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Valery Novoselsky is the representative of international Romani movement, founder and editor of Roma Virtual Network (the international Romani media channel), vice-president of World Roma Organization "Rromanipen".
Valery Novoselsky was born in April 1970 in assimilated Romani family in the city Dnipropetrovs’k, Ukraine (then part of USSR). Part of his childhood lived in Siberia. In 1991-94 studied history in Dnipropetrovs’k National University. In 1993-95 was working in a Christian mission in Moscow, Russia. Immigrated to Israel in autumn 1995. In 1996-2002 was studying and working as English-Russian translator in the Galilee Bible College - Israeli branch of American Global University. BA on Theology and Bible obtained in 2002.
Valery Novoselsky has been involved in the international Romani movement since July 1999 as the founder and the editor of the Roma Virtual Network (RVN), known media channel with more then 11 000 individual and organizational subscribers. Since February 2002 he is also the founder and editor of the Public Diplomacy Network, media channel with more then 7 000 subscribers which features such topics as Russian-speaking diasporas, Jewish world and relationships between Muslim and Jewish communities.
He is an alumni of the Roma Diplomacy Programme (2005-2006) of the Swiss-based DiploFoundation, and he works in close cooperation with the organizations of European Roma Policy Coalition (ERPC). Mr Novoselsky regularly participates in Roma-related events and workshops around the world.