Seliger (forum)

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International youth educational (camp) forum SELIGER
Founded 2005
Founder Vasily Yakemenko
Status Educational camp


Country of origin  Russia
Location Tver Oblast, Ostashkov
Official website
camp SELIGER-2007, youth movement NASHI
camp SELIGER-2007, youth movement NASHI

Seliger is an educational forum (camp) held since 2005 at Lake Seliger in the Russian Tver Region (350 km from Moscow).

Seliger forums bring together young people to study and discuss issues in political science, economics, art, literature and culture. According to the head of the Russian Federal Agency for Youth, Leader of the youth movement NASHI Vasily Yakemenko, "The aim of the Seliger forums is to provide each talented young individual with a chance to realize their potential to the fullest, to convert talent into success".[1] About 50 000 young people aged from 11 to 30 took part in the forum in 2009.

camp SELIGER-2007, youth movement NASHI
camp SELIGER-2007, youth movement NASHI
camp SELIGER-2007, youth movement NASHI

Talented youth which has many innovative ideas has gathered at forum and they have possibility to receive more knowledge to become effective managers and organizers of youth movements and innovative projects after Seliger's end. The youngest inventor of the country is 11-year-old Sergey Lushkovsky, Anisimovoj Lily's project about creation of biological preparation for cleaning soil, a complex of wind-energetic plant of Evgenie Kurkin, and also projects in sphere of cultural exchange interactions – Maxim Zhiljaeva - decision of problems international interactions, Sergey Digonskogo's project on preparation negotiator in interethnic conflicts(negotiator, negociador), «Style Laboratory» by Darya Morinoj for all who wants to live in bright and attractive Russia. Known politicians, scientists, businessmen, cultural workers, professors (from prestigious universities), scientists, show business stars were invited to "Seliger". They organized masterclass' for youth, gave lectures, simply communicated with youth and gave their experience. Many young men admitted that these lectures and master classes gave very useful and unique information which can be used in the projects and in work.

This year the forum consisted of eight thematic parts. Each part worked some days. Part "the Zvorykinsky project" gave the chance to thousands young men to become successful by commercialisation the inventions. Participants of forum 48 agreements about support and financing their works and assigned more than 100 million roubles for projects. Corporation "Rusnano" interested in projects of young inventors. Participants of part "You are businessman" signed more than 700 agreements with companies, organisations and private persons. The sum of assigned meal for young businessmen became about 130 million roubles. More than 200 participants of part received certificates for taking part in MBI educational programs.

The result of part "Information stream" (school of youth journalists) became agreement for creating professional community media information labour potential of Russia.

The agreement was signed by Jakemenko, the main editor of "Moscow Komsomol" - Pavel Gusev, main editor of newspaper "Work" - Vladimir Borodin. President of journalist facultet of MSU - Jasen Zasursky and head of "Russian journalist's union" - Vsevolod Bogdanov supported project.

Over 500 agreements were signed during volunteer program "Tecknologies of kind". Sponsorship for it was 50 millions of RUR.

During "Artparad" program were signed 150 agreements and sponsorshiped 20 millions roubles. [1]

A very aggressive anti-opposition propaganda is used in the camp in order to program young inexperienced minds to serve the ruling elite. The practiced methods are questionable and in civilized countries they would be a ground for court actions, at least for libel.,[2][3] Photographs from the scene, Seliger-2010

At the end of the 2013 Forum on the Internet appeared the first public images of the flag of the Donetsk People's Republic made during the forum.[4]


As the organisation Nashi, the camp is described as an attempt by the Kremlin to indoctrinate Russian youth and to make them immune to democracy aspirations such as those that played an important role in the orange revolution.[5][6]

From 17 to 20 June 2011 Russian civic and opposition organisations held near Moscow an alternative forum, Antiseliger .


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