The VIII Baikal International School, with a subtitle of Sustained Development In Cultural Dialogue, shall be launched today in Tankhoi, Republic of Buryatia, Russia (Tankhoi is situated on the shore of Lake Baikal). Ivan Smirnov, Head of Educational Programs in IFTI, will take most active part in its organization and work. The main goal of the School shall be to setup an international site of ecological education for young people, aimed to promote the ecological research activity and development of an active attitude toward natural resource conservation. Young people coming to the School from various regions of Russia and other countries shall participate in the work of different research or projects’ sections. Moreover, participants of the School are looking forward to excursions to the Baikal State Natural Biosphere Reserve, an ethnographic site and Buryatia Museum of Natural History.