The third Global Policy Forum headed by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev opened on Wednesday in the central Russian city of Yaroslavl.
The main issues of the forum will be global security, local conflicts and personal freedoms.
Dmitry Medvedev and Turkish President Abdullah Gul are expected to appear at the two-day forum. Political leaders of all Russian parties, heads of Russian regions, political scientists and experts from more than 30 countries will also visit the forum.
Discussions will be broadcasted in 11 foreign languages. RIA Novosti is the forum's official media partner.