Gastronomic Diplomacy as a Way of Preserving Ethnocultural Identity of Modern Nations

Natalia Bogoliubova, Julia Nikolaeva


The authors consider the new direction of cultural diplomacy - gastronomic diplomacy. Gastronomic diplomacy is one of the ways to preserve the ethnocultural identity of modern peoples and ethnic groups. The authors show the possibilities of gastronomic diplomacy for the popularization of national culture. The authors note that many countries are carrying out work aimed at incorporating national culinary traditions into the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. The authors pay special attention to the national cuisine of the peoples of the extreme North of Russia, especially the preservation of their national culinary traditions. The article notes the importance of preserving and popularizing the culinary traditions of the peoples of the Russian Arctic in order to maintain cultural diversity in the world. The article highlights the importance of gastronomic diplomacy for the development of new forms of cultural diplomacy. 

KEYWORDS: ethnicity, diplomacy, cultural exchange, gastronomic diplomacy, national cuisine, indigenous peoples of the North Russia, cultural heritage, UNESCO 

Full Text:



Denny, Cate. Branding of Territories. Best world practice. M.: Mann,

Ivanov and Ferber, 2013.

French cuisine had supplemented UNESCO World Heritage List. 17

November 2010

National composition of the population of the Russian Federation (according to the data of the Russian Census, 2010).

The list of cultural heritage of UNESCO has been added by the Uzbek and Tajik pilaff.

Traditional food of the indigenous peoples of the North Regions. Indigenous peoples of the North Regions in today’s world.

Vladimirov, Leonid Nikolayevich; Reshetnikov Ivan Savitch and Robbek, Vasiliy Afanasievich. Scientific aspects of the revival of Northern reindeer herding. Yakutsk: Publishing house “Yakutsk Scientific Center of the Siberian Branch of the RAS”, 2005.


  • There are currently no refbacks.