Negotiating arms control

Andrey Kokoshin, military expert, First Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, 1992-1997, Defence Council Secretary, 1997-1998

1945 - Born in Moscow
1969 - Graduates, Moscow Bauman Higher Technical School
1974 - Researcher, institute of American and Canadian studies, Moscow
1982 - PhD in history of science
1984 - Deputy director, institute of American and Canadian studies, Moscow
1989 - Member, USSR Academy of Sciences
1992 - First deputy minister of defence of the Russian Federation
1996 - Member, Defence Spending Committee
1997 - Appointed secretary of the defence council
1997 - Appointed state military inspector and head of state military inspectorate of the president of Russia
1998 – Appointed secretary of the security council of Russia
2003 - Chairman, committee of CIS and Russian diasporas relations
2008 - First deputy chairman, State Duma Committee on Science and Science Intensive Technology

Today we will talk about nuclear arms reduction. On May 19, Russia and the United States began formal talks in Moscow on reducing their nuclear weapon stockpiles. How many thorny issues are there? We’ll be talking about it with Andrey Kokoshin, the former Russian Deputy Defence Minister.