Vladimir Pozner(journalist, writer, broadcaster, the first president of the Russian Television Academy) will be asking the questions.
Alexander Sokurov - the film director and a pioneer, writer, Honored Artist of Russia
Andrey Zvyagintsev - film director and screenwriter, winner of the Venice and Cannes Film Festival. Winner of the "Golden Globe" and a nominee for "Oscar"
Pavel Lungin - film director, screenwriter, winner of the Cannes Film Festival
Science / Medicine
Tatiana Chernigovskaya - a philologist, linguist, psychologist, expert in psycholinguistics
Mikhail Alshibaya - heart surgeon, Professor, MD, Head of Dep. of Coronary Surgery Scientific Center of Cardiovascular Surgery named A. Bakulev of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences
Dmitry Petrov - a polyglot, simultaneous interpreter, teacher, presenter - teacher of the reality show "Polyglot" on the TV channel "Culture"
Business / Politics
Alexey Kudrin - economist, statesman
Irina Prokhorova - literary critic, chief editor of the "New Literary Review", the head of the publishing house, TV presenter of channel RBC-TV
Garrett Johnston - Information Technology and Services, creator of innovative marketing strategies
Reporters / design / secular persons
Grigory Revzin - historian, art, architecture critic, journalist and columnist
Leonid Parfenov - journalist, TV presenter, director, five-time winner TEFI award
Alexander Arkhangelsky - literary critic, writer, TV presenter
Out of these, 4 speakers will be selected. The audience of this debate will be 250 guests.