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A youth mini-forum  was held at UNN on 25 May 2022. It was attended by more than 30 school students-finalists of the project "Young Diplomat School", as well as international students-volunteers, representatives of the academic community and international services of Lobachevsky University. The meeting was moderated by Konstantin Kemaev, Head of the UNN International Cooperation Office.

One of the key mentors of the project, Alexander Bedny, Vice-Rector for International Affairs, addressed the participants from different corners of the Nizhny Novgorod region with welcoming remarks. 

"I am very pleased to welcome you at Lobachevsky University. The university is not only about education and science, but, first and foremost, it is a place where people create and where new ideas are born. We hope that from the example of Lobachevsky University, where representatives of more than 100 countries come to study, you will understand what an international university means, you will feel the opportunities for your future career and become real internationalists!" - said Alexander Bedny.

During the information session, leading expert lecturers Denis Leushkin (Institute of International Relations and World History) and Lyudmila Makarova (Institute of Philology and Journalism) told the participants about the development of international tourism in modern conditions and the work of a journalist specializing in international affairs in combating misinformation and fake news. 

School students took part in a history business game "Versailles-1919". They also had master classes in fact-checking, Japanese and Chinese calligraphy, Egyptian history and Arabic. At the end of the meeting, participants and university students suggested holding such meetings on a regular basis, in particular, in the format of Russian-English and Russian-French language clubs at the UNN House of International Friendship.

The Young Diplomat School project is being implemented on the initiative of the Department of International Relations of the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod region in cooperation with the Representative Office of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Nizhny Novgorod region. It is aimed to attract talented young people planning to get involved in international activities to the leading Nizhny Novgorod universities. Among the mentors of the project are  Alexander Bedny, UNN Vice Rector for International Affairs, and Mikhail Rykhtik, Director of the UNN Institute of International Relations and World History.