“The Russian World and Donbass: from Cooperation to the Integration of Education, Science, Innovation and Culture”

29-31 October 2019, Donetsk

Donetsk National University holds the 2nd International Integrational Forum “The Russian world and Donbass: from cooperation to the integration of education, science, innovation and culture” during 22-25 October 2019.

THE FORUM’S AIM is analysing and defining the methods of solving the topical problems of preserving and further developing the scientific and educational, cultural and informational space shared by Donbass and Russia.


29 October


  • plenary session “Forming and Developing the United Scientific and Educational, Innovative, Cultural and Informational Space of Donbass and Russia”;
  • podium discussions.

30 October

The International Scientific and Practical Conference “The Current Problems of Information Confrontation in the Modern World: Challenges and Threats for Russia and the Russian World”

  • plenary session;
  • roundtable discussions;
  • the opening of the DonNU Military Historical Centre.

31 October

The 4th International Scientific Conference “Donetsk Readings 2019: Education, Science, Innovation, Culture and Present-Day Challenges” (to mark the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Donetsk):

  • plenary session;
  •  sub-forums, roundtable discussions;
  • training sessions, workshops.

1 November

Reviewing the results of the FORUM.



  • to analyse the mechanisms of further integration of the Donetsk People’s Republic into the legal, scientific and educational, cultural and informational framework of Russia;
  • to analyse the current problems of information confrontation in the modern world: challenges and threats for Russia and the Russian World;
  • to promote the Donbass humanitarian affairs with the Russian diplomatic and scientific community in terms of developing international and regional programmes and strategies towards preserving the historical memory and heritage;
  • to create the innovational forms of interregional cooperation between the educational and scientific institutions of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Russian Federation and other countries in scientific and educational, social and economic aspects;
  • to establish the new educational and scientific contacts between scientists, scholars and future specialists in the scientific, educational and cultural spheres of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Russian Federation and other countries.

The programme of the FORUM includes reports, lectures and workshops involving the invited scientists and scholars from the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus, South Ossetia, the Lugansk People’s Republic and other countries, the opening of the DonNU Military Historical Centre, the session of the Regional Department of the International Slavic Academy of Sciences, Education, Art and Culture.

The organization committee of the FORUM invites to participate scientists, scholars, lecturers, teachers and students of scientific and educational institutions, officials, representatives of non-governmental organizations, the mass media and others.

After the aforementioned events, the Proceedings of the FORUM are to be published with their further registration in the RSCI.

Deadline for attendance form and paper submissions: 20 September 2019.

Type of participation: participation in presence and participation in absence (participation in presence fee is due the sending party).

Registration fee: not required.

The entertainment programme for the guests, participants of the FORUM and the citizens of Donetsk includes a concert performed by the orchestra of S. Prokofiev Donetsk State Academy of Music and a stage performance by the student theatre of DonNU to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Donetsk.

In 2018, the Forum gathered together more than 2,000 participants from the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Lugansk People’s Republic, the Russian Federation, South Ossetia, the Republic of Belarus and other countries. The participants of the forum discussed the ways of the Donbass integration into the scientific, educational and cultural space of the Russian Federation; the main approaches, principles and priorities to build the system of the spiritual and moral, civic and patriotic guidance of youth in the present context. The main scientific results were published in the proceedings and presented at the sessions of the scientific conference “Donetsk Readings – 2018”. 


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