Conference marking the Centenary of the Danish-Russian Association

Saturday 27th of April, 14.00 – 18.00 at Cabinn Scandinavia, Vodroffsvej 55, 1900 Frederiksberg

Registration takes place at “NemTilmeld”:  – Fee DKK 50. 


This conference is held at the centenary of the Danish-Russian Association. 
The Association was founded on 23rd April 1924 as
The National Association for Cooperation
between Denmark and the Soviet Union and has since 1991 been called the Danish-Russian
We have invited speakers who will talk about not only the history of our association,
but also the history of corresponding British and Finnish associations. We also have invited a
speaker from the Civil Society Forum, who will talk about the work of their organisation.

The language of the conference is English. Moderator: Irina Bjørnø


14:00–14:10: Anne Hedeager Krag, Chairman of the Danish-Russian Society:

Introduction and welcome.


14:10–15:00: Karsten Fledelius, former Chairman of the Danish-Russian Association.

The history and activities of the Danish-Russian Association. 100 years of Relation
between Denmark and Russia, the Relation Now and in the Future


15:00-15:10: Kim Frederichsen, former Vice-Chairman of the Danish-Russian Association.

Introduction to the Centenary Booklet: Background and Description


15:10–16.00: David Brummell CB, Chairman of the Great Britain-Russia Society.

The Society was founded originally in 1959 as the GB-USSR Association.

The history and activities of the Society as well as relations with Russia through the
 years and today.


16:00–16.20: Coffee Break


16:20–17:10: Riku Savonen, Chairman of the Finland-Russia Society.

The Society was founded in 1944 as the Finland-Soviet Society.

The history, activities and current situation of the Finland-Russia Society.


17:10–17:50: TBC from the Civil Society Forum. Established in 2011 as the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum,
it is comprised of member organisations across wider Europe with the goal of building civil society.
The Role of the NGO’s to keep the contacts between the Civil Societies in the EU-countries and Russia.


17:50-18:00: Anne Hedeager Krag: Conclusion and final remarks.


There will be time for questions after each speaker.