Lavrov talks

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov

1950 - Born in Moscow
1972 - Graduates, Moscow State Institute of International Relations
1972 - Works for USSR embassy, Sri Lanka
1976 - Joins department of international organisations, USSR Foreign Ministry, Moscow
1981 - First secretary, counselor and senior counselor, permanent representation of the USSR at the United Nations
1988 - Deputy Head, department of international economic relations, USSR Foreign Ministry, Moscow 
1990 - Director, Foreign Ministry department of international organisations and global problems, Moscow  
1992 - Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation
1994 - Permanent representative of Russia to the United Nations
2004 - Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation

Today we will talk about global affairs. 2008 has been a significant year. On the day of the Olympic opening ceremony in Beijing, Georgia attacked South Ossetia, putting the European security system in peril. Then, the U.S. credit crunch provoked a global financial crisis that damaged the world economy. What are the mechanisms that could secure economic, political, and military stability? Here to tell us more is our guest, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.