02 November / 2018

On the participation of Mrs. Olga Bogacheva in the 6th World Congress of Russian Compatriots living abroad

Fr om 30 October to 1 November 2018 the President of the Coordinative Council of Russian Compatriots in Mauritius Mrs. Olga Bogacheva visited Moscow within the framework of the 6th World Congress of Russian Compatriots living abroad.

The Forum was held with the participation of more than 400 heads and activists of public associations of Russian compatriots from 98 countries, representatives of Federal legislative and executive authorities, executive authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation as well as Russian foundations and nongovernmental organizations.

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin spoke at the opening of the Congress. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov addressed the Congress with a welcoming speech.

The participants of the Forum received special messages from the Chairperson of the Federal Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation V.Matvienko, the Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation V. Volodin as well as from the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill etc.

Within the framework of the Congress various discussions were held on the most vital matters such as the protection of rights and legal interests of compatriots, issues of Russian language preservation, role of the Mass Medias, development of youth movements and economic relations of foreign associations of compatriots with Russia.

Addressing to other delegates during session “Preservation of the Russian language: support the Russian-language education and culture”, Olga Bogacheva expressed her concern about the decrease of motivation to learn Russian among the children from mixed marriages and appealed to work jointly on finding new more efficient working methods as well as to create a media platform, which would allow Russian-speaking youngsters living in any part of the world to communicate with each other.

In the course of the trip, she held a meeting with the Rector of the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute in order to discuss possible ways of promoting Russian language in Mauritius. Olga Bogacheva was also received by H.E. the Ambassador of Mauritius to Russia Mr. M.Khemloliva and the Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy Mr.J.Bissoondoyal. During the discussion an understanding concerning the necessity of working jointly on the Russian-Mauritian cultural projects and the promotion of Russian language and culture in the Republic of Mauritius was reached.

Mrs. Bogacheva also visited the office of the International Center for Children «Artek» wh ere she made arrangements for Mauritian youngsters to participate in several youth events in Russia.

During the ordinary meeting of the Coordinative Council of Russian Compatriots in Mauritius which will be held in the beginning of December 2018 Olga Bogacheva will give more details on her fruitful visit to Moscow.