On April 16, the Student Scientific Society of the Higher School of Social Sciences, Humanities and International Communication and Media=H held a round table on the topic "Russian-German Relations: History and the Present".
The experts were the teachers of the World History Department Roman Boldyrev and German Ragozin together with the lecturer of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Frank Alexander Heberlein.
During the round table the historical aspects of Russian-German relations, as well as their current state, were discussed. G. Ragozin and R. Boldyrev covered this from the Russian side, giving a complete picture of relations between states and peoples. Both stressed that despite a number of contradictions, both countries have a lot of positive experience of dialogue and mutually beneficial cooperation. The inclusion of a regional component in the conversation became a feature of the event.
Ksenia Pilipchuk, the Head of Media=H, spoke about the relations between Arkhangelsk and Emden as sister cities, about the contacts of German and Russian students and shared the success of this cooperation. Frank Heberlein has been working as a DAAD lecturer at our university for two years, promoting cooperation between NArFU and German universities. At the round table, he spoke about the possibilities of the DAAD program and shared his impressions about working at NArFU.