Meeting Russia - Unique Independently-Run Public Diplomacy Program for Young Leaders 2018-2019, Russia


December 20, 2018

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Meeting Russia

About the Program

Meeting Russia is a unique independently-run public diplomacy program for young leaders. The program brings together young representatives from academia, government institutions, parliaments, think-tanks, media and private sector of the United States and European countries as well as from Russia.
The three-day program held in Moscow focuses on Russia's foreign policy and its relations with the West. Through meetings with senior Russian officials, top experts and exchanges with their peers, participants have ample opportunity to address critical issues related to Russia's role in world affairs and to connect with a diverse professional community.

Meeting Russia seeks to facilitate dialogue between rising leaders interested in Russia and contribute to the discussion about Russia–West.

Next round of Meeting Russia will be held on March 27–31, 2019.

Eligibility requirements

age: 25−35 years;
citizenship: United States, Canada, Europe;
field of activity: representatives of universities, think-tanks and research organizations, media, NGOs, government institutions, the private sector with professional interest in Russian foreign policy.
Financial terms of participation
Creative Diplomacy covers accommodation, meals and transportation in Moscow. The organizer can also reimburse part of the travel cost.

Participants are responsible for covering costs of their travel to Moscow, insurance and visa fees (if required).

To apply:

1. Fill out the application
2. Email your CV & one-page motivation letter to 

The deadline for applications is December 20, 2018. Selection will be made by mid-January.

Email us at if you have any questions.


The program is organized and promoted by Creative Diplomacy, a Russian NGO founded in 2010 and working in the fields of soft power and public diplomacy.

Creative Diplomacy runs public diplomacy training programs for young Russian professionals, hosts public events and helps raise awareness of Russia's perspective abroad.

In 2019, Meeting Russia will be funded by a grant from the Presidential Grant Foundation, as was the 2018 program. The 2017 program was funded by a Presidential grant provided through the Russian National Charity Fund.

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November 06, 2018