On 26 November 2018 Brussels hosted the 12th European Russian Forum, an annual event held on the initiative of President of the EU Russian-speakers Alliance Tatjana Ždanoka. This year MEP from Latvia, Miroslavs Mitrofanovs was the main organiser of the Forum.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov sent a message of greetings to the participants of the meeting. Traditionally, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov, members of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, members of the European Parliament, representatives of political think tanks, NGOs, Russian and European media took part in the Forum.
A European Russian Youth Forum that brought together representatives of a range of compatriots’ organisations in Europe also took place within the main event.