Mind Arranged the First Ever Forum Teleconference Between Mashuk-2011 and Seliger-2011

18 July On July 16, 2011 the official closing of the second session of the Seliger-2011 Forum took place. During the traditional evening line-up the attendees of the Follow Me and Technology of Kindness sessions were in for a surprise – the first ever teleconference between the two largest Russian youth educational forums. The teleconference was arranged by Mind – the informational partner of the Seliger-2011 Forum.

Despite the distance of several thousand miles, the active and creative young people were able to communicate using high-tech solutions. The young people of the Caucasus Mountains Mashuk-2011 Forum in Pyatigorsk talked to the Seliger attendees. Forum participants on both sides of the screen greeted each other, talked about their future projects and plans, and at the end of the video meeting invited each other to visit: now the Mashuk attendees are expected at Seliger, and the Seliger participants will find a warm welcome in the north Caucasus.

The Head of the Department of Domestic Policy of the Administration of Presidential Envoy to the North Caucasian Federal District Mikhail Markelov, Head of Karachay-Cherkessia Rashid Temrezov, and Forum Director Stanislav Kireev also went online to talk to Seliger’s “little brother”. The traditional Seliger hosts Aleksander Chernyak and Anatoly Durnykh, as well as Forum Director Aleksey Volkov and thousands of participants of the Follow Me and Technology of Kindness sessions greeted the Forum participants from the Tver Region.