13.00 – 14.00Registration, exhibition in the lobby.
14.00 – 14.10

Opening speech, procedure

Mikhail A. Eskindarov – Rector, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation

Sergey V. Stepashin – President, Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society.

14.10 – 15.40

Plenary session, welcoming words by the members of the General Committee

Mikhail L. Bogdanov - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of  the Russian Federation 

Alexander D. Beglov – acting Governor of Saint Petersburg

Sergey D. Bodrunov – President of the Free Economic Society of Russia

Vladimir I. Korolev – Commander-in-Chief of the Navy

Dmitry Yu. Mironov – Governor of Yaroslavl Region

Andrey N. Patrushev – Deputy CEO for Offshore Development, Gazprom Neft PJSC

Georgy S. Poltavchenko – Chairman of the Board of Directors, the United Shipbuilding Corporation

Alexey L. Texler – First deputy Minister of Energy​

15.40 – 16.00Break, exhibition
16.00 – 17.30


Session – Mediterranean Hub in Global Geopolitics 

Session – Resources Potential of the Arctic and Paradox of Plenty

Discussion – Sustainable Development of the Arctic

17.30 – 18.00

Close of Conference

Discussion, questions


Concert – Russian Song is Sung with Love

Performed by the State Academic Russian Folk Ensemble “Rossiya" named after Lyudmila G. Zykina


Sessions/discussion Topics

Mediterranean Hub in Global Geopolitics (session)

  • Fyodor Ushakov and Ioannis Kapodistrias – founders of the Septinsular Republic
  • The Pontic Greeks and development of relations between Russia and Greece
  • The contribution of Orthodox Church to state construction in the Balkans
  • The Mediterranean Basin and Maritime Silk Road
  • Modern geopolitical issues of the Mediterranean region

Resources Potential of the Arctic and Paradox of Plenty (session)

  • Hydrocarbon fuels extraction on the Russian Arctic Shelf
  • New mining technologies for the Arctic
  • Economic assessment of the Arctic's resources potential
  • Research support and legal aspects of using Arctic natural resources
  • International cooperation within developing Arctic resources

Sustainable Development of the Arctic (discussion)

  • The Northern Sea Route and development of the Russian Icebreaking fleet
  • Digital economy and Sustainable development of the far North
  • Aircraft and extension of the Arctic area of Russia
  • Peculiarities of using automobile transportation within developing the Arctic
  • Environmental constraints and sustainable development of Northern lands