Statement regarding the release of an Interim Cultural Policy Profile of the Russian Federation
The Compendium strongly condemns the Russian Federation’s armed attack on Ukraine that resulted in a war on European territory. This act not only violates international law and human rights, it also tramples on democratic values such as peace, freedom, and equality.
We believe that in times like these, European values need to be reaffirmed and strengthened. The Compendium stands for the strengthening and integration of cultural policies and related research of different European states. Therefore, we confirm that values such as peace, freedom, equality, justice, as well as non-discrimination are central to our work.
In the context of non-discrimination, we proudly release today an abridged cultural policy profile of the Russian Federation that could serve as a place holder until a regular new country profile can be realised. It contains important updates on culture-related developments in Russia and has been prepared by our independent cultural policy expert Tatiana Romashko, currently working at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland, who also condemns the Russian military attack and stands for scientific and democratic values.
Especially in these times of conflict, the Compendium underlines the importance of free exchanges of knowledge as well as of the study of different cultural policy perspectives and approaches, both of which can serve as an inspiration to restoring conditions for peace, freedom and dialogues based on the recognition of human rights.
Please find all the available short country profiles here or via our menu.
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