November 3, 2021: Another video-conference between Taganrog Vocational Technical School of Marine Engineering and "Forum Russische Kultur Gütersloh" from the German city of Gütersloh (North Rhine-Westphalia) was held within the framework of the mutual educational and cultural cooperation between Taganrog and Gütersloh.
The history of Taganrog's cooperation with this NGO goes back to early meetings in 2009
. In April 2014, the Taganrog Municipal Chamber Orchestra directed by Alexander Gurevich was invited by the Forum Russische Kultur Gütersloh and gave concerts in Bielefeld-Senne, Steinhagen, Gütersloh and Bonn
. In 2019 a delegation from Gütersloh presented an old Italian accordion
to Taganrog Municipal Chamber Orchestra directed by Alexander Gurevich.
Among the participants were technical school's students interested in German culture and international cooperation. The event was organized by Taganrog Foreign Relations Office's Chief Specialist Dmitry Kulichev, who translated the online meeting and psychology teacher Irina Velichko.
The invited speaker from Germany was the deputy chairwoman of the organizations "Forum Russische Kultur Gütersloh" and German-Russian Society of Paderborn, Cornelia Burmann. Mrs. Burmann had visited Taganrog with the delegation of the Forum in 2019
Russian students discussed with Mrs. Burmann different topics ranging from Russian cinematography to Soviet monuments to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War in Berlin.
The first video-conference between Taganrog Vocational Technical School of Marine Engineering and "Forum Russische Kultur Gütersloh" was held on May 25, 2021