Finalists of the II International Competition “LEADER OF PEOPLE’S DIPLOMACY” have been determined

16/11/2023 14:28

17 Russian and 13 foreign participants will meet in the final of the Competition.

On 14 November 2023, a meeting of the Competition Commission of the International Competition "Leader of Public Diplomacy" was held. The main issue on the agenda was to determine the list of participants who made it to the finals based on the results of the educational intensives, test assignments and practical cases.

17 Russian and 13 foreign participants will meet in the final. In total, 146 representatives of the non-profit sector took part in the educational program of the project after selecting applications received for the competition, 30 of them reached the finals.

The final tests of the competition will take place on December 12 - 13 in Moscow. The results of the competition will be announced during the International Forum of Public Diplomacy.

Let us recall that the educational program of the International Competition “Leader of Public Diplomacy” included 7 modules, the total number of lectures – 17 and consisted of an educational intensive – a series of meetings of competition participants with Russian and foreign experts, lectures and test assignments, as well as a workshop – the search for practical solutions on the following topics: “Interregional connections in the system of public diplomacy”, “New media and artificial intelligence technologies to help the people’s diplomat”, “Modern etiquette and intercultural communications in the work of the people’s diplomat”, “University as an effective tool of public diplomacy”, “Image of the future public diplomacy. New formats of work in the context of restructuring the system of international relations”, “The fate of the book in the 21st century”.

More information about the educational program can be found on the project website.



  • Abdelmalak Kiryakous, student of the Faculty of Medicine, Volgograd State Medical University (Arab Republic of Egypt, Sohag);
  • Aleeva Natalya Nikolaevna, director of the ANO Center for Innovation and Communication, senior project manager of the directorate of international cooperation of the Creative Industries Foundation of the Ulyanovsk Region (Russian Federation, Ulyanovsk Region, Ulyanovsk);
  • Alexandrova Lyudmila Alekseevna, Chairman of the Interregional public organization for the development of international cooperation and support of civil initiatives “Vertical” (Russian Federation, Moscow);
  • Evgeniy Valeriyanovich Belov, senior specialist of the Department for Interaction with the CIS of JSC SEZ PPT Alabuga, Chairman of the Presidium of the Non-Profit Organization Education Support Foundation “For Decent Education” (Russian Federation, Republic of Tatarstan, Yelabuga district, village of Aitalan);
  • Borisova Alexandra Vasilievna, President of the Foundation for the Development of Culture of the Peoples of Siberia and the Far East “Northern Rainbow”, Deputy Chairman of the Public Council of the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) under the President of the Russian Federation, member of the Coordination Council of Compatriots-Yakutians (Russian Federation, Moscow region, Khimki);
  • Bushnak Inna Vasilievna, director and teacher of the S.P. Diaghilev Russian Ballet School (Tunisian Republic, Tunisia);
  • Gavrilyeva Angelika Albertovna, director of the Municipal budgetary educational institution "Berdigestyakh secondary school with in-depth study of individual subjects named after A. Osipov" of the municipal district "Gorny Ulus" of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) (Russian Federation, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Gorny Ulus district, village Berdigestakh);
  • Grogul Anna Andreevna, director of the Donetsk regional public organization “Center for Youth Diplomacy “LEGATUS” (Russian Federation, Donetsk People's Republic, Donetsk);
  • Dumanov Vladislav Borisovich, President of the NGO “Cantemir” (Republic of Moldova, Chisinau);
  • Ergashbaev Meyerbek Nuralievich, chief specialist of the SCO Center for Public Diplomacy in Uzbekistan (Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent);
  • Ivanova Kira Igorevna, coordinator of the Project Office of International Youth Cooperation “Russia-BRICS” of the Creative Industries Fund of the Ulyanovsk Region (Russian Federation, Ulyanovsk Region, Ulyanovsk);
  • Karelina Tais Nikolaevna, project manager of the ANO "Russian Ideal", member of the All-Russian Council of Leaders of Youth Ethnic Initiatives of the Center for the Culture of the Peoples of Russia FBUK "State Russian House of Folk Art named after V.D. Polenova" (Russian Federation, Vladimir region, Suzdal);
  • Koryagina Inga Anatolyevna, Associate Professor of the Department of Marketing, Head of the International Department of the Higher School of Finance of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economic, UNDP expert on international activities, member of the advisory and expert council of the Committee for the Development of the Arctic and Far East of the State Duma of the Russian Federation (Russian Federation, Moscow);
  • Lahgain Barbara, Chairman of the Society for German-Russian Meetings in Essen, Honorary Professor of the Nizhny Novgorod Dobrolyubov State Linguistic University, (Federal Republic of Germany, Essen);
  • Lomako Ilya Valerievich, General Director of the ANO “Directorate of Sports and Social Projects and Programs “EURASIADA” (Russian Federation, Moscow);
  • Maulana Ami, Vice-Rector of Nahdlatul Ulama University Yogyakarta (Republic of Indonesia, Malang);
  • Nikolaeva Elena Nikolaevna, editor-in-chief of the Novgorod regional cultural and educational magazine “RussaGRAD”, member of the Union of Journalists of Russia (Russian Federation, Novgorod region, Staraya Russa);
  • Nurtazin Anuar Abaevich, economist, independent director, chairman of the audit committee, member of the Board of Directors of NJSC "ARGU" (Republic of Kazakhstan, Aktobe);
  • Patyanik Olesya Ivanovna, teacher of social sciences and humanities, chairman of the subject-cycle commission of social sciences and humanities GBPOU Polytechnic College named after. N.N. Godovikov (Russian Federation, Moscow);
  • Yulia Andreevna Sergeeva, Director of the Charitable Foundation for the Development of Social Responsibility of Professional Communities “Real Future”, member of the Council of the Moscow regional branch of the Russian Children and Youth Movement (RDDM) (Russian Federation, Moscow);
  • Skvortsov Evgeniy Olegovich, deputy chairman of the Berezovsky district organization of the public association "Belarusian Union of Officers" (Republic of Belarus, Bereza);
  • Smirnov Alexander Alexandrovich, President of the International Inclusive Committee, President of the Federation of Adaptive Taekwondo of Russia, Ambassador of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives for the Development of Inclusive Accessibility in the Russian Federation “Open to All”, Member of the Russian Society “Knowledge” (Russian Federation, St. Petersburg);
  • Starodubtsev Yuri Yuryevich, director of the ANO "Initiative", head of the Karelian regional branch of the FSOO "All-Russian Federation of Physical Sports" (functional digital all-around) (Russian Federation, Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk);
  • Surpkelova Amina Khabdenovna, deputy chairman of the primary party organization “Astana Nur Dastur” of the AMANAT party (Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana);
  • Timoshenko Inessa Vladimirovna, assistant to the head of the Association of Russian Women “Rossiyanka” in Abu Dhabi, responsible for working with children and adolescents (United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi);
  • Utebaeva Dinara Kairbekovna, Chairman of the Public Foundation “Civil Alliance of the Kostanay Region “Grin” (Republic of Kazakhstan, Kostanay);
  • Khotamov Faridun Olimdzhonovich, Deputy Chairman of the Public Movement "Youth Assembly of the Peoples of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)" - the regional branch of the All-Russian public movement "Youth Assembly of the Peoples of Russia "WE ARE RUSSIANS", Deputy Chairman of the Public Organization "Union of Tajiks of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)" (Russian Federation, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Yakutsk);
  • Tsapleva Anna Vasilyevna, Deputy President of the Foundation for Assistance to the Development of Russian-Belarusian Cooperation “White Dews”, head of children's programs of the Regional public organization “Council for Interethnic Cooperation” (Russian Federation, St. Petersburg);
  • Cepparulo Sasha, Advisor to the President of the International Youth Society "Friendship" Italy-Russia, translator of the Society "Friendship" Italy-Russia (Italy, Milan);
  • Chistyakova Irina Anatolyevna, General Director of the International Association of Teachers and Educational Organizations “World Association of Russian Schools”, Director of Russian School No. 1 in Marbella (Spain, Marbella).

The competition is held by the Assembly of the Peoples of Russia LLC with the support of the Presidential Grants Foundation, the Council under the President of the Russian Federation on Interethnic Relations, State Duma Committee on Issues of Nationalities of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Rossotrudnichestvo, the Federal Agency for Nationalities, the House of Peoples of Russia, the Civic Chamber Commission on Harmonization of Interethnic and Interreligious Relations of the Russian Federation, the International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations "Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly".