable humanitarian event in Russia. The event has well-deserved recognition of the country’s historical and cultural community. The geography of the forum is impressive. Participants from all over Russia have gathered here: from St. Petersburg and Petrozavodsk to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Representatives from more than a hundred universities from 70 cities of Russia and the world came to participate in the forum; the forum is attended by employees of many specialized institutes, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Russian leading museums. The forum agenda covers the most pressing scientific problems.  Our city always welcomes our friends. Dear colleagues, I wish you fruitful work, professional communication, and success!”

Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Dmitry Sviridov noted in his welcoming speech that the Siberian Historical Forum has become one of the most important historical sites not only in Russia but also in the world scientific community. In addition, according to Dmitry Sviridov, one of the goals of the forum is to create and strengthen the foundation, thanks to which work is being carried out to develop the economy of the regions historically united into the Yenisey province: “At present, Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Republic of Khakassia and the Tyva Republic are also united by the most powerful complex investment project of the Yenisey Siberia, which is part of the strategy and policy for the development of the territory of Siberia, the Far East and the Far North, which is being implemented by our state.”

The program of the forum continued with a plenary session dedicated to the preservation of the historical and cultural heritage. In addition, the first day of the event will offer a panel discussion on archaeological research in necropolises of modern times, and sections dedicated to the 400th anniversary of Krasnoyarsk, the history of the Yenisey province, architectural and historical heritage and other topics. The organization of the VIII Siberian Historical Forum is supported by the Governor and the Government of 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, Miklouho-Maclay Institute of Anthropology and Ethnography (RAS), and Siberian Federal University. The forum is managed by the Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation.