International and interregional cooperation
Within the framework of the agreements, concluded by the region with the RF subjects, the cultural collaboration takes place. For ex. such Agreements were concluded with Daghestan (1997), Volgograd region 1998), Samara region, Saint-Petersburg (1999). The executive authority works at preparing the agreement with Kalmyk Republic.
The active work is run to set the humanity collaboration with the contiguous states – first of all – with Kazakhstan. The regional authorities hope to realize the agreement of 1998 concerning the establishment of the educational institution in the region.
Within the framework of the regional special program “The Development and cherishing the cultural heritage in Astrakhan region for 2001 – 2004’’ there is a plan to carry out the Days devoted to the Slavonic written language and culture, the days devoted to the regional culture in Republics of Byelorussia, Kazakhstan, Daghestan , Kalmyk, Kabardino- Barkarian, in Saratov and Volgograd regions, Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.
There are headquarters of the Caspian states Universities Association created on the basis of Astrakhan State Technical University. The Association’s main task is to set up and develop the united educational and information field in the Caspian region.