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SGA-ASPE Event "Brexit - ordered or chaotic" Zurich - November 6, 2018

On November 6 there was an event of the "Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Aussenpolitik(SGA-ASPE)" (Swiss Assoziation on Foreign Policy) "Brexit - ordered or chaotic" in the University of Zurich. The event was organized together with the Institute of Europe of the University. The event started with presentations by Jonathan Djanogly - Tory Member of UK Parliament, Haig Simonian - journalist and author, Gerald Hosp - NZZ editor and author, Christa Markwalder - CH-National Counsilor and president SGA-ASPE. The event concluded with a panel discussion of the speakers moderated by Markus Mugglin (SGA-ASPE). The speakers reported about the present status of the negotiations with the European Union and their expectations about the final outcome. The bad information of the british electorate about the consequences of an exit from the European Union was criticized, but Jonathan Djanogly said that he expects the same outcome if there would be a new referendum now.
Dr. Rolf Clauberg, member of SGA-ASPE, attended the event accompanied by his wife Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg.


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Panel discussion: f.l.t.r. Haig Simonian, Jonathan Djanogly, Gerald Hosp, Christa Markwalder, moderator Markus Mugglin


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Inside University of Zurich, the conference room was at the upper level left


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Plate within the conference room honoring the 1946 speech by Winston Churchill in this room


IKF at the event
Dr. Rolf Clauberg and Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg of IKF


IKF at the event
Dr. Rolf Clauberg of IKF

Russian-German Cultural and Business Forum in Novosibirsk - October 23-25, 2018

From October 23 to 25, the Russian-German Cultural and Business Forum took place at the Expo Center in Novosibirsk, Russia. Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg was invited to the panel discussion on Public Diplomacy, where she reported on the development of her humanitarian project "International Diplomatic Forum". Dr. Rolf Clauberg was invited to the general panel discussion, together with Eduard Prinz von Anhalt, a relative of the Russian Empress Catherine the Great, and Vladimir Teslenko, the founder of the museum "Zarin Katherina die Grosse" in Anhalt-Zerbst. Catherine the Great was born as Princess Sophie Auguste Friederike of Anhalt-Zerbst. Dr. Rolf Clauberg participated both as president of InterKulturForum GmbH and as Visiting Professor of the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow. The panel discussed economic, cultural and scientific relations between Russia and Germany as well as the possibilities of improving these relations. Reports about the forum in German appeared e.g. in the Organization of the Germans of Russia in Novosibirsk. Reports about the general panel discussion in Russian at the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow and the Russian magazine Российская Газета.


General panel discussion
General panel discussion: f.l.t.r. Eduard Prinz von Anhalt, Moderator, Dr. Rolf Clauberg, Wladimir Teslenko


IKF at the Forum in Novosibirsk
IKF at the Forum in Novosibirsk


Rolf Clauberg within the Novosibirsk-Expocenter
Dr. Rolf Clauberg within the Novosibirsk-Expocenter

Reception in the recidence of the Swiss Ambassador in Moskow - 10 September 2018

On September 10, 2018, Yves Rossier, the Swiss ambassador to Russia, gave a reception with the presentation of a series of books on Frédéric-César de la Harpe, the Swiss teacher of the Russian Emperor Alexander I.
Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg and Dr. Rolf Clauberg were invited to this event.


Ambassador Yves Rossier and the authors of the books
Ambassador Yves Rossier and the authors of the books


Ambassador Yves Rossier and the authors of the books


Ambassador Yves Rossier and the authors of the books


Ambassador Yves Rossier and his dog
Ambassador Yves Rossier and his dog

200th anniversary of the great russian writer Ivan Turgenev in Baden-Baden and Zurich - July 11-13, 2018

As part of the 200th anniversary celebrations of the great Russian writer, publicist and playwright Ivan Turgenev, the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs held "Turgenev Events" in the German city of Baden-Baden and the Swiss city of Zurich from 10 to 13 July 2018. The main theme was - «Russia and Europe in the work of Ivan Turgenev». Turgenev (born November 9, 1818 at Orjol / Russia, died on September 18, 1883 in Bougival near Paris) lived from 1863 to 1870 in Baden-Baden and is considered one of the most influential writers of Russian realism. He is not only seen as a Russian but also as a European writer. He also participated in the First International Congress of Writers in Paris in 1878 (Congrès littéraire international de Paris 1878) and was friends with many European writers, including Gustave Flaubert, Émile Zola, Victor Hugo, Guy de Maupassant, Alphonse Daudet, Prosper Mérimée , Paul Heise and Theodor Storm. The collection of his stories had an even greater influence on the development of literature than his novels.
The events included a "Literary Salon" with lectures in the fireplace room of the Hotel Atlantic in Baden-Baden, a handover of books from or about Turgenev within the city-library of Baden-Baden, and another event with lectures at the Hotel St. Gotthard in Zurich. Both at the Hotel Atlantic in Baden-Baden as well as in the hotel St. Gotthard in Zurich, the movie "The Noble Nest" after the novel by Turgenev was shown to the participants (russian with german subtitles).
The events were financially supported by the Honorary Consulate of Russia in Lausanne, the Russian Federal Agency Rossotrudnichestvo, the Foundation Russian World and the International Public Fund "Russian Peace Fund". InterKulturForum GmbH has within the scope of its goal to promote international cultural exchange, organizationally and logistically supported these events and related preparations.


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Old painting showing Ivan Turgenev


Our group at the bust of Turgenev in Baden-Baden
Our group with Renate Effern (Chairwoman of the Deutsche Turgenev Gesellschaft e.V.) and Elena Ronina (dep. chairwoman of the Turgenev Society in Moscow) at the bust of Turgenev in Baden-Baden


Handover of books in city library Baden-Baden
Handover of books in city library Baden-Baden - f.l.t.r.: Vice-rector Dr. Oleg Ivanov, city council member Armin Schöpflin, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Chauré, Mrs. Sigrid Münch


Our group in front of the city library
Our group in front of the city library - f.l.t.r.: Dr. Vassili Stoykov, Dr. Rolf Clauberg, Dr. Oleg Ivanov, Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg, Dr. Elena Kytovoya, Dr. Evgeny Kytovoy


Welcoming speech - Consul Kupalova
Welcoming speech by Tatiana Kupalova, consul of the Russian consulate-general in Frankfurt a.M.


Reading of Greetings
Dr. Vassili Stoykov and Dr. Rolf Clauberg present the welcome words of Leonid Slutzki, chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the State Duma of Russia, in russian and german


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Welcoming speech by Renate Effern, chairwoman of "Turgenev Gesellschaft in Deutschland". Also shown: Dr. Ludwig Huber as Ivan Turgenev


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Presentation by Retired ambassador Prof. Dr. E. Kytovoy


Prof. Dr. O. Ivanov and Dr. R. Clauberg
Presentation by Prof. Dr. Oleg Ivanov (in russian) with translation by Dr. R. Clauberg


Dr. T.-E. Tischner
Report about other Turgenev projects in Germany in 2018 by vice-president of the Turgenev Gesellschaft Dr. Tatjana-Emilia Tischner


Dr. René Alexander Lohs
Presentation by Dr. René Alexander Lohs, chairman of "Deutsch-Russische Kulturgesellschaft e.V.", Baden-Baden.


Prof. Dr. Rolf-Dieter Kluge
Presentation by Prof. Dr. Rolf-Dieter Kluge, University of Tübingen (emeritus), chairman of "Deutsche Tschechov-Gesellschaft e.V."


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Musical entertainment by Yaroslava Golovanova


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Participants of the event - in front at the far right: Ivan Soltanovsky, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, left next to him: Pavel Isvolski, Director Russian House in Berlin


Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg in Zürich
Opening of the event in Zurich by Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg


Sergei Garmonin in Zürich
Welcome speech of the ambassador of the Russian Federation in Switzerland - Sergei Garmonin


Participants in Zurich
Participants in Zurich: front row right side: Ambassador Garmonin, his wife Elena Garmonina, Dr. Pierre Helg - former ambassador of Switzerland in Russia, Dr. Evgeny Kytovoy - retired ambassador, his wife Dr. Elena Kytovoya


Goodbye picture in Zürich
Goodbye picture with a part of the participants in Zürich

50 years "Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Aussenpolitik SGA-ASPE (Swiss Society for Foreign Policy)" - 15.06.2018 - Bernese town hall


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Opening speech by Dr. Gret Haller - chairwoman of the society


Honory guest Dr. Heinz Fischer
Honory guest Dr. Heinz Fischer, Federal President a.D. of the Republic of Austria


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Christoph Neuhaus, President of the Canton of Bern


Federal Councilor Ignazio Cassis
Federal Councilor Ignazio Cassis


President Swiss Institute for Foreign Studies
Dr. Martin Meyer, President Swiss Institute for Foreign Studies


Ambassador of the European Union
Michael Matthiessen, Ambassador of the European Union


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Handover of the presidency from Dr. Gret Haller to Christa Markwalder


Christa Markwalder, National Councilor and new President of the SGA-ASPE
Christa Markwalder, National Councilor and new President of the SGA-ASPE


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Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg and Dr. Rolf Clauberg at the 50-year anniversary of SGA-ASPE

On June 15, the "Swiss Society for Foreign Policy SGA-ASPE" celebrated its 50th anniversary. The festive event took place in the town hall of Bern. Dr. Gret Haller, the president of SGA-ASPE, opened the event. After this there followed a greeting speech by Christoph Neuhaus, President of the Canton of Bern, a film about 50 years of SGA-ASPE, a speech by Dr. Heinz Fischer, the former Federal President of the Republic of Austria, a message of welcome from Federal Councilor Ignazio Cassis, the head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Other speeches were given by Michael Matthiessen, the Ambassador of the European Union and Dr. Martin Meyer, President of the Swiss Institute for Foreign Studies. Finally, there was the handover of the presidency of Dr. Gret Haller to National Councilor Christa Markwalder. Previously, on the same day during the General Assembly of the SGA-ASPE, Christa Markwalder had been elected as the new president of SGA-ASPE. As a member of the SGA-ASPE, Dr. Rolf Clauberg participated both in the General Assembly and in the following ceremony. He was accompanied by his wife Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg.

Russian national holiday and opening match of the FIFA World Cup - 14.06.2018 - Bellevue Palace Hotel Bern


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Opening speech by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation his Excellency Sergei Garmonin


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IKF at this Event


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Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg and Dr. Rolf Clauberg with his Excellency Sergei Gamonin and his wife Elena Garmonina


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Participants of the event


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Dr. Rolf Clauberg on the balcony of the Bellevue Palace

For June 14, 2018, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation his Excellency Sergei Garminin and his wife Elena Garmonina had invited to a reception at the Bellevue Palace Hotel in Bern. Purpose was the celebration of the Russian National Holiday from June 12 and the opening game of the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Present were members of the Diplomatic Corps and other invited guests.

70 years "Gesellschaft für Aussenpolitik e.V" in Germany - 12.06.2018 - Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich


Opening speech by Dr. Hrost Mahr
Opening speech by Dr. Horst Mahr - Chairman of the assoziation


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The speakers f.l.t.r.: Georg Eisenreich, Dr. Horst Mahr, Nils Annen, Prof. Dr. Martin Wirsing


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IKF at the event


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Prof. Dr. Natalia-Maslakova-Clauberg and Dr. Rolf Clauberg with Dr. Horst Mahr


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Prof. Dr. Natalia-Maslakova-Clauberg and Dr. Rolf Clauberg with Dr. Horst Mahr

On June 12 2018 the German "Gesellschaft für Aussenpolitik" (Foreign Affairs Assoziation) celebrated her 70-year anniversity under the patronage of the Bavarian Prime Minister. The ceremony took place in the large auditorium of the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) in Munich. Dr. Horst Mahr, since many years the chairman of the assoziation, opened the event. Afterwards there were speeches by Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Martin Wirsing, Vicepresident of the LMU, Georg Eisenreich, MdL and Bavarian Minister of State for Digital, Media, and Europe, as well as by Niels Annen, MdB and Minister of State at the Foreign Office. Between the speeches played the mountain music corps of the Bundeswehr.
Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg and Dr. Rolf Clauberg had been invited to this event.

"Transformation of International Relations in the 21st Century: Challenges and Prospects" - International conference 27 April 2018 Diplomatic Academy, Moskow


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Opening session : first picture f.l.t.r.: Vice-rector Prof. Dr. Oleg Ivanov, Plenipotentiary Minister of the Embassy of the Austrian Republic in Russia Stefan Weidinger, Deputy Director in the Russian Foreign Ministry Oleg Krasnitsky, second picture 3.-5. f.l: the participants from Switzerland - Dr. Alexander Lambert, Dr. Rolf Clauberg, Dr. Gabriel Galice


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Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg in the International Diplomatic Forum

On April 27 2018 the fourth annual international conference on the transformation of international relations in the 21st century took place in the Diplomatic Academy Moscow: "Requirements and perspectives". Scientists, diplomats, and aspirants from various countries participated in this conference. Within the scope of the conferene also took place the "International Diplomatic Forum" with the topic: "The role of Public Diplomacy in the development of international dialogue in times of crisis. Questions of 'historical memory' and intercultural communication."

100 years Russian Revolution of 1917 in the Swiss National Museum - Zurich 21. April 2017


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InterKulturForum is an official partner of the Diplomatic Academy Moscow in the organization of the humanitarian project "International Diplomatic Seminar" in the area of public diplomacy. This year the events were dedicated to the historical date of the 100 years anniversary of the Russian Revolution. At the 21st April 2017 in the Swiss National Museum in Zurich russian and swiss experts discussed current assessments of the russian revolution of 1917 by historians, political scientists, and diplomats. Presenters included Vice-rector Prof. Dr. Oleg Ivanov from the Diplomatic Academy, Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg, Prof. Dr. Boris Guseletov of the Europe-Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Anatoly Blinov representative of the foundation "Russian World", and Prof. Dr. Alexandre Lambert of the Geneva School of Diplomatics. The discussions showed a very strong interest in the topic and partly very different assessments of the revolution of 1917.

"Transformation of International Relations in the 21st Century: requirements and perspectives" - International conference 27+28 April 2017 Diplomatic Academy, Moskow


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On April 27 and 28 2017 the third annual international conference on the transformation of international relations in the 21st century took place in the Diplomatic Academy Moscow: "Requirements and perspectives". This event was conducted with the support of the InterKulturForum GmbH and the foundation for public diplomacy of A. Gorchakov. Scientists, diplomats, and aspirants from various countries participated in this conference. The conference contained 4 panel discussions and 8 round table discussions. One of the round table discussions was organized together with the Youth-parliament of the Russian state duma on the topic "Public Diplomacy and international parliamentarism: crisis management". The participants discussed the current tendencies in the evolution of international relations. They considered this a very productive and interesting conference and plan to continue the dialog.

100 years Russian Revolution of 1917 in the Diplomatic Academy - Moscow 25. September 2017


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Opening speech by Prof. Dr. Evgeny Bazhanov



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Swiss Ambassador Yves Rossier



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Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg



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Dr. Rolf Clauberg


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On September 25 2017 there was a conference within the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow with support from the Swiss Embassy in Moscow. The topic was the russian revolution from 1917. After the opening of the conference by Prof. Dr. Evgeny Bazhanov president of the Diplomatic Academy as well as the reading of a welcome message from the russian foreign minister Sergey Lavros, and a welcoming speech by the swiss embassador Yves Rossier, russian and swiss scientists reported and discussed their judgment of the factors leading to the revolution and the international impact of the revolution of 1917. Dr. Andreas Spillmann, the director of the Swiss National Museum provided an overview of the museum and Ms. Pascale Meyer, the curator of the museum, reported on the exhibition about the russian revolution of 1917 within the Swiss National Museum. Experts reported about their judgement of the February and the October revolution. It was observed that even after 100 years there is no unique judgement about this revolution. Contributions were from Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg the leader of the center for Public Diplomacy and World Cultures of the Diplomatic Academy, Prof. Dr. Boris Guseletov from the Europe-Institute of the Russian Scientific Academy, Anatoly Blinov representative of the Foundation Russian World, Prof. Dr. Victor Ischenko the deputy director of the Institute of General History of the Russian Scientific Academy, and Dr. Rolf Clauberg the representative of InterKulturForum GmbH.

Firmenapero of the Craft and trade association ("Handwerk- und Gewerbevereins") Thalwil - 1. November 2017


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Opening speech by mayor Märk Fankhauser


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Podiumsdiscussion


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Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg of IKF


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Dr. Rolf Clauberg of IKF

On 1. November 2017 the Handwerk- und Gewerbeverein (HGV) (craft and trade association Thalwil hold its annual apero for local companies in the Schützenhalle in Thalwil. For the first time InterKulturForum GmbH participated in this event. After the opening of the event by Gemeindepräsident Märk Fankhauser and the president of the HGV Marc Hofstetter, there was a podiums discussion about the basics of the company landscape in Thalwil.