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Launched the international rally "Russia - Korea - 2014"

On July 7, Minister of Regional Development Igor Slyunyaev launched the Russia-Korea 2014 international motor rally in Moscow, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the voluntary resettlement of Koreans to Russia and the 130th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Korea, the ministry's press service reported.

The run will take place from 7 July to 25 August along the route Moscow - Tashkent - Alma-Ata - Novosibirsk - Vladivostok - Pyongyang - Seoul.

During the rally, it is planned to hold conferences, round tables, presentations and other events timed to the anniversary date of the Koreans' residence in Russia. Organizers plan to actively involve representatives of regional authorities, national public associations, Korean scientists, business and culture representatives to these events.

“Holding such a large-scale action is of great importance for establishing friendly relations between Russia and the states of the Korean Peninsula, strengthening strategic partnership, expanding cultural and humanitarian cooperation. strengthening mutual understanding between peoples living in Russia and neighboring countries, "the Minister emphasized.

Igor Slyunyaev recalled that 150 years ago in January 1864, the first 14 families of Koreans (65 people) crossed into Russian territory across the border river Tumangan. Currently, over 150 of thousands of Koreans live in Russia (according to 2010 census). He noted that "the Koreans have left a tangible mark on the history of Russia," among them are outstanding military leaders, government officials, and production managers.

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