Question: On one hand, many will invest much effort to reach the convention in Siberia, but on the other hand, there will soon be a conference in Saint Petersburg, so they don’t know which they should choose…
Answer: I suppose that for all the friends beyond the Ural area, who live from the Urals to the Far East, it is preferable to go to Krasnoyarsk.
In Saint Petersburg there will be another type of convention, not a regional congress, but a gathering of many nations, which would be called a European congress; representatives from Europe and other countries will come. This is a congress for the already established, incorporated, and inclusive groups, people who have “ripened” for many years in this region.
Whereas for the inhabitants of Siberia, I personally recommend that they travel to Krasnoyarsk. They won’t lose anything. A convention like the one in Saint Petersburg will be in many other places; whereas a congress like that in Krasnoyarsk may not ever happen again. I say this seriously. I relate to this with great awe, great caution, and think that it will be unique.
This will be a more intimate congress, closer to nature. The spirit of the congress in Krasnoyarsk itself is local, Siberian, compulsory, so that all of us can come together with more density. We don’t need to visit the attractions of Saint Petersburg, rather we must look at the upper world. For this, Krasnoyarsk is better.
From the Virtual Lesson 6/2/2013