Our ancestors, for example, mastering the languages and traditions of other countries, motivated by the desire to trade and share technology, to live in peace with its immediate neighbors and to share experiences with the people of the far corners of the planet.
In addition to the merchants or soldiers there was a profession of traveler - and is still alive today, though not as urgent as before: - of a man gathering information about the customs and traditions in distant lands, and bringing this information to their compatriots by expanding their knowledge and horizons, creating a platform for future cooperation with people of other cultures. Little by little, bit by bit, step by step people were getting to know each other. Gradually they learn not to be afraid. Gradually they found ways to collaborate.
Today, we have no possibility to wait for decades. The realities of today's world are such that the time separating the country, even in the physical world was reduced from weeks and months to hours, and the virtual world - to a fraction of a second. Consequently, work on the mutual understanding of cultures and their mutual enrichment must be carried out by several orders of magnitude more intense than it was done traditionally.
International Alliance of BRICS Strategic Projects creates a platform on which cultures of member-countries may interact not only within the federal official events , but also on the initiative of the citizens of these countries. The best programs are supported - it is important only (especially on early stage) that their main trend was the focus on mutual understanding and cooperation .
We welcome different views of the same phenomena, objects and events in the world - most importantly, that differences mutually enrich each other, and did not seek to sole correctness at the expense of others. Development of joint reviews, joint assessments and joint understanding - this is a global problem of the culture of each society being transformed over time into the task of world culture.
Masterpieces of human civilization have the creators, but do not have the specific owners. They belong to all mankind and serve as its unification. So, the pyramids of Egypt were established by labor and the genius of the ancient people, are being saved by the people of a particular country, but belong to all mankind. Likewise - "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci, founded in Italy, stored in France, but it is a world heritage. Similarly - music. Similarly - literature.
Today, we have every right to consider sport as a world heritage, certain types of which were born in different parts of the world. Food culture has also become international: Chinese restaurants in Russia, America or Europe, the Italian pizzeria in Africa, the Indian café in Canada, do not surprise anybody.
Such parallels we can easily find in any field of activity: in science, technology, linguistics, medicine - even in politics, when it is positive. Examples of today's global practices show that cultural unpreparedness may even destroy the best intentions, as it happens, for example, in the case of refugees from the Arab world to Europe.
Speaking of culture, we always mean the rules of constructive interaction. All that separates people, is not a culture. Those world religions that coexist peacefully with other churches and denominations have become repositories of the spiritual culture of peace. Those who try to use them for separation are out of culture. It seems simple, but in order to make this idea become common and widespread, it takes time and common efforts.
International Alliance of BRICS Strategic Projects is involved in realizing such programs and projects, that serve as conductors of ideas of creative role of the world's cultures, their uniting mission.