Support for Compatriots Abroad

About 30 million of Russian compatriots  live abroad. This is one of the largest diasporas in the world. Living abroad, being included in another system of values, our fellow countrymen not only keep in  touch with their historical homeland, but also their children know and love the Russian language, culture and traditions.

Russian compatriots are carriers of Russian culture, values, language, intermediaries of humanitarian ties and relations between Russia and foreign countries.

Rossotrudnichestvo in cooperation with organizations of compatriots actively conducts various joint activities for people who feel their belonging to Russia, and makes every effort to develop friendly relations between countries.

Rossotrudnichestvo implements the Program of Work with Compatriots Living Abroad in the field of supporting of compatriots’ public associations, addressing of cultural, linguistic and spiritual needs of Russian compatriots abroad, support of young people of Russian community. 

Every year Rossotrudnichestvo hold events dedicated to the Day of National Unity and the Russian Language Day, art festivals, sports tournaments, themed competitions, evenings devoted to memorable dates of Russian history and culture.

Rossotrudnichestvo supports the activities undertaken by the subject of the Russian Federation.

One of the major events of the Program is the organization of educational trips to historical places of the Russian Federation "Hello, Russia!". Every year about 1,000 young compatriots, who win competitions on knowledge of Russian history, culture and language, visit Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kazan.

Rossotrudnichestvo in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation provides assistance in protection of rights and legitimate interests of our compatriots, including by using the Fund for the Support and Protection of the Rights of Compatriots Living Abroad. The Agency also participates in the activities of the Government Commission on the Affairs of Compatriots Abroad, including provision of comprehensive information support to activities undertaken by the Commission.

The activities of Rossotrudnichestvo in the field of cooperation and consolidation of compatriots aim at strengthening links with the historical Motherland, supporting and preserving the national cultural heritage, ethnic and cultural identity, developmenting and disseminating of Russian language abroad and culture.