Russian Federation

UNESCO Chair in Comparative Studies of Spiritual Traditions, their Specific Cultures and Interreligious Dialogue (521), established in 2000 at the Russian Institute for Cultural Research (Russian Federation).


Interreligious dialogue.


  • To promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of the comparative study of diverse cultural and historical forms of interaction between philosophy, science, art and religion.
  • To serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the Institute and other institutions in the Middle East, Europe and North America.

Host Institution


Progress report 2007-2008 (short version)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network



Prof. Dimitri Spivak, Russian Institute for Cultural Studies, St.Petersburg branch
UNESCO Chairholder
E-Mail address - d.spivak(at)
Work Phone - (7 911) 937 63 22
Fax - (7 812) 574 10 47
Street - Universitetskaya nab., 5
City - St.Petersburg
Postal Code - 199034
Country - Russian Federation