Dialogues and Conflicts of Cultures in the Changing World : The 21st International Likhachov Scientific Conference, May 25–26, 2023. – St. Petersburg : SPbUHSS, 2024. – 146 p., il. – ISBN 978-5-7621-1249-9.

The Proceedings of the 21st International Likhachov Scientific Conference held on May 25–26, 2023 in St. Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences were published in the present collection in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation V. V. Putin No. 587, May 23, 2001 “On perpetuating the memory of Dmitry Sergeyevich Likhachov”. Representatives of 11 countries took part in the 21st Conference.

The 44 authors of the collection include prominent national scientists, members of the Russian Academy of Sciences: А. А. Akayev, Al. A. Gromyko, A. A. Guseynov, A. S. Zapesotsky, Т. Ya. Khabrieva, V. A. Chereshnev and others; the heads of academic institutions and research centres, university professors, well-known state and public figures, representatives of mass media: Member of the State Council of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia M. V. Shmakov, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Federation Council A. I. Denisov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Culture Ye. G. Drapeko, Deputy Head of the “United Russia” party faction in the State Duma A. K. Isaev, Rector of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation A. V. Yakovenko, Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary M. V. Zakharova, Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation (2000–2020) N. S. Bondar, Director of the Higher School of Translation and Interpreting at Lomonosov Moscow State University N. K. Garbovsky, First Deputy Director General of the Russian News Agency TASS M. S. Gusman, Chairman of the Committee on Science and Higher Edu cation of the Government of St. Petersburg A. S. Maksimov and others.

Foreign authors of the collection include Deputy Minister of Information of Belarus I. I. Buzovsky, President of the Geneva International Peace Research Institute (GIPRI) G. Galice, international expert (Philippines) J. M. De Vega, Professor Emeritus at the Australian National University A. Kevin, President of the United Chamber of Industry and Commerce “Switzerland – Russia” G. Mettan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Iran to the Russian Federation (2013–2019) M. Sanaei; professors: S. Atlagić (Serbia), Ch. Goddard (United Kingdom), H. Köchler (Austria), O. Roqueplo (France), J. Stokseth (Norway) and others.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin highly appreciates the role of the Likhachov Conference: this scientific forum is “distinguished by a rich agenda, the interested participation of famous scientists and politicians, public figures, representatives of culture and art. This allows us to conduct a productive dialogue on the most important problems of our time, substantive discussion of ways to solve them, taking into account the full range of opinions.”

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