Business programme

Protecting the Rights of Compatriots: Maintaining Contact with Russia

Congress Centre, conference hall D3
Law in International Relations
Around 30 million Russians are living abroad today. Many of these people are in need of assistance, given the current unprecedented environment of persecution and discrimination on national, cultural, and other grounds. What measures should be taken to protect Russians abroad? What needs to be done to ensure that animosity and discrimination does not become an ideological norm? How can the law be used to combat chauvinistic behaviour towards Russians?


Sergey Stepashin
Chairman, Association of Lawyers of Russia; Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Territorial Development Fund


Valeriy Goryukhanov
Deputy Executive Director, Fund Bureau of Investigation of the All-Russian National Front
Alexey Dronov
General Consul of the Russian Federation in Bonn (online)
Alexey Klishin
Chairman of the Presidium, Interterritorial Bar Association "Klishin and Partners"; Chairman of the Commission on Legal Framework of Modern Integration Processes of the Russian Federation, Association of Lawyers of Russia
Vadim Lobov
President, Synergy Corporation
Grigory Lukiyantsev
Special Representative for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Anastasiya Milyutina
First Deputy Executive Director - Chief of Staff, Association of Lawyers of Russia
Tatiana Moskalkova
High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation
Kumar Prashant
President, The Bar Association of India
Aleksey Preobrazhenskiy
Deputy Head of Administration – Head of the Legal Directorate, Government of the Ulyanovsk Region
Ekaterina Torubarova
Head of the Department of Public Diplomacy, Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo)

Front row participant

Nikita Melnikov
Project Curator, "Help to Compatriots", Association of Lawyers of Russia (online)