The expert-analytical round table “Development perspectives and cooperation resources in bilateral and multilateral formats in the new geopolitical conditions” started its work at the Russian-Armenian University on November 2 and will run until November 3.
The guests and participants of the round table were greeted by RAU Rector, Doctor of Economics of the Republic of Armenian and the Russian Federation, professor Edward Sandoyan: “We should find new tools and approaches, as the old mechanisms have turned out to be not so effective. Today, the youth fails to fully understand the advantages of friendship and partnership, which are so clear for the Soviet generation. And we also should find the keys to the hearts of young people in order to convey its importance to them, especially in such difficult times. We need to find the solutions which will help us to become closer, also by means of science”.
In his turn, RSUH President, Deputy Academician- Secretary, professor, academician of RAS Yefim Pivovar noted that today Russia and Armenia have found themselves in new geopolitical conditions and due to that it is important to engage the youth in work processes. “This platform is a format of scientific diplomacy, and the main objective of the Center of Eurasian Studies is the highest possible promotion of integration. Among all our partners, it is RAU that has the highest socio-humanitarian potential.”
He also read out the greeting letter of RAS and NRC "Kurchatov Institute" Vice-President, professor Vladislav Panchenko.
“The strengthening of Russian-Armenian scientific and educational ties is a significant contribution to the development of relations between our countries, joint initiatives and projects which are already implemented by the Center or are envisaged to be launched in the near term, and lay the foundation for the platform of research cooperation promoting the solution to scientific and technological development problems of our countries”.
During the round table, participants discussed the development problems of Eurasian integration processes and the impact exerted on them by transformation of new international relations, the role of education and science in the integration development and bilateral partnership of Armenia and Russia, among other topics..
“We will be addressing the numerous problems which are of different nature as well as finding solutions to them. We live, figuratively speaking, in the era of rockfall of problems, and the difficult ones. I hope that even if we do not find the solutions, we will at least clearly outline them. We are faced with the task to determine in which direction to move and how to speed up the integration processes,” noted Sergei Kapinos, RAU Vice-Rector of International Cooperation.
RAU Vice-Rector for Science Pargev Avetisyan has emphasized that it is necessary to shape a new agenda for Russian-Armenian relations in order to breathe new life into them: “There is one sole formula: strong Russia - strong Armenia, strong Armenia - strong Russia. Now the agenda also comprises the formation of a new technological development concept, new scientific and technological concept, which is a fundamental value if viewed from the aspect of security and building of new strategy of relations. Russian-Armenian university, as a platform and an integrator of Russian-Armenian science, remains at the forefront , and together with you we will be promoting these concepts”.
It should be noted the RSUH delegation was led by professor, RAS academician Yefim Pivovar. It comprised associate professor at the Department of Post-Soviet Countries of the Institute of Eurasian and Interregional Studies Aleksandr Lavchenko, Senior Researcher at the Department of Post-Soviet Countries of the Institute of Eurasian and Interregional Studies Mariya Kotagoshina and specialist Anna Galkina.
The event is held by Russian-Armenian university and Russian State University for the Humanities at the RAU-RSUH Center of Eurasian Studies with support from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.
Translated by Aykanush Karabekyan,
I year Master’s Student in Translation & Interpretation, RAU