This issue comes out on the eve of the VI Congress of artistic intelligentsia and scholars of the Commonwealth of Independent States, which coincides with the twentieth anniversary of this organization. This significant coincidence gave birth to the idea of the issue intended to show promising perspectives of the dialogue between different cultures – first of all on the territory of the CIS and Baltic countries. Contacts of multilingual cultures free from ideological dictates are able to accumulate positive experience of renovation and reveal both the potential of collaboration and the complicating factors.
Both attraction of cultures to each other and upholding of cultural originality are characteristic of the epoch of globalism. The point of intersection of these tendencies, their golden section we assume as the main point of applying our efforts because “Drouzba Narodov” has always been and is now that very crossroad where different cultures are meeting.