About
PICREADIPublic Initiative "Creative Diplomacy" — is a Moscow-based non-governmental organization founded in 2010 by a group of new generation experts committed to develop and support civil initiatives in public diplomacy and foreign affairs.

PICREADI is one of the leading Russian organizations on public diplomacy. In 2017, it was mentioned among five important Russian soft power agencies in a study commissioned by the British Council from the University of Edinburgh.

PICREADI positions itself between academic research center and grass-roots organization in the field of Russia's public diplomacy system. We raise awareness about challenges and opportunities for our country's public diplomacy and do our best to make it better.

Additionally, PICREADI is an intellectual platform promoting annual face-to-face debates among prominent experts and emerging voices in Russian foreign policy community. We also teach public diplomacy and organize training programs.

PICREADI is fully independent in our research and related activities. Devoted to the Russian national interests and to the idea that Russian voice should be heard, we support diversity of opinions and dialogue. In times of mutual distrust and fake relations, PICREADI seeks to serve as a link between people, societies and states. We are also committed to gender equality in public diplomacy as one of our core values.

Our main activities:

Academic research and publications
- Russian Public Diplomacy Digest|2017 (In Russian)
- Russian Public Diplomacy Ranking|2017 (to be released, December 2017)
- Russian Course for a Public Diplomat|Russian Public Diplomacy Basic Textbook, in partnership with the RIAC

Grass-roots events and activities
- Meeting Russia|2017 (In Russian)
- Russian Public Diplomacy Ranking|2017 (to be released, December 2017)
- Russian Course for a Public Diplomat|Russian Public Diplomacy Basic Textbook, in partnership with the RIAC

Events and activities
- Meeting Russia|Public Diplomacy Program for Young Leaders
- Foreign Policy Debates (Sergey Kortunov Debates)

Teaching
- Public Diplomacy Training