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Online colloquium "Coronavirus Pandemic: in Business, Society and International Relations" - November 30th - December 1st 2020

Company «InterKulturForum» organized, together with the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN-University), the First Swiss-Russian academic colloquium on the topic: "The coronavirus pandemic: in the economy, society and international relations", which took place online on November 30 and December 1, 2020 at the ZOOM platform. Conference language was English. During the colloquium, a free and independent discussion took place on the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic in different countries of the world, on its negative impact on the global economy, the development of small and medium-sized businesses, the travel industry and the hotel business. Representatives of leading Swiss, Liechtenstein, and Russian universities, scientific centers, associations, as well as cultures and business structures presented their reports. The conclusion made by the participants of the colloquium was that humanity has entered a new stage in the global transformation of the world and the transition to a new digital space.

Moderators:

from the Swiss side - Ph.D., Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg, IKF and President of the Association for Intercultural Dialogue and Strategic Studies (Zurich)
from the Russian side - Doctor of Economics, Professor Viktor Efremov, head of the Department of Management, RUDN-University.

Experts from the Swiss side:

Experts from the Russian side:


Picture Participants
Participants of the colloquium at 30.11.2020


Picture Participants
Participants of the colloquium at 30.11.2020


Picture Participants
Participants of the colloquium at 30.11.2020


Picture Participants
Participants of the colloquium at 01.12.2020


Picture Participants
Participants of the colloquium at 01.12.2020


Picture Participants
Participants of the colloquium at 01.12.2020


picture - Invitation
Official invitation to the colloquium

Festive concert - Paris, France, 12/12/2019

On 12 December 2019, a festive concert was held as part of the humanitarian project in the area of ​​public diplomacy "Dialogues on a Culture of Peace", as part of the International Decade for the Approaching Cultures of UNESCO. The event was sponsored by the official partner of the organization, the Russian Peace Foundation , and with the participation of the International Ballet Competition Federation and the company "InterKulturForum GmbH". The author and head of the project is Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg. The event took place in the Permanent Mission of Russia to UNESCO as a musical evening. Russian Permanent Representative to UNESCO Alexander Kusnezov made a welcoming speech to the guests of the event - representatives of the UNESCO Secretariat, Ambassadors and diplomats of the permanent missions to UNESCO, as well as compatriots. The concert was performed by young Russian musicians, winners of international competitions and festivals - Diana Pasko (violin), Elena Tarasova (piano) and Dmitry Silvian (cello). The artists performed works by Russian and foreign composers - P. Tchaikovsky, I. Strawinsky, S. Rachmaninov, N.Rimsky-Korsakov, J. S. Bach, J. Massenet and others.


Picture - Invitation
Official invitation to the concert.


Picture - artists and organizers
Artists and organizers - f.l.t.r.: Dmitry Silvian, Diana Pasko, Elena Tarasova, Ambassador Alexander Kusnezov, Sergey Usanov (Generaldirector of the International Federation of Ballet Competitions), Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg, Dr. Rolf Clauberg


Picture - the audience
The audience.


Picture - Opening speech
Opening speech by the ambassador.


Picture - Organizers and artists
Organizers and artists - f.l.t.r.: Dr. Rolf Clauberg, Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg, Sergey Usanov, Elena Tarasova, Diana Pasko


Picture - Cello and piano
Combined action of cello and piano.


Violin and Piano
Combined action of violin and piano.


Thanks to the artists
Thanks to the artists.

Festive Concert for the 300th Anniversary of the Principality of Liechtenstein - Vaduz, 25.11.2019

On 25 November 2019, the Liechtenstein National Museum (Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein) organized a cultural event dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the Principality as part of the project Diplomacy and Culture. It was attended by political and public figures as well as prominent figures from science and culture and representatives of the diplomatic corps from different countries.
The event was opened by the director of the National Museum Liechtenstein, Rainer Volkommer, and the ambassador of the Russian Federation in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Sergey Garmonin. The event was held with the support of the Russian Embassy in Switzerland, the Russian Peace Fund and the participation of the Swiss company InterKulturForum GmbH.
The concert was attended by UNESCO Peace Artist, pianist Sergey Markarov and pianist Sofia Laine. The event was moderated by historian and diplomat Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg (representative of the Russian Peace Fund in Switzerland and in Liechtenstein).
For the anniversary, the Russian side presented the National Museum of Liechtenstein with the image "Festive lights of St. Petersburg" by the artist Mikhail Shichanov-Kublitsky, that the Russian ambassador in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Sergey Garmonin, handed over.


Invitation
Official invitation to the concert.


Opening ceremony
Opening of the concert.


handover of painting
Handover of a painting from Saint Petersburg to the Liechtenstein National Museum by His Excellency the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Sergey Garmonin (left). Prof. Dr. Rainer Vollkommer (right), the director of the Landesmuseum, receives the picture.


Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg and Sofia Laine
Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg and Sofia Laine.


Abschluss des Konzerts
Conclusion of the concert. F.l.t.r.: Sofia Laine, Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg, Sergey Markarov, Prof. Dr. Rainer Vollkommer

Concert for the 150th anniversary of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz - 24.11.2019

On November 24, 2019, a festive event on "Dialogues on a Culture of Peace" took place in the Swiss city of Bad Ragaz, marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of the legendary spa complex "Grand Resort Bad Ragaz" and its architect Bernhard Simon. He visited the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg and built a series of famous houses for the Russian aristocracy in the city on the River Neva. In memory of his activities in St. Petersburg, he included three Russian-style houses in the plan of the resort complex - Villa Gagarin, Villa Hermitage and Villa Solitude. Members of the royal Family of the Romanov dynasty were here repeatedly, especially Elena Pavlovna Romanova, the sister-in-law of Emperor Nicholas I, who called Bernhard Simon "a little Napoleon among the architects".
With this event, the company "InterKulturForum GmbH" launched the project "Diplomacy and Culture" - a public culture and discussion platform whose aim is to develop innovative forms in the international cultural dialogue of cooperation.
The music event was attended by pianist and UNESCO peace artist Sergey Markarov and pianist Sofia Laine. The event was moderated by historian and diplomat Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg (representative of the Russian Peace Fund in Switzerland and Liechtenstein).
The event included talks between representatives of Russian culture and art abroad, especially about Sergei Rachmaninoff and Igor Strawinsky, who lived and worked in Switzerland. As a gift for the anniversary, the Russian Peace Foundation donated to the hotel the image "Festive lights of St. Petersburg" by the artist Mikhail Shikhanov-Kublitsky (member of the Union of Artists of Russia, involved in the painting of Orthodox churches in Russia and Serbia). The event was supported by the Embassy of Russia in Switzerland, the Russian Peace Fund (member of the UNESCO ECOSOC) and the international organization UNESCO.

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Invitation
Invitation


Our group
Our complete group in Bad Ragaz and Liechtenstein: f.l.t.r. Dr. Rolf Clauberg, Prof. Dr. Natalia-Maslakova-Clauberg, Sergey Markarov, Sofia Laine, Dr. Peter Buchmann.


Opening
Opening of the event, Moderator Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg.


Introduction of Sergey Markarov
Presentation of Sergey Markarov by Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg.


Sergey Markarov at piano
Sergey Markarov.


Sofia Laine
Sofia Laine.


The artists and the moderator
The artists and the moderator.


Painting for Grand Resort Bad Ragaz
The painting for Grand Resort Bad Ragaz.

40th Session of the General Conference of UNESCO at Paris Headquarters - Paris, France, 12.-27. November 2019

Representatives of the company InterKulturForum GmbH participated in the 40th General Conference of UNESCO, which took place from 12 to 27 November 2019 at the headquarters of the organization. They participated in various meetings on science, culture and non-governmental organizations. Dr. Rolf Clauberg participated in the events with journalist access. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg participated as an NGO representative of the Russian Peace Foundation part. It was a unique experience of multilateral public diplomacy.


Plenarsitzung
Plenarysession.


Another session
Another session.


Rolf Clauberg
Dr. Rolf Clauberg behind the UNESCO Gen.Conf Logo


Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg
Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg behind the UNESCO Gen.Conf Logo


Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg
Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg in front of the NGO poster


Rolf Clauberg
Dr. Rolf Clauberg with journalist access in a session


Rolf Clauberg
Dr. Rolf Clauberg with journalist access in another session

8th International Cultural Forum in St. Petersburg - St. Petersburg, Russia 14.-16. November 2019

IKF participated in various meetings and events of the VIII. St. Petersburg Cultural Forum this year. The Forum's activities included cultural as well as business aspects, ranging from a lecture by the Russian Minister of Culture, discussions on financing start-up companies to a choral concert in the Isaac Cathedral.


Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg
Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg at the Cultural Forum


Rolf Clauberg
Dr. Rolf Clauberg at the Cultural Forum


Rolf Clauberg
Dr. Rolf Clauberg at the Cultural Forum


Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg
Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg at the Cultural Forum


Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg und Mode
Old turkish fashion at the Cultural Forum


Panel discussion
Panel discussion


Vortrag
Lecture by the Minister of Culture


Vortrag
Choral concert in the cathedral

Celebration of the 290th birthday of Catherine the Great - Zerbst, 3 June 2019

On June 3, 2019, as the beginning of longer-lasting ceremonies in Zerbst an event took place in the home-castle of Princess Sophie Auguste Friederike of Anhalt-Zerbst, the later Russian Empress Catherine II (called the Great) on the occasion of the Empress's 290th anniversary. The event started with a seminar about the historical and diplomatic relations between Russia and Germany and finished with a classical concert of young Russian artists. InterKulturForum GmbH was one of the organizers of the event and Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg of IKF the project leader and moderator of the seminar. Presentations in the seminar were given by the former Russian Ambassador to Germany, Vladimir Grinin, the former Russian Ambassador Vladimir Polenov, Dr. Rolf Clauberg of IKF, Eduard Prince of Anhalt, and Vladimir Teslenko, the founder of the museum "Katharina die Grosse" in Zerbst. The concert was funded by the Russian Open Sea Foundation, which was represented by Mrs Elena Havandeeva. The artists were tenor Alexander Fedorov and the pianist Ksenia Fedoruk.
On June 5, 2019, another meeting took place in Berlin with Mr. Martin Hoffmann, the Executive Board Member of the German-Russian Forum e.V. and Mrs. Elena von Fumetti from the program area Culture of the Forum. The topic was the future cooperation with the German-Russian Forum.


Opening speech by the Mayor of Zerbst
Opening speech by the Mayor of Zerbst, Mr. Andreas Dittmann.


Moderator Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg
Moderator and director of the project, Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg


Presentation by the former Russian Ambassador in Germany - Vladimir Grinin
Presentation by the former Russian Ambassador in Germany - Vladimir Grinin


Presentation by Dr. Rolf Clauberg
Presentation by Dr. Rolf Clauberg


group picture
Group picture of the actors: standing f.r.t.l. Elena Havandeeva, Vladimir Polenov, Vladimir Grinin, Andreas Dittmann, Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg, Rolf Clauberg, and Eduard Prince of Anhalt


Bild mit Wladimir Teslenko
Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg and Elena Havandeeva with the founder of the museum "Katharina die Grosse" in Zerbst, Mr. Wladimir Teslenko and his wife


Classical concert of Russian artists
Classical concert of Russian artists - Alexander Fedorov (tenor), Ksenia Fedoruk (piano)


Meeting with Martin Hoffmann
Meeting with Martin Hoffmann, managing director of the German-Russian Forum e.V. in Berlin - f.l.t.r. Dr. Rolf Clauberg, Ambassador (ret.) Vladimir Grinin, Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg, Martin Hoffmann, Ambassador (ret.) Vladimir Polenov,Vice-Rector Oleg Ivanov from the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow, Elena Havandeeva

Ambassadors Meeting in the framework of the Xth Eurasian Economic Youth Forum "Russia-Asia-Africa-Latin America" - Yekaterinburg, Russia, April 19, 2019

On April 19, in Yekaterinburg, a meeting of 9 ambassadors, 2 deputy foreign ministers, and 4 other diplomatic representatives was hold on the subject of "Public Diplomacy as a form of trust-building dialogue in the global economy". An important point of discussion was the role of the youth for the development of future economic relations. Participants in the meeting were from Senegal, Nicaragua, Gabon, Cameroon, Panama, Benin, Sierre Leone, Bolivia, Laos, Ivory Coast, Vietnam, Republic of South Africa, Equador, and Russia.
Dr. Rolf Clauberg and Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg from IKF also participated.


Ambassadors meeting
Ambassadors, their representatives, and representatives of the Economic University of the Urals and the Diplomatic Academy Moscow


Ambassadors meeting
At the table f.l.t.r.: Rector of the State Economic University of Urals Prof. Dr. Y. Silin, Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg, Dr. Rolf Clauberg


Ambassadors meeting


Ambassadors meeting


Ambassadors meeting

Zerbst - Preparing for the event for the 290th birthday of Catherine the Great in 2019

On December 19, 2018, Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg and Dr. Rolf Clauberg from InterKulturForum GmbH together with Mr. Alexander Avramenko, deputy director of the Russian House for Science and Culture in Berlin, visited Zerbst / Anhalt, the hometown of the Princess Sophie Auguste Friederike of Anhalt-Zerbst. This princess is better known today as Empress Catherine II (also called the Great) of Russia, born 1729. The purpose of our visit to Zerbst was to discuss the preparation of Catherine the Great's 290th birthday celebrations, which will begin in Zerbst at the beginning of June. As a contribution to this, we are planning a seminar with lectures and discussions on the shared cultural and historical heritage of Germany and Russia by the German princesses, who became Russian Empresses. For this purpose, there were visits to see the local conditions and discussions with the mayor of Zerbst - Mr Andreas Dittmann, Mrs. Antje Rohm, head of the mayors office and responsible for press contacts, culture and tourism, as well as the director of the museum "Catherine the Great" in Zerbst - Mr. Wladimir Teslenko.


Discussion of plans
Discussion: f.l.t.r. Mayor Andreas Dittmann, Mrs. Antje Rohm, Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg, Mr. Alexander Avramenko, Dr. Rolf Clauberg, and Mr. Wladimir Teslenko


Town hall of Zerbst
Left the town hall of Zerbst with the museum of Catherine the Great


A part of old castle area
A part of the old castle area. In front of the building a monument of Catherine the Great


Ruin of the old castle
From the actual old castle stands only an inside partly restored ruin. But in this part are the rooms where the later Catherine the Great grew up.


Statue of Princess Sophie
Statue of Princess Sophie Auguste Friederike from the museum in Zerbst


Statue of Catherine the Great
Statue of Catherine the Great from the museum in Zerbst

International Diplomatic Forum in Bratislava, Slovakia, Dezember 6, 2018

On December 6, 2018, in the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Bratislava, an event of the "International Diplomatic Forum" on "The role of public diplomacy in the discourse of modern international relations" took place. The event was organized with the support of the Russian Embassy in Slovakia and the International Public Foundation "Russian Peace Foundation". The Expert Group of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs consisted of: Vice-Rector for Research Prof. Dr. Oleg Ivanov, Director of the Center for Public Diplomacy, Dialogue of World Cultures and Religions - Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg (Project Leader), and Associate Research Fellow, Visiting Professor Dr. Rolf Clauberg (Switzerland). The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia, non-governmental organizations and foundations. The lively discussion treated issues of relations between Russia, the EU and the US, international security issues and "lessons from the past" in the context of the 20th century world wars. The Slovak side suggested a number of topical issues for the next meeting in Bratislava in 2019.


Rundtisch Diskussion 1
Roundtable discussion in Bratislava


Rundtisch Diskussion 2
Roundtable discussion in Bratislava - at head of table f.l.t.r.: Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Oleg Ivanov, Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg, and Dr. Rolf Clauberg


Bild mit Russischem Botschafter
Within the Russian Embassy in Bratislava: f.l.t.r.: Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-Clauberg, His Excellency the Russian Ambassador Alexej Fedotov, Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Oleg Ivanov, and Dr. Rolf Clauberg

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.


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


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


plate within the conference room
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.


Ivan turgenev
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


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


Prof. Dr. E. Kytovoy
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."


Yaroslava Golovanova
Musical entertainment by Yaroslava Golovanova


p participants of the event
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


Opening speech by Gret Haller
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


President of the Canton of Bern
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


Gret Haller und Christa Markwalder
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


IKF at the event IKF and other participants at the event
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


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


IKF at this Event
IKF at this Event


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


Participants Participants
Participants of the event


R. Clauberg on the balcony of the Bellevue Palace
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


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


N. Maslakova-Clauberg und R. Clauberg
IKF at the event


IKF  mit Horst Mahr
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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Prof. Dr. Natalia Maslakova-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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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.