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Andrey Kortunov Makes a Speech at 5th Annual «Helsinki Summer Session»

On August 21–22, Finland hosted 5th Annual «Helsinki Summer Session», an annual international expert meeting held by Finish Institute of International Affairs as part of the implementation of the Finnish Government Plan for Analysis, Assessment, and Research activities ...


RAS Presidium Hosts «Russia and Finland: Historical Ties in the 20th Century» Conference

On April 10, 2018, the Presidium of Russian Academy of Sciences hosted an international conference «Russia and Finland: Historical Ties in the XX Century», marking the 100th anniversary of statehood in Finland. On April 10, 2018, the Presidium of Russian Academy of Sciences hosted an international conference «Russia and Finland: Historical Ties in the XX ...


Andrey Kortunov and Dmitry Trenin Discuss Russia-EU Relation with Finnish Diplomats

The following issues were discussed in the course of the meeting: Russia-EU and Russia-U.S. relations, as well as the current state and prospects for Russia-Finland cooperation. On September 11 Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Dmitry Trenin, RIAC member, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, met up with a group of diplomats of the MFA of Finland and the staff members of the Embassy of Finland ...


The 5th meeting of the Young Experts Group on Ukraine and Security in the Euro-Atlantic

On September 4-7, 2016, Helsinki became the venue for the 5th meeting of young leaders on Ukraine and security in the Euro-Atlantic. The participants discussed the outcomes of the NATO summit in Warsaw, new guidelines in the Finnish foreign policy, cybersecurity, the meaning and future of the Helsinki principles and many other issues. They also met with representatives of the Finnish ministries and agencies and took part in a series of roundtables. The event was attended by young leaders from Russia...


Head of Finnish East Office in Moscow

On July 26, 2016, RIAC Program Manager for the Arctic and Asia-Pacific Lyudmila Filippova met with Executive Chairman of East Office of Finnish Industries Esko Aho to discuss future cooperation between the Russian International Affairs Council and the Finnish business association. The participants announced the Arctic events to be held by the two organizations during this year and elaborated on the opportunities for the Russian and Finnish representatives to be invited.


Finland and Russia: a Bit More Than NATO

On July 1, 2016, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin met with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinistö. Despite the Ukrainian crisis, the events in Syria and attempts by Western countries to isolate Russia, the Russia–Finland partner dialogue, as well as political contacts and trading and economic cooperation between the two countries never ceased. Vladimir Putin and Sauli Niinistö exchanged opinions on key issues of the international agenda, including the prospects ...


Former Finnish Prime Minister Esko Aho Visits RIAC

On March 17, 2016 Esko Tapani Aho, Executive Chairman of the Board of East Office of Finnish Industries and former Prime Minister of Finland, and Jari Jumpponen, Head of Moscow Representative Office of East Office of Finnish Industries, visited the Russian International Affairs Council and discussed issues of Russian-Finnish bilateral cooperation and prospects for multilateral cooperation ...


How Can We Ensure National Security in the 21st Century?

... combination of “bricks” for dealing with specific issues can be quickly put together. Are there any examples of alternative methods being used successfully to solve problems of national security? Of course there are. Just look at the experience of Finland and Sweden after World War II. These two northern European countries decided upon a policy of neutrality – both will follow their own paths depending on geopolitical circumstances and taking their own complex, and at times dramatic, history ...


Finnish Defence Minister is Bothered by History

... was being treated for nervous and physical exhaustion because he feared that “little Red men” from Russia were about to invade America. A belief in his own delusions brought him to a tragic end. It is unlikely that Minister of Defence of Finland Jussi Niinistö, who recently declared that the Åland Islands might be occupied by “little green men” – that is, Russian soldiers in military uniforms without insignia – really believes that events could take ...


Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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