The first session of the live video interview series "Promoting International Development. Contribution of Russia'' was held December 10, 2020. The event was organised by the Financial University in cooperation with representatives from the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs (Rossotrudnichestvo) and the Youth Club of Russian Compatriots in the Republic of Cyprus.
The concept of "international development" is often used by politicians, journalists, diplomats and financiers, sometimes in a very loose interpretation. At the same time, it is a well-defined legal and scientific term, underpinned by real forms and instruments of international interaction among different countries. Thus, the Russian Federation and Cyprus promote international development on the basis of international law and their own national legislation.
The series of interviews was opened by Vice-Rector for International Cooperation Alexander Linnikov. In the first interview, the expert explained the basic concepts and categories of international development, provided an overview of its institutional framework, and told about the fundamental rules of international law and Russian laws governing this field.
"The promotion of international development is based on the Constitution and laws of the Russian Federation, the general principles of international law and the international treaties of the Russian Federation, including the UN Charter and documents of other international organisations of the UN system. The Russian Federation is one of the founding countries of the UN, which stands at the origin of the modern system of international law. It laid the foundation to the basic universal human values which are now internationally protected. The Russian educational organisations and Rossotrudnichestvo are always present where our support is needed for the development of education and training of highly qualified national personnel, where our humanitarian assistance is required, and where our experience of social and cultural development can be useful", underlines Alexander Linnikov .
If you have any questions to the expert write at email@example.com, the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in the Republic of Cyprus