“Generations of Russians feel betrayed by NATO’s expansion”

Sergey Ryabkov, Director, Department of European Co-operation, Russian Foreign Ministry

1960 - Born in Moscow
1982 - Graduates, Moscow State University of International Relations
1982 - Joins Russian Foreign Ministry
1995 - OSCE section head, Department of European Co-operation, Russian Foreign Ministry
2002 - Counselor, Russian Embassy, U.S.
2005 - Director, Department of European Co-operation, Russian Foreign Ministry
 
The NATO summit in Bucharest has gathered more than three thousand top politicians, diplomats and military experts. President Putin is attending the Russia-NATO council for the first time since 2002. On this edition we're taking you backstage for a look at the background of Russia-NATO negotiations. The guest on Spotlight is a person with first-hand experience of the process, one of Russia’s top diplomats, head of the European Cooperation Department of the Russian foreign ministry - Sergey Ryabkov.