Vladimir Yakunin

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"Yakunin, who was at the helm of Russian Railways for a decade (2005-2015), chairs the board of trustees of the St. Andrew The First-Called Foundation and is the president of the Dialogue of Civilizations global public forum.

"The former Russian Railways chief reminded that he has been involved in the work of the St. Andrew The First-Called Foundation for more than 15 years. The foundation is set to help preserve the traditional values for Russia, the civilizational identity of society and the education of young people." [1]

"Vladimir Yakunin is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St Andrew the First-Called Foundation and Centre of National Glory, Founding President and Co-chairman of the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations and Co-president of the Franco-Russian dialogue Association. He is Head of the State Policy Department, Political Sciences Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 2013 Vladimir Yakunin founded the Endowment for the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations aimed at supporting research in the sphere of political and social sciences, religion and culture, developing communication between countries on political and economic matters, and seeking compromise in cases of social unrest and international disputes. In 2016 together with the Former Secretary General of the Council of Europe Walter Schwimmer and Professor Peter W. Schulze of the Georg-August University of Gőttingen, he founded the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute. Vladimir Yakunin was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Institute. Vladimir Yakunin has received around 30 state awards, both Russian and foreign. " [2]

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  1. Russkiy Mir Foundation Trustees, organizational web page, accessed August 23, 2017.