Russia wants a safer Europe

Andrey Nesterenko, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Director, Information and Press Department, Russian Foreign Ministry

1955 - Born in Moscow
1977 - Graduates, Moscow State University of International Relations
1977 - Attache, department of international organisations, USSR Foreign Ministry
1978 - Third secretary, USSR permanent mission at the UN
1983 - Second secretary, department of international organisations, USSR Foreign Ministry
1985 - First secretary, USSR permanent mission at the UN
1988 - First secretary and counselor, general secretariat, USSR Foreign Ministry
1991 - Counselor, Russian embassy, United Kingdom
1996 - Counselor and deputy director, department-general secretariat of the Russian Foreign Ministry
1998 - Deputy director, 4th European department, Russian Foreign Ministry
1999 - Deputy secretary general, Russian Foreign Ministry
2001 - Head, foreign minister and deputy secretary general secretariat, Russian Foreign Ministry
2003 -    Russian ambassador to the republic of Cyprus
2008 - Director, information and press department, Russian Foreign Ministry

The Russian version of a new democratic world order is the subject for today’s discussion. In an unusually emotional speech this week, President Medvedev proposed a new security pact in Europe to ban the use of force and made clear that no single country, including Russia, would have a monopoly on providing security for the continent. But is Europe really up to change? And what should it look like, in the eyes of Russian diplomacy? To answer these questions, our guest is Andrey Nesterenko, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman.