Putin's foreign policy agenda

­Konstantin Kosachev – Head, Federal Agency for CIS


Vladimir Putin’s refusal to attend the G-8 summit in Camp David has been seen as an important and symbolic step. The media started speculating about the new president’s foreign policy course. And as for now, it looks like Mr. Putin has turned to Russia's closest neighbors – the CIS. Will the post-Soviet countries really become the top foreign policy priority? Won’t it harm relations with other partners? We’ll discuss it with the head of Russia’s special body in charge of relations with the post-Soviet states – the federal agency for the CIS – Konstantin Kosachev.