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On 29–30 May, Pskov hosted “The Fort Ross Dialogue” international conference. Held in the U.S. for six years, the forum addresses the issue of a culture heritage.

This year the forum took place in Russia for the first time and focused on the wider range of issues. The Forum was organized by Transneft company in partnership with RIAC. Russian International Affairs Council prepared and conducted the session on Russia-U.S. cooperation in energy sector. The meeting attendees discussed the chapter of the “Roadmap for Russia – U.S. Relations”. Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, moderated the event.

On 29–30 May, Pskov hosted “The Fort Ross Dialogue” international conference. Held in the U.S. for six years, the forum addresses the issue of a culture heritage.

This year the forum took place in Russia for the first time and focused on the wider range of issues. The Forum was organized by Transneft company in partnership with RIAC. Russian International Affairs Council prepared and conducted the session on Russia-U.S. cooperation in energy sector. The meeting attendees discussed the chapter of the “Roadmap for Russia – U.S. Relations”. Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, moderated the event.

The meeting was attended by the co-author of the chapter “Russian and U.S. Interests in Energy and Climate Change” Andrei Korneyev, Head of the Center of Energy Security Problems at the RAS Institute for the U.S. and Canadian Studies. Jeffrey Mankoff, CSIS Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, also attended the event. Vladimir Likhachev, RIAC expert, Deputy Director of the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Derek Norberg, President, Council for U.S.-Russia Relations and Executive Director RAPP, provided their comments of the report. The presentation of the report was preceded by a broad discussion on the energy component of Russia-U.S. relations. Sergei Ryabkov, RIAC member, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation; John Tefft, U.S. Ambassador to Russia; Nikolay Tokarev, President of Transneft; Daniel Russel, President of U.S-Russia Business Council; Valery Garbuzov, RIAC expert, Director of the RAS Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Science, Vyacheslav Trubnikov, RIAC Vice President, Member of the Directorate, IMEMO RAS; Mikhail Margelov, RIAC Vice President, Vice President of Transneft. RIAC was also represented by Natalia Evtikhevich, RIAC Program Manager.

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