Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 24 / Trend E. Tariverdiyeva /
The XIV World Congress of Russian Press (WCRP) is being held under the aegis of ITAR,-TASS news agency in Naples, Italy on Sept. 24.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent his greetings to the delegates and guests of the World Congress.
"Your traditional meetings each year strengthen positions and make a significant contribution to the expansion of the Russian language information space," the Russian president said. "They unite all those who love our country and are genuinely interested in its successful development, promote the Russian language and culture and create Russia's positive image to the world."
The Russian President expressed the hope that participants of the World Congress in the Russian Press give priority to historical education, the themes of preserving common historical memory and respect for national spiritual heritage during the Year of Russian History.
Chairman of the ITAR-TASS board Vitaly Ignatenko and chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Sergey Naryshkin will deliver speeches at an opening ceremony. The Mayor of Naples and head of the Italian national organising committee of the Congress will welcome the Italian delegates.
Trend news agency director general Ilgar Huseynov, AzerTAc director general Aslan Aslanov, heads of Zerkalo (Mirror) and Azerbaijani news newspapers are attending the congress from Azerbaijan.
Participants will discuss the urgent problems faced by the media in the world. The agenda includes the issues 'A new era of media and the Russian speaking world information space' and 'Social media and traditional media'.
It is planned to discuss the most important aspects of the new media's impact on the status of traditional Russian media abroad.
More than 300 representatives of the national media, publishers of the Russian Press and heads of media outlets from 50 countries gathered at the Bay of Naples in the southern capital of the Apennines at the call of the World Association of Russian Press (WCRP).
Local authorities will hold the solemn event in honor of the participants and guests of the Congress at the famous theater "San Carlo" - the first opera house in Europe today, ITAR-TASS reported. It was founded in 1737 - 41 years before "La Scala" in Milan. The most famous operas by Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi were staged there. Russian stars Rudolf Nureyev, Ekaterina Maximova and Vladimir Vasiliev performed in the ballets.