The opening of St. Petersburg days in Riga
On October 7 2019, the capital of Latvia -Riga hosted the opening of the Days of St. Petersburg — a socio-cultural project aimed to develop connection between the two cities in the economic, cultural, scientific and academic spheres.
A delegation consisting of representatives of a variousf St. Petersburg enterprises, institutions and universities headed by the Vice-Governor V.N. Knyaginin and Chairman of the St. Petersburg Administration Committee for Science and Higher School A.S. Maximov arrived in Riga.
In the morning, the delegation met with the management of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. The President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences Professor Ojars Sparitis, Vice-President Dr. Andreas Krasnikovs and other officials received the delegation.
On the Russian side, the meeting was attended by the Committee Chairman A.S. Maximov, Rector of the Russian State Hydrometeorological Institute V.L. Mikheev, Vice-Rector of the Herzen State Pedagogical University A.Yu. Komarov, Vice-rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration E.A. Kitin, Head of the Project Office for the Implementation of International Programs in PGUPS I.P. Kiselev, Attaché of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Latvia E.I. Yursheva attended the meeting.
An interesting and fruitful discussion was held to strengthen the cooperation in the scientific and academic spheres, expand the exchange of scientific groups and participation in joint scientific projects.
The official opening of the St. Petersburg Days took place in the Riga Ziemelblazma Palace of Culture with the participation of the heads of the St. Petersburg delegation and Riga City Council representatives. The audience was warmly welcomed by a concert of St. Petersburg masters of culture in the evening.
On October 18, the delegation from St. Petersburg will meet with professors, lecturers and students of the Riga Stradina University and the Riga Technical University.
Egor Komarov for the PGUPS site, photo by the author