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“It’s crucial we increase knowledge of Russia,” Stoltenberg senior says. Political relations between the Nordic Countries and Russia may be chilly at the moment, but that does not prevent intensive course cooperation across borders for improving Russian media people. 12 talented young photographers from Northwest Russia recently participated in a Nordic Master Class for a book issued in Denmark. Next Door, published by Ajour, features the Russian photographers’ portraits. Moreover, the foreword is by former Norwegian Foreign Minister Thorvald Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s father. "Wonderful! I thought you had forgotten about me,” said Mr Stoltenberg senior as he got to see the published book.

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“It’s crucial we increase knowledge of Russia,” Stoltenberg senior says

Published on Friday, 21st November, 2014 at 14:08 under the news category, by Tove Andersson.
Last Updated on 21st November 2014 at 14:19.

Political relations between the Nordic Countries and Russia may be chilly at the moment, but that does not prevent intensive course cooperation across borders for improving Russian media people.

Thorvald Stoltenberg
Mr Stoltenberg after he was presented with the book to which he wrote the foreword.Thorvald Stoltenberg
Photo: Tove Andersson


12 talented young photographers from Northwest Russia recently participated in a Nordic Master Class for a book issued in Denmark. Next Door, published by Ajour, features the Russian photographers’ portraits. Moreover, the foreword is by former Norwegian Foreign Minister Thorvald Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s father.

"Wonderful! I thought you had forgotten about me,” said Mr Stoltenberg senior as he got to see the published book.

The Nordic Journalist Centre (NJC) handed him a copy of it under the Nordic Council sessions in Stockholm.

Mr Stoltenberg had just spoken to the Nordic Council regarding relations with Russia in the current situation, saying that a book like Next Door comes at right time.

“It is vital that we get more familiar with our major neighbor to the East,” he said.

The Nordic-Russia project is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers. It is implemented in close cooperation between five institutions and their areas of expertise.

These are the Danish School of Media and Journalism, Regional Press Institute, the State University in St. Petersburg, the Barents Press International in Murmansk, the Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in St. Petersburg, and the Nordic Journalist Centre.

”With good neighbours you can discuss, laugh, cry or argue – as long as the final goal is to learn from our common challenges,” remarked Thorvald Stoltenberg, who has served as Norway’s Minister of Defence and the Scandinavian country’s Ambassador to the UN between 1989 and 1990.

Anders Lange, author of the book, said in the opening remarks of the Exhibition that “we had no idea that these words would be of such importance now – in the shadow of the tense political atmosphere between the Nordic countries and Russia.”



Published on Friday, 21st November, 2014 at 14:08 under the news category, by Tove Andersson.
Last updated on 21st November 2014 at 14:19.

This post has the following tags: stoltenberg, russia, norway.





  
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