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06.06.2001 - ITAR-TASS Informs:

St.Petersburg Trade Mission Negotiates on Economic Relations Development

PETROZAVODSK, June 6 /The ITAR-TASS corr. Vladimir Zlobin/.St. Petersburg businessmen, presenting different enterprises, have arrived in Petrozavodsk. They started trade negotiations with Karelian colleagues. The meeting of the entrepreneurs had been organized by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the two regions.

"Economic mission is an effective tool for goods promotion," Alexander Pankratov, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Karelia said. "We came to this conclusion after successful negotiations with businessmen from Austria, Poland, Lithuvenia, the USA. The delegation from India has visited us quite recently, and we agreed upon partnership in the areas of textile, pharmaceutical, food industries, and tourism."

The mission of St. Petersburg colleagues is to be lasting for three days. Some of the companies have come to Petrozavodsk with specific proposals on services in insurance, designing, programming. services.

International Conference on the Finno- Ugric Peoples Development Held in Petrozavodsk

PETROZAVODSK, June 6 /The ITAR-TASS corr. Vladimir Zlobin /. The issues of revival and development of the Finno-Ugric culture in a modern world is the theme of the conference. The conference was held within frames of the IX International Folklore Festival of the Finno-Ugric peoples.

"Prominent scholars and specialists from Hungary, Finland, Estonia, and some of the regions of Russia have participated in the conference," Tatyana Klerova, Deputy Head of the State Committee on National Policy said. "The importance of preserving the culture of each people of the Finno-Ugric group was highlighted in the presentations. Active measures have been taken lately. The Folklore Festival may serve as an example."

Special attention was given to the musical traditions of the Finno-Ugric peoples, dating back to ancient times. The scholars shared the studies and researches on the issues of different trends of the folk music. Last updated: 8 June 2001

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