Vilnius, the Russian forum has been held since 2013. It discusses topical issues of internal and foreign policy of Russia, the situation in the sphere of human rights protection, Russia's relations with the West, the prospects of these relations. During the discussions, assessed the development trends of the Russian economic situation, discussed the fight against Russian propaganda, and other issues.

As informs Agency BNS referring to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Lithuania, this year the focus of the forum will be paid to the sentiments of the people of Russia and possible changes in the upcoming in 2018 presidential elections in Russia.

In Vilnius there will arrive, in particular, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Vladimir Kara-Murza, the leaders of the party PARNAS Mikhail Kasyanov and Ilya Yashin, Nemtsov Jeanne (the daughter of the murdered two years ago of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov).