International and interregional socio-cultural programme

 «BRICS People Choosing Life»

India (2022), Russia (2023-2024), Brazil (2025), Iran (2026), South Africa (2027)



Moscow, regions of Moscow, Tver and Samara, Altai krai


Science and educational project

«BRICS Youth for Cybersecurity»


Tver state university

June 3, 2024


Concept of the «round table»

«Digital society: tendencies, opportunities and risks»

The round table is organised within the framework of the Russian phase of the International and interregional socio-cultural programme «BRICS People Choosing Life» and is dedicated to the issues of developing the modern digital civilization, as well as its opportunities and challenges. The relevance of the topic is determined by the actively developing technological potential of the countries, in which both wide ranges of science and technical progress and ranges in the sphere of information security manifest themselves

From 2019 to 2024 the Centre for International Cybersecurity and Science and Technological Policy, Institute for International Studies, MGIMO University under the Russian Foreign Ministry, published a series of textbooks covering the multilateral aspects of digital world challenges. The Centre also held international conferences, proving this topic’s relevance.

The issue of assuring cybersecurity in today’s world attracts the attention of all states, being crucial for erecting a sustainable future.

It is vital to note that the threats to information security are transnational in their nature, requiring international responses. Thus, the role and need for international cooperation in the field of science, technology and information security is increasing.

The project «BRICS People for Cybersecurity» will draw attention to the modern risks and threats problems in the global digital world.

Moderator: Alborova Marianna Borisovna – Ph.D. in History, assistant professor of the Institute of the Economics, Mathematics and Informatics of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation (RANEPA)

We invite the representatives of Tver state university to comoderation

- Ensuring equal rights for all States to participate in Internet governance

- The challenge of international inequality in the modern infospace and ways of digital capacitation of the developing countries

- Spheres of international collaboration in the field of development assistance in the ICT environment

- Global Challenges and Threats to contemporary Internet Space

- New challenges of cybersecurity caused by the development of Industry 4.0 advanced technologies

- Public-private partnerships in the field of national and international security of the ICT realm

- Public-private partnership in the field of national and international security of ICT environment: search for balance of interests

- Concept of International Scientific and Technological Relations (ISTR)

- Modern system of info support for international scientific and technological cooperation

- Specifics of Russia's Integration into the global network of scientific and information cooperation

- High Humanitarian Technologies of the Digital Era and International Politics

- The place of science and technological progress in resolving the contradictions of the global environmental and climate agenda

- The international dimensions of the Artificial Intelligence

- New Generation Hybrid Warfare

- The Importance of Historical Memory: Combating Data Falsification

- Deepfakes as a tool of information distortion.

Renowned scientists and experts are to be invited to join the discussion:

Andrey Vladimivich Krutskih – Doctor of History, Director, Center for International Cybersecurity and Science and Technological Policy, Institute for International Studies, MGIMO University under the Russian Foreign Ministry;

Olga Andreevna Melnikova – Ph.D. in Political Science, diplomacy, deputy director of the International Cyber Security Department  of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, research scientist, Center for International Cybersecurity and Science and Technological Policy, Institute for International Studies, MGIMO University under the Russian Foreign Ministry;

Vladimir Victorovich Ivanov – Doctor of Economics, Ph.D in Technical Science, corresponding member, Russian Academy of Science, deputy president of the Russian Academy of Science, director of the Information and analytical centre “Nauka” (“Science”) within the auspices of the Russian Academy of Science;

Georgiy Gennadievich Malinetskiy – Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, professor, active member of the Academy of Military Science, head of the department of mathematical modelling of nonlinear  processes, Institute for Applied Mathematics named after M.V. Keldysh;

Alexander Victorovich Zinchenko – Doctor of History, professor;

Alexey Victorovich Biryukov – Ph.D. in History, associate professor, author of numerous works on the matter of science and technology progress.

The round table will culminate in a collection of speeches/scientific articles in the format of a collective monograph. The research and educational project "BRICS People for Cybersecurity" will contribute to supporting Russia's global image, strengthening the BRICS strategic partnership via establishing and expanding humanitarian and business cooperation.

As part of the research and education project "BRICS People for Cybersecurity", it is planned to invite regional university’s students to participate in the BRICS+ CTF 2024 International Interuniversity Competition. The competitions are held in an open format for all countries of the world.

There is a quota for BRICS states to qualify for the final stage.

Cybersecurity competitions (the most accurate analogy is the ACM ICPC in computer security). Teams are given a series of challenges related to cryptography, reverse engineering, web vulnerabilities, network security, digital forensics - topics that computer security engineers typically work with.

The competitions will run from August to November 2024,