Roundtable "The Heritage of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and the Russian Empire in Central and Eastern Europe"
- Start date: 23.03.2021
- End date: 23.03.2021
- RU: Круглый стол «Наследие Австро-Венгерской монархии и Российской империи в странах Центральной и Восточной Европы»
- DE: Runder Tisch „Erbe und Spuren der Monarchien Österreich-Ungarn und Russland in Ost-Mitteleuropa 1918-1938/39“
- Status: Completed
A roundtable "The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and the Russian Empire in Central and Eastern Europe.1918-1938/39" –an event of Russian-Austrian Commission of Historians under the auspices of the "Sochi Dialogue" was held online on March 23, 2021. The round table was organized in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs and Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the Research on Consequences of War.
The event was opened by Sochi Dialogue co-chairmen Andrei Fursenko and Christoph Leitl.
Andrey Fursenko emphasized that the Sochi Dialogue pays special attention to youth work, noted the importance of the Russian-Austrian educational program of the Russian State University undergraduate program "Russia - Austria: Politics, History, Economics, Culture" and expressed hope that the participants of the Sochi Dialogue will soon meet on the platform of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum-2021.
Welcoming speech was also made by Alexander Chubarian and Stefan Karner, co-chairmen of the Russian-Austrian Commission of Historians, Dmitry Lubinsky, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Austria, and Dr. Margot Klestil-Loeffler, Special Representative of the Federal Ministry for European and Foreign Affairs.
"Moscow and Vienna have been developing an intensive dialogue on the issues of countering COVID-19, including the possibilities of supplying and producing an effective Russian vaccine, Sputnik V, on Austrian territory. And I am absolutely confident that we are entitled to expect the desired result for the joint benefit," the ambassador noted.
The seminar highlighted the following issues: the influence of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy and the Russian Empire on Eastern Europe, Vienna and St. Petersburg and their leadership in Central and Eastern Europe, the heritage of empires in certain countries, and imperial motifs in architecture and construction.