Last Saturday on the 21st of September CCILR was present on the XII All-Portugal conference of Russian Compatriots. This Coordination Committee of Russian Compatriots is held every three years. It aims at gathering all the associations and organizations of Russian diaspora in order to share the experience, projects and define common strategy for the upcoming years. CCILR was presented by its General Secretary Mrs. S.Bilous. This year event was honored by the presence of Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Portugal Mr. M. Kaminyn and Deputy Director of Department for Relations with Compatriots Abroad within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Mr. S. Pshenichny.