Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) is a non-profit membership organization.
RIAC activities are aimed at strengthening peace, friendship and solidarity between the peoples, preventing international conflicts and promoting crises settlement. The partnership was established upon the decision of the co-founders and in compliance with the instruction of the President of the Russian Federation #59-рп of February 2, 2010 “On creation of a non-profit partnership Russian International Affairs Council”.
RIAC mission is to facilitate the prospering of Russia through its integration in the global world.
RIAC is a link between the state, expert community, business and civil society in an effort to find foreign policy solutions.
Remarks by President D. Medvedev made on March 23, 2012 at the workshop conference “Euro-Atlantic community of security: myth or reality”:
“The Russian Council for International Affairs was established two years ago. We supported this initiative and I think we were right to do so. I hope that the civil society representatives, scholars, diplomats, and military people on the council feel the real demand we have for their views and contribution.”
Remarks by Russian Foreign Minister S. Lavrov made on March 14, 2012 at the meeting with Russian NGO representatives:
“We distinguish the practical importance of the analytic materials of the Russian International Affairs Council in various foreign-policy priorities as well as fundamental work ‘Russia in the Global World: 2000-2011’ and reference book ‘International Researches in Russia’ prepared by RIAC.”
- Research work and international expertise
- Education and Enlightenment
- Communication and public activities
- International activities