Grammar School №160 in Baku summed up the results of the first phase of the 'call-over between the cities of Azerbaijan and Russia' project.
The project, which started more than two years ago, was attended by 40 teams of Azerbaijan and 40 Russian schools, the press service of Rossotrudnichestvo in Azerbaijan stated.
It was organized by the Russian embassy in Baku, the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo, the Russian community and the Association of Teachers of Russian-speaking Educational Facilities of Azerbaijan.
23 educational institutions of Azerbaijan, which launched the Russian crafts exhibition, became finalists.
"We often talk about multiculturalism in Azerbaijan, and about public diplomacy in Russia. These concepts are inseparable, they mutually enrich the meaning of the first and second concepts," the representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in Azerbaijan, Valentin Denisov, said.
"You've learned a lot about Russia and your Russian counterparts learned a lot about Azerbaijan," Trend cited the chairman of the Russian Community of Azerbaijan, Mikhail Zabelin, as saying.
They announced a start of the second phase of the project in January next year, during which Russian students will study the cities and regions of Azerbaijan. The All-Russian Azerbaijan Congress and its regional structures will join the organizers.
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."