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Russian-speaking journalists from 52 countries gather in Minsk

Preservation of Slavic culture will be the main theme of the World Congress of Russian Press.

During the whole day on July 11, the forum participants were arriving in Minsk.

These are representatives of Russian-speaking media from 52 countries. On July 12, journalists and media managers will conduct discussions on a variety of issues. The CTV will be covering all the key events of the forum.

Tatiana Revizore, CTV:
The culture of the Russian language today is scattered from Australia to Peru. Journalists from almost 80 countries of the world speak this language. The Russian press has no borders, but there are common tasks.

Today Minsk will again become a discussion platform of a global scale.

Vitaly Ignatenko, head of the World Association of Russian Press:
Our main theme is the preservation of the Russian-speaking space, the preservation of Slavic culture, not necessarily Russian. This should be very important for all who see a great soul in the Slavic peoples, a great moral principle. We have this all.

The Congress of Russian Press is held annually. Belarus is hosting the forum for the second time.

On July 12 journalists will gather at a plenary meeting at BelExpo.

Mikhail Gusman, First Deputy Director General of TASS, Executive Secretary of the World Association of Russian Press:
Naturally, we discuss professional issues at our congresses. Today, in the face of modern challenges, in the face of technological and other challenges, it is time to talk about the digital revolution in our professional business.

Anastasia Lesnikova, editor-in-chief of the magazine My Malta (Russia):
The Russian-language press in many countries around the world has quite a lot of tasks. This is not easy. And the annual congress, of course, helps us very much to exchange experience, get professional advice, and exchange contacts.

Consolidation of Russian-language media has a strong foundation behind it, including historical. Journalists start their visit at the Victory Monument in the center of the Belarus capital; here they speak about the threats of modernity.

Iskandar Kfuri, editor-in-chief of the Vostok-Invest magazine (Lebanon):
Terrorism today is a very dangerous phenomenon. It's a plague, it's like Nazism. All together we must be united to be able to respond. The Russian press plays a huge role here.

We are creating a bloc in defense of peace, protecting the values ​​that you in Belarus protected 70 years ago during WWII.

The participants of the congress have a rich program. In the evening on July 11 the journalists visited the National Olympic Committee. There they were told about the sports achievements of Belarus, and also watched the presentation of the Second European Games, which will take place in Belarus in two years.

Larisa Jenvanshir, editor-in-chief of an information portal (Azerbaijan):
Our European Games were held in 2015, and it was great. I hope that Belarus will also cope with this responsibility.

Judging by your presentation you will cope with the task well.

The Congress of Russian Press will last until July 15. After the plenary session (the official part), the guests will continue their acquaintance with Belarus. They are expected to visit the legendary BelAZ company and historical Polotsk and attend the Slavonic Bazaar festival in Vitebsk.

Russian-speaking journalists from 52 countries gather in Minsk