"The Golden Collection" Erkki Tuomioja, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland Global challenges and responsibilities Interdependence has its good and bad sides – no country or nation can avoid it. This is also what determines whether we have a common future, or none at all. Perhaps in the best case, we have only a few decades to achieve a sustainable environment, and social and economic development. POLIITICS K. Barsky. On the eve of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit...
DIPLOMACY I. Morgulov, Deputy Minister of Russian Foreign Affairs Russia - Pakistan: prospects for cooperation On the 65th anniversary of bilateral relations Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on May 1st, 1948 as a result of the agreement reached in New York between the then Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko and the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Zafarullah Khan. Soon after that in Moscow and Karachi, the embassies of Pakistan and the Soviet Union began operations. Y....
I. Ivanov. Will the world be held hostage to nuclear weapons The famous Manhattan Project to develop nuclear weapons was launched in the U.S. in September 1943. This date is considered to be the beginning of the nuclear age. When the developers of the Manhattan Project in the United States and I. Kurchatov’s group in the Soviet Union created the first atomic bombs, they were unlikely to have expected that their creations were destined to have such a long life.
Syria - is a con in the sense that the situation has not improved. Another con is the lack of adequate progress on a number of aspects of our relationship with the U.S. There are other cons, which are not as "politically charged", such as the difficulties that we are having over the visa dialogue with the EU.Among the positive results of the year were the formation of the Eurasian Economic Commission consisting of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, the strengthening of the Collective Security Treaty,...
Berlin - 2012 Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister Greetings to the participants of the II International Conference "Russia and Europe: current problems of modern international journalism" M. Seslavinsky, head of the Russian Agency for Press and Mass Communications Greetings to the participants of the II International Conference "Russia and Europe: current problems of modern international journalism"
"Golden Collection" Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi Prime Minister We can only survive by building a single state, a single civil society. Russia has a long history of relations with Iraq, and I hope that we will establish strong relationships with Russian companies in various industries. Some attribute our visit just to the purchase of weapons. I must say that it is not. We have a variety of objectives, and the purchase of arms is not primary among them. MULTILATERAL DIPLOMACY A. Grushko,...
DIPLOMACY S. Naryshkin Russia and PACE: Options for the Future On October 2, the PACE session passed a resolution on Russia which carried a number of statements unacceptable to Moscow, causing the Russian delegation to vote against the document Bob Carr, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia On the 70th Anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations Between Australia and Russia The relations between Australia and Russia have gone a long and difficult way over the seven decades since the establishment...
S. Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Russian Diplomacy and the XXI Challenges The XXI century international relations evolve towards a polycentric configuration, meaning that no individual country, no matter how powerful, no camp akin to the Cold War political blocs, and no concert of the chosen few countries or centers of influence should expect to enjoy monopoly in global decision-making POLITICS I. Ivanov The US-Russian Reset: a Tactical Move or a Strategic Choice? Gauging...
Policy G. Karasin, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Russian Foreign Affairs The "Occupation" of Abkhazia and South Ossetia: Myths and Reality Four years ago, on the night of 7 to 8 August 2008, the Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili treacherously violated the promise of a ceasefire, and ordered the attack on the peaceful city of Tskhinvali. A. Pritsepov and S. Petrovich. The beginning of the Russian Chairmanship of the Council of the Baltic Sea States On 1st July of this year, Russia...