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Cooperation Agreement with Russian Geographical Society signed

 

   

President of the Siam Society Mrs. Pikulkeaw Krairiksh and
First Vice-President of the Russian Geographical Society
Mr. Nikolay Kasimov exchanging gifts at the signing

Photo by: Tatiana Nikolaeva

 

   

Representatives of the Siam Society under Royal Patronage, representatives of the Russian Geographical Society, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Russian Federation during the signing

Photo by: Pinthip Kerdplanun

 

An agreement between the Siam Society under Royal Patronage and the Russian Geographical Society was signed in St. Petersburg, Russia 8 October. According to the agreement, they will cooperate in the development of scientific, geographic, and cultural field.

The representatives of the Siam Society, led by President Mrs. Pikulkeaw Krairiksh and Mrs. Bilaibhan Sampatisiri, received a warm welcome from first Vice-President of the Russian Geographical Society Mr. Nikolai Kasimov at the headquarters of the Society in St. Petersburg.

 

   

Mrs. Pikulkeaw Krairiksh and Mrs. Bilaibhan Sampatisiri at the headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society in St. Petersburg, Russia

Photo by: Pinthip Kerdplanun

 

The first Vice-President of the Russian Geographical Society said that the agreement signed is important “for friendship between people,” and that the goal of the agreement “is to involve young geographers from Russia and Thailand” in their future activities.

The Siam Society was grateful to the leaders of the Russian Geographical Society for organizing the visit. The Siam Society had been in contact with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Thailand for four years prior to the establishment of the partnership between the two Societies, stated the President of the Siam Society, before confirming that the Siam Society understands “the importance of studying Russia’s Culture.”

 

   

Mrs. Pikulkeaw Krairiksh, Mrs. Bilaibhan Sampatisiri, and Ambassador H.E. Thanatip Upatising in the scientific library during a tour provided by the Russian Geographical Society

Photo by: Pinthip Kerdplanun

 

Both the Siam Society under Royal Patronage and the Russian Geographical Society are academically prominent institutions in each own country. Therefore, this movement on signing on a cooperation agreement will be the commencement of a further learning and understanding on the geographical, ethnological, art and culture of the two countries in order to create closer ties between Russia and Thailand in the future.

 

The Russian Geographical Society was established by the highest authority of Nicholas I in 1845. It is one of the oldest geographical societies in the world.

Nowadays, the Society continues to follow the time-honoured traditions established by its founders. Geographers, ecologists, geologists, ethnologists, statisticians, photographers, mass-media representatives, travellers, and those eager to learn new about Russia and ready to help to preserve its natural riches cooperate with the Society. Regional branches of the Society operate in all 83 federal subjects of the Russian Federation.

The Board of Trustees of the Society, headed by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin was established in 2010. The Board has restored years-long traditions of patronship and instituted grants of the Society.

The Russian Geographical Society’s expeditions played a significant role in opening Siberia and the Far East, Middle and Central Asia, and the World Ocean.