Students of Euphrosyne Polotskaya State University of Polotsk took part in the Forum of Finalists of the CIS Young Specialists on International Affairs Competition named after A.A. Gromyko - Полоцкий государственный университет имени Евфросинии Полоцкой
The 5th Forum of Finalists of the CIS Young Specialists on International Affairs Competition named after A.A. Gromykowas held in Moscow.
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The participants of the Forum
The event was organized by the Foreign Policy Research Association named after A.A. Gromyko, Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Belarus, with the support of Moscow State Institute of International Relations of Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MSIIR RFMIF), Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), Standing Committee of Union State and the Intergovernmental Foundation for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation.

In 2022, in the CIS Young Specialists on International Affairs Competition named after A.A. Gromyko was attended by 548 young specialists from 11 countries. They presented research works on the development and strengthening of integration within the framework of the Union State of Belarus and Russia, EEU, CIS, Collective Security Treaty Organization, taking into account the diplomatic heritage of A.A. Gromyko. Also, the solutions to the problems of preserving and distorting historical memory were taken into account. As a result, the jury selected 55 participants who reached the final.

The Forum was held at the platforms of he Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State Institute of International Relations of Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The 3rd year students of the Faculty of Finance and Economics Polina Menziak and Diana Shudel (supervisor Banzekulivaho M.Zh., Associate Professor of Business Accounting and Finance, Logistics and Management) reached the final of the Competition.

The programme of the Competition was rich and informative. The platforms worked in such areas as Security in the Eurasian Region, The Union State of Belarus and Russia, The EEU: Economy, The EEU: Socio-humanitarian cooperation, The Great Patriotic War: Problems of preservation and distortion of historical memory.

The finalists of the Competition attended lectures by major Russian and Belarusian state political and public figures, actively participated in round tables and panel discussions on various topics.

In addition, they took a sightseeing tour of Moscow, visited the Zaryadye Park, saw the Kremlin and Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, the Victory Historical Museum, the Bolshoi Theater, etc. The ceremony ended with the awarding of diplomas to all participants of the Forum of Finalists of the CIS Young Specialists on International Affairs Competition named after A.A. Gromyko.

Polina Menziak: 'The CIS Young International Relations Competition is a great opportunity to communicate with young specialists in the field of international economic affairs. At the forum, it was possible to exchange views with colleagues, the youth of the scientific circle on the geopolitical situation within the EEU, CIS, and around the world. It allowed us to consider the situation from different sides, especially with regard to Western sanctions against the Union State of Belarus and Russia. I'm thankful to the organizers of the Competition for such an important and useful large-scale event.'

Diana Shudel: 'It was the first time I took part in such a large-scale international Competition. I really liked it, I was surprised by the level of organization of the event and the interesting teamwork of young specialists from the CIS countries. For the participants, this Competition was as a test. Because to participate, it was necessary to submit an unpublished research work on one of the topics proposed by the organizers of the Competition. Then, at the forum, it was necessary to present a general work written in a team. When we started teamwork, we had to get out of the comfort zone, but it brought some intellectual enrichment. I really enjoyed participating in the Competition and I'm glad to become its finalist. I'm thankful to the organizers for such an educational event.'