Senator Alexei Pushkov and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Egypt Izzat Saad. Photo: NIIRK press service
The international scientific and practical conference entitled “Russia and the world: Dialogues – 2023. Goals and values” was held for the seventh time. This time, the content of their discussions, of course, was dictated by the sharpest geopolitical moment. In almost all speeches the topic of the formation of a new world order and Russia’s place in it was raised. The second cross-cutting theme concerned the hyperinformation space and the forms of existence in it.
The conference was organized by the National Research Institute for the Development of Communications (NIIRK), and was held at the site of the Russian Academy of Education. NIIRK director Vladislav Gasumyanov emphasized that Russia has always attracted attention with its spirituality and justice.
Director of NIIRK Vladislav Gasumyan. Photo: NIIRK press service
“It is important to cultivate this image of Russia for the world community,” Gasumyanov noted. According to him, Russia adheres to the principle of equality of all countries, and each of them must develop independently. This position attracts participants in the international dialogue to cooperation with Russia.
In turn, Aleksey Pushkov, chairman of the Federation Council commission on information policy and interaction with the media, noted that shaping Russia’s image is not only an academic, but also a political task. Since the outcome of the ideological struggle now taking place in the world depends on the success of its implementation.
Within the framework of the conference, a media dialogue “Russia in the global information space” was held. Aleksey Ivanov, editor of the international policy department of Komsomolskaya Pravda, also participated. In his speech, he urged not to exaggerate the level of Russophobia in the world and not to deliberately put Russia on the defensive in information policy.
Round table “New media. The role of the digital information space in the international dialogue”. Photo: NIIRK press service
– Russophobic rhetoric in the West is used as a political device and often does not find support among a wide audience. We see this when we communicate with people in different countries. Therefore, I see no reason for us to actively support the thesis “how they don’t like us in the West.” On the contrary, people appeared who began to sympathize more with Russia. Because they also want to leave behind the outdated world order based on American hegemony, said Alexey Ivanov.
Also, the representative of Komsomolskaya Pravda called to maintain the information balance, more often and more to inform the media about events in China, India, Africa and Latin America.
Aleksey Ivanov, editor of the KP international policy department, urged not to exaggerate the degree of Russophobia abroad. Photo: NIIRK press service
In other sections of the media dialogue panel, the participants discussed new media and which language is best for conveying information to young people, and also sought a definition of Russia’s cultural code. Thus, Dmitry Bessmertnykh, head of the TopBLOG project of the Russia – Land of Opportunity platform, defined the cultural code as “a kind of national interface that allows a person to correctly read the signs.”
In total, experts from 22 countries of the world participated in the conference. After Moscow, NIIRK organized a regional conference in Tashkent. In addition, another venue will be organized on May 25 in Yerevan and on May 30 in Tiraspol.