Monday, September 7, 1998
Vol. 34, No. 36
Memorandum of understanding between the United States of America and Russian
Federation on the principles of cooperation in the fields of culture, the
humanities, the social sciences, education, and the mass media
�� The Government of the United States of America and the Government
of the Russian Federation (hereinafter referred to as "the
� Desiring to enhance mutual understanding and strengthen the
America and the Russian Federation;
�� Believing that further development of cooperation on the basis of
equality and mutual benefit will facilitate attainment of these
� Reaffirming the enduring validity of the principle of compliance
with the international norms governing rights to intellectual
� Guided By the provisions of the Charter for American-Russian
Partnership and Friendship signed at Washington on June 17, 1992; and
�� Declaring their intent to encourage direct ties between the
citizens and appropriate institutions of the United States of America
and the Russian Federation, as well as between the U.S. and Russian
non-governmental institutions, in the fields of culture the
humanities, the social sciences, education, and the mass media;
� Have reached mutual understanding that:
cooperation in the fields of culture, the humanities, the social
sciences, education, archival science, and the mass media.
� 2. The Participants intend to encourage the development of
cultural exchanges in order to promote better understanding of each
other's culture, particularly through: organization of theatrical
performances and art exhibitions;
� dissemination of instructional materials, books, periodicals,
scholarly publications, radio and television progams, films, and
other audiovisual materials;
� organization of lectures, seminars, and joint scholarly research;
� participation in other activities in the fields of culture and art
carried out in the United States of America and the Russian
contacts between interested governmental and non-governmental
organizations in order to develop programs and joint projects in
fields of mutual interest that help strengthen bilateral ties.
� 4. The Participants plan to encourage scholarly research in the
fields of culture, the humanities, and education conducted by
appropriate academic institutions in the two countries.
� 5. The Participants intend to provide assistance in the study of
the Russian and English languages in the United States of America and
the Russian Federation, respectively.
� 6. The Participants intend to facilitate the reciprocal sending of
pupils, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and scholars
for instruction and scholarly research, as well as high school
teachers to work as interns and give lectures.
� 7. The Participants intend to encourage the development of
contacts between libraries and archives in order to provide wider
access to the information available in them.
between journalists, publishers, and mass media associations.
� 9. The Participants intend to encourage contacts and cooperation
between youth, women's, and other non-governmental organizations in
the two countries.
� 10. The activities set forth in this Memorandum may be carried
out in the form of joint projects or individual programs of
appropriate governmental or non-governmental organizations in the
United States of America and the Russian Federation.
� 11. The Participants plan for their representatives to meet as
necessary or at the request of either Participant to exchange views
and also to formulate recommendations on specific aspects of the
development of cultural cooperation. Matters relating to this will
be coordinated through diplomatic channels.
� 12. In matters pertaining to cooperation in the fields of
culture, the humanities, the social sciences, education, and the mass
accordance with the laws and regulations of the United States of
America and the Russian Federation and in accordance with the
principles and norms of international law, beginning on the date of
its signature and until such time as either Participant informs the
other in writing to the contrary.
� The provisions of this Memorandum do not affect other active
projects or programs. Signed at Moscow, this second day of
September, 1998, in duplicate, each in the English and Russian