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Meeting of the standing commission of the Council for Cossack Affairs on improving cooperation with Russian Cossacks

August 20, 2020, Moscow

The meeting, chaired by Director of the Department for Liaisons with the Constituent Entities of the Federation, Parliament and Public Associations of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Semyon Grigoryev, focused on developing international cooperation with Cossack organisations abroad and heard reports on the international activities of Cossack military communities and Cossack public associations.

Preparations for the World Congress of Cossacks in 2021 in Novocherkassk, Rostov Region, were also reviewed.

The meeting participants made proposals on strengthening coordination and interagency cooperation in the effort on the voluntary return to the Russian Federation of regalia, relics and valuables ​​of the Russian Cossacks, currently in private collections of descendants of Cossacks living abroad.

The meeting was attended by members of the Presidential Council for Cossack Affairs, representatives of the Presidential Executive Office, the State Duma, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Russian Orthodox Church, Cossack military societies and Cossack public associations.

August 20, 2020, Moscow