Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
November 14
11:00 АMKYIV– Oleksandr Bilokobylsky, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Realna Gazeta (in person)How and why Russia aims to lure international students to the occupied territories. Investigation by “Realna Gazeta”

Why is it interesting?
Hundreds of thousands of international students are currently studying in Russia. Despite a broad sweep of sanctions and irreversibly lost ties with the civilized world, the number of out-of-state students is increasing, and in particular, they are invited to the temporarily Russian-controlled territories of Ukraine. Russian government covers such expenses as tuition and fees for many of them. 

“Realna Gazeta investigated how students from outside Russia are being made a part of the “Russian world” ideology and why the Aggressor State needs it. In addition to seeking “to legitimize” the occupation in the foreigner’s notions of reality, the goal is to shape (and support the Soviet-era stratum of those allied to Russia) in the national elites of the states, primarily in the Global South and also to support a global network of agents of influence.
12:00 PMKYIV– Rostyslav Karandieiev, acting First Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy;

– Volodymyr Tylishchak, Deputy Head of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance;

– Ihor Poshyvailo, General Director at the National Memorial Complex of Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred — Museum of the Revolution of Dignity. 

All in person. 
Press Conference on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity

Why is it interesting?
This year’s program of events, social campaign, and core messages for the Day of Dignity and Freedom will be present during the press conference. 
1:00 PMKYIV– Ihor Lossovskyi, Deputy Head of the State Service for Ethnic Affairs and Freedom of Conscience (DESS);

– Sadiyar Mamedov, Meskhetian civic activist;

– Serhiy Danylov, Deputy Director of the Association of Middle East Studies (AMES);

– Danylo Radivilov, Deputy Director of the A. Krymskyi Institute of Oriental Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine;

– Igor Semyvolos, Executive Director at the Association of Middle East Studies

All in person.
Discussion on the anniversary of the Meskhetian Turk’s deportation by the USSR totalitarian regime: “Deported three times – how the Meskhetian Turks community lives during wartime”

Why is it interesting?
November 14 is a tragic date in Meskhetian Turk’s history. The Stalinist regime expelled the entire nation from its traditional homeland in parts of Central Asia.

After the massacres in Uzbekistan in the early 90s, some Meskhetians found a new home in Ukraine. However, now, 79 years after the first notorious deportation, the settlements traditionally inhabited by Turks of Ukraine are under Russian occupation or have become battlegrounds.
The event aims to update information about Stalin’s crimes, to tell about the life of Meskhetians in the Kherson region and their resistance to the occupation.
11:30 AMODESAOleksandr Stupun, spokesman of the Joint Press Centre of the Tauride Defence Forces (online)
Situation on the Tauride direction of the Russian-Ukrainian war
12:30 РM
ODESAAndriy Savchenko, military expertRussian-Ukrainian war. What to expect from the aggressor in winter
13:30 РMODESAVolodymyr Pashevych, official of the Odesa regional state emergency service
Maryna Martynenko, spokesperson of the Odesa regional state emergency servicet
Safety during the autumn-winter period. Preparation for blackout. Points of invincibility