Between 6 and 7 April, expert consultant from the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the leading lecturer from the Military University of the Ministry of Defence, Oleg Popenkov, gave a number of lectures in Russian and Arabic for students of the Asian Studies programme. The events were held at the Faculty of History of Voronezh State University.
Oleg Popenkov talked about the history of Islam, about Salafism and Wahabiism and demonstrated an analysis of the Holy Scripture for all Muslims – the Koran.
The second day was dedicated to Middle East terrorist organisations, their histories and differences. At the end of the cycle of lectures, Oleg Popenkov told the students about middle eastern coffee traditions in Arabic.