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February 15, 2021
KarRC RAS President Olga Bakhmet and representatives of the Republic of Karelia Ministry of Culture discussed the plans for collaborating in the international project Ordinary Man in a Great War, in particular the making of a new museum exhibition at the Kalevalatalo Ethnocultural Centre.
On February 9th, KarRC RAS President Olga Bakhmet met with representatives of the Republic of Karelia Ministry of Culture and Head of the Petrozavodsk Branch Office of the Karelia Cross-border Cooperation Programme Dmitry Bazegsky to discuss the implementation of the international project Ordinary Man in a Great War, in which KarRC RAS is the Lead Partner. Special focus was on the scientific concept of the new museum exhibition at the Kalevalatalo Ethnocultural Centre to be created in the fall. In this important component of the project, RK Ministry of Culture will provide expertise and advice to KarRC RAS, and help with selecting the exhibits.
In the coming year and a half, the project will produce war-history museum exhibitions in Kalevala and Voknavolok, reconstruct war-history heritage sites in the Kalevalsky District, and create a new historical tour incorporating several border municipalities of Russian Karelia and Finland.

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Institute of Geology KarRC RAS continues successfully its international cooperation in spite of the corona virus. A vivid example is the international webinar Lithosphere of the Fennoscandian and the Indian Shields: formation from Archean to Recent, the Institute organized on February 24-25 in collaboration with its reliable partners from Bundelkhand University, India.
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