Today, on June 9, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People's Republic Natalia Mikhailova spoke at the VI International Symposium “Russian Language in a Multicultural World”, which takes place from June 9 to 11 as part of the 15th International Festival "The Great Russian Word" in Yalta.
The event’s platform of thoughts was attended by public and political figures, linguists from all corners of the Crimea, the territorial entities of Russia, the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics and the Federal Republic of Germany.
Natalia Mikhailova greeted the audience on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People's Republic, and also made a speech which focused attention on the struggle of the Donetsk People's Republic not only for the right to speak their native language, but also for the values of the entire Russian world.
She also spoke about the integration deepening of the Republic with the Russian Federation, the support of the Russian language and culture by the state, activities of the Russian Center, as well as synchronization of the educational systems of the DPR and Russia.
At the end of her speech, the Deputy Minister thanked the organizers and participants for their great deal of work on strengthening international cooperation, developing cultural diplomacy and expanding humanitarian ties between compatriots.