Maria Zakharova congratulated Eurasia Global participants on Russia Day

On Russia Day, the Global Conversation "Russia for the World: Values, Meanings and Technologies" of the International Youth Forum "Eurasia Global" started with a greeting from Maria Zakharova, the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

"What values underlie our country, make up our spiritual and cultural code as a whole, what does Russia bring to the world, and how does it do it? There are basics that have proven their enduring value over the centuries: life, patriotism, active service to the Fatherland and responsibility for its fate, a strong family, creative work, the priority of the spiritual over the material, humanism, mercy, justice, historical memory, the continuity of generations and the unity of the peoples of Russia," Maria Zakharova said.

Denis Goncharov, Minister of Economic Development, Investment, Tourism and External Relations of the Orenburg Region, presented the tourism programs of the region and told about the most interesting places in the region. Many of them carry the historical memory of the people, demonstrate folk crafts and show how representatives of more than 120 nationalities live together in the Orenburg region from year to year. The Ministry has developed a National tourist Route – it fully meets the expectations of a modern tourist.

"Orenburg has a prominent historical center, the largest collection of Sarmatian gold is located here, the largest museum of vintage cars in our Region, the visiting card of the Orenburg State Nature Reserve is Przhevalsky's horses, and we have salt lakes, the concentration of salt in which exceeds the same indicator in the Dead Sea."

What does a person get from traveling and from getting acquainted with new cultures, whether it is necessary to develop a desire to travel, said the head of the scientific center for Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the founder of the Foundation. Miklukho-Maclaya, descendant of the Russian ethnographer, anthropologist, biologist and traveler Nikolai Nikolaevich Miklukho-Maclay, his full namesake.

"The Russian path-breakers, going on a journey, set out not to annex discovered lands, but to learn about those places, to study them. What you, the forum participants, are doing now is creating your own history and the history of Russia. The one that we will be proud of in the future, as we are now proud of the achievements of our ancestors," Nikolai Miklukho–Maclay stressed.

Lorenzo Bagnati, Italian pianist, millionaire blogger, explained why he chose Russia for his studies and life. He admitted that he immediately fell in love with the places and mentality of Russians, told how he learned the language, noting that the learning process was very pleasant and the difficulties faded into the background.

"After graduating from the Music Conservatory in Venice, I decided where to continue my studies – in the USA or Russia. There is a great piano school in Russia, so the choice fell on her. And my mother also loves Russia, does not speak Russian, but loves your culture very much. Over the past few years, I have really had a lot of relatives here, I feel warm in my soul in this country," the speaker admitted.

Ivan Kistanov, the Forum's ambassador became the speaker of the Global Conversation. He said that since 2016 he has not missed a single Eurasia Global. In his activity, Ivan is engaged in interregional cooperation, creates cross-national projects. One of his constant tasks is to help foreigners integrate into Russian culture. The speaker noted that the Forum is an excellent platform for this.