Russia - the Islamic world: a cultural bridge

Russia - the Islamic world: a cultural bridge

Organizers-partners: Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Kazan State Institute of Culture, FSBEI HE (Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education)

Venue: the city of Kazan, IEC KAZAN EXPO IEC, Hall 13

Moderators: Fazleeva Leyla Rinatovna, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan.


Akhmadiyeva Roza Shaykhaydarovna, Rector of the Kazan State Institute of Culture, FSBEI HE;

Ayupova Irada Khafizyanovna, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan;

Mirzosharif Abdusalomov, Head of the Department for the Protection and Use of the Historical and Cultural Heritage, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan;

Fattakhov Rifat Akhmetovich, Director of the Public Foundation of Tatar Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan named after Rashit Vagapov;

Hans-Joachim Frei, Founder of MUNDUS-GALA, President of the International Dresden Opera Ball, artistic director of “Sirius”, the “Talent and Success” Foundation in Sochi, adviser to the General Director of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia;

Aniset Gabriel Kochofa, General Director of the International Coordinating Council of Alumni of Educational Institutions (INCORVUZ-XXI), High Commissioner for International Cooperation, Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Economic Cooperation Organization;

Miralisher Javlon ugli Karimov, Deputy Chairman of the National Cultural Autonomy of Uzbeks of the Republic of Tatarstan for culture and sports;

Sevil Kerimova, PhD (Philosophy), Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Art;

Parviz Khodjaev, Vice-President of the Petronics Canadian Holding, the Republic of Tajikistan;

Shirin Atayeva, artist of the first category of the Turkmen State Puppet Theater;

Evgeny Nikolaevich Morozov, Resident of the United Arab Emirates from 2022, Organizer of concerts, festivals and cultural events in Emirates, co-organizer of the Dresden Opera Ball, Dubai Classics, the Concert Series of the Russian Federation Stars and World Classics;

Berlian Helmi, Deputy Head of the Diplomatic Mission of the Republic of Indonesia Embassy in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus;

Oksana Fedorova, main host of the Dubai Opera Ball, 2022, Miss Universe, TV presenter, laureate of international competitions.


Currently, there are 22 UNESCO cultural heritage sites and 19 intangible heritage sites in Azerbaijan.

Long-term state programs for the formation of a favorable image of the country are focused on the event tourism.

More than 4 thousand students from Uzbekistan study in Tatarstan, almost 49 thousand in Russia.

There is a turn towards authenticity and national products.

It is necessary to raise awareness and respect for the culture of diversity, increase public understanding of values, customs, cultures, and demonstrate mutual respect for the culture and history of our countries.

Space must be given to the private sector to play a role in the promotion of cultural values.

The proposals: to revive the Peoples' Friendship Society, to revive the practice of cultural festivals, to create a unified portal regarding the culture of the peoples living in the CIS, to establish an international award in the field of cultural initiatives.