Business programme

Protecting the Rights of Russians Abroad: Current Issues

Congress Centre, conference hall D2
Sovereign Law in a Changing World
Russophobia is a dangerous problem, and one which many Russian citizens are facing today. Discrimination can occur in many forms and affect all areas of people’s lives. Clearly, the violation of Russian citizens’ rights in other countries is an issue that warrants close attention. Some of the most common examples of this include a refusal to provide a wide range of services, measures taken against Russian businesses, suspension from sporting events, physical attacks, threats, insults, and intentional damage to property. What’s more, cancel culture has imposed itself on history, sport and culture. What legal protection mechanisms for Russian citizens have proven to be most effective? What needs to be done to ensure that animosity and discrimination does not become an ideological norm?


Evgeny Primakov
Head, Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo)


Stanislav Alexandrov
Deputy Chairman of the Board, Association of Lawyers of Russia; State Secretary – Vice-President, Synergy Corporation
Timur Beslangurov
Partner, VISTA Immigration
Valeriy Goryukhanov
Deputy Executive Director, Fund Bureau of Investigation of the All-Russian National Front
Aleksandr Kozlov
Head of the Secretariat of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Konstantin Kosloff
Compatriot; Representative of the Old Russians in Finland (online)
Grigory Lukiyantsev
Director of the Department of Multilateral Cooperation on Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law
Anastasia Milyutina
First Deputy Executive Director - Chief of Staff, Association of Lawyers of Russia