Religious and Ethnic-Cultural Diversity: Development, Stability, Security

January 13, 2017, 17:30 – 19:30, Building 5, 5th Floor, Executive Conference Room

Issues for Discussion

  • Ethnic-religious identity: conflicts and ways of solving them in a dialogue of cultures
  • Civil nation and civil identity in the national policy strategy
  • Religious traditions and religious institutions in  contemporary Russian society
  • Monitoring and scientific expert input  on problems of inter-religious and interethnic relations
  • Scope of interreligious and interethnic relations: quality standards and training


  • Sergey Kravets
    Sergey Kravets

    Executive Editor, Great Russian Encyclopedia; Head, Church-and-Scholarly Center “Orthodox Encyclopedia”

  • Igor Bartsits
    Igor Bartsits

    Director, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA


  • Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk
    Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk

    Chairman, Department for External Church Relations, Russian Orthodox Church; Member, Interreligious Council of Russia

  • Rushan Abbyasov
    Rushan Abbyasov

    Deputy Chairman, Russian Council of Muftis

  • Andrei Mezhenko
    Andrei Mezhenko

    Head, Federal Agency for Ethnicity

  • Sergey Gavrilov
    Sergey Gavrilov

    Chairman, State Duma Committee on the Affairs of Public Associations and Religious Organizations

  • Alexander Zhuravsky
    Alexander Zhuravsky

    Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation

  • Ildar Gilmutdinov
    Ildar Gilmutdinov

    Chairman, Committee for Nationalities, the State Duma

  • Archpriest Chad Hatfield
    Archpriest Chad Hatfield

    President, St. Vladimir Seminary (New York, United States)

  • Christian Vallar
    Christian Vallar

    Dean, School of Law and Political Science, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France)

  • Joel Bouzou
    Joel Bouzou

    President, World Olympians Association; President and Founder, "Peace and Sport"; Advisor to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

  • Valery Tishkov
    Valery Tishkov

    Scientific Director, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, the Russian Academy of Sciences; Vice-President, Presidium, Council for Ethnic Relations at the President of the Russian Federation

  • Vyacheslav Mikhailov
    Vyacheslav Mikhailov

    Presidium Member, Council for Ethnic Relations at the President of the Russian Federation

  • Dmitry Shmonin
    Dmitry Shmonin

    Vice-Rector, Science, Saints Cyril and Methodius All-Church Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies

  • Emil Pain
    Emil Pain

    Head, Center for Extremism and Xenophobia Studies, Institute of Sociology, the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Nikolay Shaburov
    Nikolay Shaburov

    Director, Center for the Study of Religion, Russian State University for the Humanities