Ivan Tuchkov: development of humanitarian ties impossible without youth
Interaction between youth groups play an important role in the development of humanitarian relations in the former Soviet Union, the Dean of the History Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Doctor of Liberal Arts, Professor Ivan Tuchkov, said today, speaking with the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza on the sidelines of the Second International conference titled 'Youth and international cooperation: the experience of cooperation between Russia and Belarus'.
The conference is organised by the Coordination Council of heads of organizations of Russian compatriots at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Belarus, the Center for the History of Diasporas of the Department of History of MSU, the Federal National and Cultural Autonomy of the Belarusians of Russia, the Regional Public Organization 'National Cultural Autonomy 'Belarusians of Moscow'.
The conference is dedicated to the celebration of the Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia and the Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War. It is dedicated to the strengthening of humanitarian ties between the youth of Russia and Belarus in the context of integration processes in the Eurasian space and the Union State.
"Development of any process requires attracting attract young people to it. It is not the work of the older generation alone which is important, but also the desire of young people themselves. Realizing their responsibility, the youth of different countries agree to co-operate, because it is impossible to stay in isolation. Only the joint work, which involves young people, will strengthen humanitarian relations in the post-Soviet space," Ivan Tuchkov stressed.
The dean highly appreciated the work of the department of history of the former republics of the Soviet Union in this direction. "It is an evolving department, which not just actively attracts students, but also carry out great social and scientific work, holding scientific conferences, round tables, meetings and conversations. It is rather difficult to organize quite a multinational society in Moscow, but it's working," he said.
Ivan Tuchkov separately focused on the possibilities of combining scientific and educational processes in art history. "I head the Department of World Art History, we have very close contacts with the Department of Russian Art history. Our courses include the issues of studying art of other countries and regions, which were close to Russian art for confessional and historical reasons. For example, Belarusian art can be taught within the course of history of old Russian art or within the framework of 18th century art," the dean said.
"If we want to represent the development of history objectively, we should refer to any material. But it should be the material, which is analyzed and included in the general courses," Ivan Tuchkov concluded.