Marathon participant list included representatives of Kursk Administration, Rossotrudnichestvo (The Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation), Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ambassadors of Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, representatives of embassies of Nigeria, Indonesia, Ecuador and a number of other states, professors of the leading russian universities, leaders of different youth organizations of Russia. RISS was presented by the research fellow of the Center for Asian and the Middle Eastern Studies М.S.Zelenkova.
Special attention was given to an open discussion titled «International Security: point of view and priorities». In the discussion of the international situation the Director of the RAS Institute for Latin American Studies V.М.Davydov noted that international security is now transforming to create a new world order.
A considerable number of participants marked that a huge contribution to the development of international cooperation is made by national diplomacy, where an important part is taken by educational exchanges.