icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Challenges to the Russian Foreign Policy

Mikhail Margelov, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Federation Council of Russia

1964 - Born in Moscow
1984 - Interpreter, International Department, CPSU
1986 - Graduates, Institute of the Countries of Asia and Africa
1990 - Joins World Resources and Boston Consulting Group
1996 - Head of Public Relations Department, Administration of the Russian President
1996 - Chief Co-ordinator, President Yeltsin's election campaign
1999 - Director, Russian Information Centre
2000 - Joins Committee of Foreign Affairs
2001 - Chairman, Committee of Foreign Affairs

Over the last few months Russia’s diplomacy has found itself at odds with the West on many international issues, ranging from the future status of Kosovo - to Iran’s nuclear problem. At the same time a long lasting debate on a treaty of Russia-Belarus Union is being revived. To give a competent comment on the hot issues of Russian foreign policy is the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Federation Council of Russia Mikhail Margelov.

Podcasts