The International Academic Conference on Russian-Chinese Relations on 3 September 2019 will be the largest academic event in Russia dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Peoples Republic of China. The Conference will be co-chaired by leading Russian and Chinese scholars and academics: member of the History of the Fatherland Foundation Board, State Hermitage General Director, and Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Mikhail Piotrovsky, Far Eastern Federal University Rector Nikita Anisimov, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Chinese History Research Institute Director Gao Xiang, and Vice President of the Association of Former Diplomats of China and Professor of the Diplomatic Academy Zhou Xiaopei. Heads of universities, research institutes, and academic centres, scientists from both countries will meet at the plenary session and hold panel discussions to review the history of bilateral relations, to assess political, cultural, and economical aspects of the present state of the Russian-Chinese co-operation, and to share their views on the prospects of its development.
Moreover, the conference will include an opening ceremony for a historical and documentary exhibition dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Peoples Republic of China. The commemorative display which will feature archival documents and photographs, recounts the 400-year history of developing a dialogue between two cultures and two civilizations. The Conference and the exhibition will be held as part of the Co-operation Agreement between the Russian Historical Society, the History of the Fatherland Foundation, and the Roscongress Foundation.
To recap, it was last year when EEF was kicked-off with a history and culture-related event, namely the International Conference Historical and Recent Developments of Russian Japanese Relations. Celebrating 160 Years of Consular Relations. That show was organized by the Russian Historical Society. This format proved to be academically and internationally reasonable, therefore, Sergey Naryshkin, Russian Historical Society Director, made a statement on the importance of holding such events at big economic and political forums.