Vladimir Pligin, Chairman, Constitutional Law and Nation Building Committee, State Duma, member of United Russia political party
1960 - Born in Vologda region
1982 - Graduates, Leningrad State University (now St. Petersburg)
1987 - Receives PhD in law
1996 - Advocate, Moscow regional bar association
2003 - State Duma deputy, Federal Assembly of Russia
2003 - Advocate status suspended due to State Duma election
2006 - Chairman, Constitutional Law and Nation Building Committee, State Duma
Today we are talking about security in Europe. This week the Russian State Duma is considering a draft law on the suspension of the Treaty on conventional forces in Europe, which Russia has been so far implementing unilaterally. How probable is that Russia will quit the treaty? What are the reasons and what maybe the consequence?
To comment on this matter our guest today is - Chairman of the Parliamentary Constitutional Law Committee, Mr Vladimir Pligin.