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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.