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PACE: Discussing South Ossetia

Head of the Russian delegation to PACE and Chairman of the State Duma Committee for International Affairs, Konstantin Kosachev

1962 - Born in Moscow Region
1984 - Graduates, Moscow State Institute of International Relations
1984 - Deputy Director, Foreign Ministry of the USSR
1998 - International Affairs Council, Russian Prime Minister
1999 - Deputy Head, Secretariat of Chairman of the Government
1999 - State Duma Deputy
2001 - First Vice Chairman, Fatherland All Russia party, State Duma
2003 - Chairman, State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee   
2004 - Chairman of Russian Delegation to PACE
2005 - Elected Vice President, PACE

Today we will talk about Russia's place in European politics. The autumn session of PACE later this month will discuss the conflict in South Ossetia. A report on the conflict will be presented by the special delegation of PACE, which visited Moscow, Tbilisi and Tskhinval. How may the discussion, that will follow, affect Moscow's political image and Russia's position in Europe?