Russian Foreign Policy // Events

20 december 2016

RIAC Members General Meeting


On December 20, Russian International Affairs Council held its General Meeting. The event was attented by over 80 representatives of Russia's foreign policy community including diplomats, heads of academic and educational institutions as well as the members of business circles. The Meeting was opened with a moment of silence in commemoration of Andrey Karlov, Russia's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Turkey, who was tragically killed in Turkey the day before.

08 december 2016

Andrey Kortunov Gave a Lecture in London School of Economics


On December 8, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, delivered a public lecture in London School of Economics «The Kremlin’s logic: evolution of relations between Russia and the West». The lecture was attended by London School of Economics’ and other British universities’ professors and PhD students, think tank representatives, government officials and journalists.

28 — 30 november 2016

International Forum «Primakov Readings»


On November 28–30, Moscow will host International Forum «Primakov Readings» in memory of Yevgeny Primakov, an outstanding politician, journalist, and academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It will be the second forum (the first was held in October 2015). This year it is dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, that is a key organizer of the readings along with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and Russian Science Foundation. Yury Ushakov, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation, RIAC member, is the Chairman of the organizing committee this year.

26 february 2016

Igor Ivanov speaks to the Federation Council


On February 26, 2016 President of the Russian International Affairs Council Igor Ivanov addressed the 387th session of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament. In his speech, the head of RIAC expanded on a wide range of issues of Russian foreign policy, including the Ukrainian and Syrian crises, Russia’s relations with the European Union, the United States and China, as well as the issues of training international affairs specialists and of raising the efficiency of expert support for Russia’s foreign policy activities.

18 — 19 february 2016

RIAC at CEU International Conference “Russia in International Relations: in Search of the Role and Identity”


On February 18-19, 2016 the Central European University (CEU) hosted in Budapest an international conference “Russia in International Relations: in Search of the Role and Identity.” RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov and RIAC member Fyodor Lukyanov, Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs journal and Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, represented the Russian International Affairs Council at the conference.


13 october 2015

Ivan Timofeyev spoke in the State Duma at the Open Platform event


On October 12, 2015, RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeyev spoke in the State Duma at the Open Platform event devoted to Russia’s foreign relations. Opened by the State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin, the session was attended by Deputy Foreign Minster Alexei Meshkov, Director of Foreign Ministry Information and Press Department Maria Zakharova and Chairman of the State Duma Foreign Relations Committee Alexei Pushkov. The speakers’ list also included Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs magazine Fyodor Lukyanov and Director of RAS Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies Sergey Rogov.

20 april 2015

RIAC Takes Part in Central European University Conference “Russia in Global Politics: Driving Values and Interests”


On April 20, 2015, Budapest played host to the international conference “Russia in Global Politics: Driving Values and Interests” organized by Central European University with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. RIAC member and Director of the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Economics Ruslan Grinberg and RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov took part in the conference, which was attended by specialists from Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Russia and the United Kingdom.

22 — 24 october 2014

The Valdai Club to Focus on Global Rules


During the 11th Annual Meeting to be held in Sochi from October 22 to 24, experts of the Valdai International Discussion Club will focus on whether the global community will develop ground rules for the world politics or whether it will be a game without any rules where everyone fend for themselves.

04 june 2014

Sergey Lavrov Meets RIAC Members


On June 4, 2014 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met RIAC members at a working supper, where he spoke on current international issues and Russia's foreign policy. His address was followed by an open discussion.

26 december 2013

IV Young Experts Debates on International Relations in Memory of S. Kortunov


On December 26, 2013 the Russian International Affairs Council, "Creative diplomacy" and the Youth section of the Association for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation held the IV annual Debates of young experts in memory of S. Kortunov. RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov made the opening speech. RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev moderated the discussion.

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