The 11th European Russian Forum was held on 3-4 December 2017 in Brussels. This annual event is organised by the EU Russian-speakers Alliance and its President, Member of the European Parliament Tatjana Zdanoka. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sent a message of greetings to the Forum participants. Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov, Members of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Members of the European Parliament as well as representatives of Russian and Western media took part in the event. Traditionally, representatives of academia, cultural and religious communities participated in the discussions.