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On July 27, with the organizational support of the Russian Foreign Ministry, a meeting of the World Coordinating Council of Russian Compatriots by video link was held. Along with the members of the World Council, it was attended by the executive secretary of the Government Commission on Compatriots Abroad, Director of the Department for Work with Compatriots Abroad of the Russian Foreign Ministry A.B. Nurizade, Ambassador-at-Large, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Election Commission G.I. .Askaldovich, representatives of the World Alumni Association.

Priority attention was paid to preparations for the VII World Congress of Compatriots (Moscow, October 15-16 this year), as well as information interaction with organizations of compatriots abroad in connection with the upcoming elections to the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

The participants discussed joint steps to increase efforts aimed at further consolidating Russian compatriots living abroad, preserving the all-Russian cultural identity, and ensuring the protection of their interests.

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