Support for Compatriots Abroad

About 30 million of Russian compatriots abroad for a variety of several reasons. This is one of the largest diasporas in the world. Living abroad, being included in another system of values, our fellow citizens do not lose touch with their historical homeland: not only they 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 continue to feel their belonging to Russia, and makes every effort to develop friendly relations between countries.

The competence of the Russian Cooperation includes the implementation of the Program of Work with Compatriots Living Abroad in the field of support of compatriots’ public associations, addressing of cultural, linguistic and spiritual needs of Russian compatriots abroad, support of young people of Russian community.

Every year events dedicated to the Day of National Unity and the Day of the Russian language, art festivals, sports tournaments, themed competitions, evenings devoted to memorable dates of Russian history and culture were held for compatriots around the world.

Rossotrudnichestvo supports the activities undertaken by the constituent units 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 the history and culture of Russia, the Russian language visit Moscow, St. Petersburg, and since 2015 the city of Kazan.

Rossotrudnichestvo in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation provides assistance in the protection of rights and legitimate interests of our compatriots, including through 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 the consolidation of compatriots aimed at strengthening links with the historical Motherland, support and preservation of the national cultural heritage, and ethnic and cultural identity, development and dissemination of Russian culture and Russian language abroad.