By Koozma J. Tarasoff, Ottawa
150 Years of the Canadian Federation: From a British Dominion to a Global Player’ was the theme of this year’s international conference held April 7-8, 2017 at the University of St. Petersburg, Russia.
The event was co-sponsored by the Institute for US and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences; the Russian Association for Canadian Studies; and the ‘Moscow-Quebec’ Educational and Scientific Center Russian State University for the Humanities.
The conference was attended by scientists from the universities of many Russian cities (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Volgograd, Saratov, Tambov, Bryansk, Chelyabinsk), as well as from Canada and Estonia.
This major event is held every 5 years for all researchers of history, politics, economy and culture of Canada. Scientists from more than 10 cities of Russia and Canada submitted  reports on the history, politics, domestic development and its role in contemporary international relations.
Phenomenology of the culture of modern Canadian Doukhobors is the title of a paper presented by Dr. Irina A. Anosova. Dr. Anosova is a professor in the Department of Philosophy, Culture and Arts, St. Petersburg University, Russian Federation. She first encountered Doukhobors while researching Lev. N. Tolstoy for her PhD thesis. Her focus on Doukhobors began in 1989, and has not stopped. In 2010, many Canadian Doukhobors met and hosted her North American field research tour.