An International Diplomatic Congress Opened at Sevastopol State University

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The International Scientific and Diplomatic Congress dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Yalta Conference and the creation of the United Nations and UNESCO ‘Yalta World: Historical Experience and Prospects’ opened today at Sevastopol State University. Addressing the participants of the congress, the Rector of Sevastopol State University, Vladimir Nechaev, emphasized that this is a significant event for the university.

“Throughout its history Sevastopol has played an important role in the global agenda of Russia. Sevastopol's involvement in international affairs is a historical constant. Therefore, Sevastopol State University considers it its mission to educate specialists in international relations, to contribute to the formation of a school of specialists in the macroregion of the Black Sea and Mediterranean regions. Sevastopol has played a big role in wars, and we want our city and university to play a big role in maintaining peace. It is important to understand how our country will be able to go through a period of transformation of international relations without becoming a passive toy” said, Vladimir Nechaev as he addressed the congress participants.

Sergei Glazyev, an Academician at the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Minister of Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission, delivered a lecture to the students of the Institute of Social Sciences and International Relations (IONMO) of Sevastopol State University.

After that, a strategic headquarters express game was played, in which IONMO students were asked to simulate how the post-war world would have developed if the Yalta-Potsdam agreements had not been concluded.

“We still live in the decisions that were achieved thanks to our Victory. The new tension is not taking place on the battlefield, but on the field of information and so-called memory wars. If we allow the truth to turn into post-truth, and then into a lie, then very soon it will turn out that there was no Victory", said Alexander Ageev, Director of the Pitirim Sorokin-Nikolai Kondratyev International Institute, who organized the congress.

The Congress will continue its work in Yalta and Simferopol.