Intercultural Dialogue as Russian Unity Guarantee
On June 21, Pyatigorsk State University organized a seminar called “Intercultural Dialogue as Russian Unity Guarantee”. The events like these are organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and Prostranstvo Innovatsiy ltd from June 20 to 28, 2016 for the students of the North Caucasus Federal District. Seminars are aimed to strengthen the social, international, and interconfessional harmony in young community, and to get the young people acquainted with historical and cultural traditions of Russian peoples.
A formation of the principals of Russian civil identity and principals of international consent through the adaptation and socialization of students, as well as prevention of the extremism by means of implementation of a special educational program in the academic organization of the North Caucasus Federal District.
Nowadays, ethnic and religious tension in Russia became one of the most timely problem of the contemporary society, leaving its internal character far behind. Today it is one of the crucial tools, which is used by the range of organizations to destabilize political system of the state. Educational program is directed on the reduction of the social tension, crushing the negative stereotypes about the ethnic groups, formation of positive interethnic relations. It is implemented in the leading institutions of the NCFD to train students with the technologies of social, interethnic, and interconfessional harmony strengthening in young society.
Representatives of the President of the Russian Federation Council for Interethnic Relations, Federal Agency for the Nationalities Affairs, Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, representatives of the Public Chamber of Stavropol Krai, officer of the Stavropol Krai Committee for Nationalities and the Cossacks, experts on youth policy of the region were the experts of the seminar.
Pyatigorsk students took an active part in the seminar. There were representatives of Pyatigorsk Medical and Pharmaceutical Institute, Pyatigorsk Branch of Russian State Social University, Pyatigorsk State University, as well as Pyatigorsk branch of Plekhanov Russian Economic University. The students said that they spend a very productive day, getting to know a lot of useful information and interesting people.