Life Beyond Tourism.
Meeting with the Vice Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Oleg Ryzhkov
Category: Life Beyond Tourism Activities
Thanks to the involvement of Alexander Petrovich Kudryavtsev, President of ICOMOS Russia and close Friend of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation, the President Paolo Del Bianco met in Moscow the Vice Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Oleg Ryzhkov. During the meeting that took place in the significant historical Palace Zimin, opportunities of collaboration between the Ministry of Culture, ICOMOS Russia and the Foundation, with its International Institute Life Beyond Tourism, were discussed, so as to re-enforce collaboration for the shared commitment of cultural heritage as a tool of intercultural dialogue for sustainable development and awareness-raising about the importance of preserving national and regional cultural identity of Russian territories.
Vice Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Oleg Ryzhkov and
President of the Foundation Paolo Del Bianco
Various concrete plans of action were discussed during the meeting: collaboration for the visibility of Russian traditional craftsmanship, pilot projects in Russian regions for the potential territorial implementation of the Life Beyond Tourism Philosophy and Model, engagement of other stakeholders and actors for the bottom-up development processes, educational activities in Florence with the participation of Russian experts and professionals in the specific Russian-language edition of Training for Trainers Life Beyond Tourism that will take place in Florence on 24-27 October, 2017.
From left to right: Alesia Koush, Secretary of the International Institute Life Beyond Tourism, Alexander Kudryavtsev, President of ICOMOS Russia, Paolo Del Bianco, President of Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation, and Natalya Lamazova, Vice President of ICOMOS Russia
Thus, various forms of future collaboration have been also envisaged to be implemented with the commitment to intercultural dialogue and territorial development.