On July 1, 2022, the Decree of the President of May 20 on the establishment of the Department for International Cooperation in the Field of Culture, Science, Education and Sports
within the structure of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs came into force. Natalia Burlinova
, President of PICREADI, spoke about the new department on the air "Morning in St. Petersburg" of the St. Petersburg TV channel
. Natalia answered the question of what the difference between the functionality of the new department and Rossotrudnichestvo is supposed to be, and also noted what might be of interest in the activities of the department for international cooperation for the Russian regions.
Video interview (in Russian) is available here