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RIAC and UN Representatives Meet on Syria

On May 20, 2014 RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev and Program Manager Lyudmila Filippova held consultations on Syria with UN Director of Middle East and West Asia Antonella Caruso and political expert Shuhrat Suleymanov. The expert commentary was provided by Alexander Shumilin, Head of the Centre for Analysis of Middle East Conflicts at RAS Institute for US and Canadian Studies, who shared his views on the Syrian processes and future settlement of the crisis. The participants agreed to continue...


Ekaterina Chimiris and Guilia Paola Spreafico Named Best Bloggers in February 2014

In 2014, the Russian International Affairs Council continues to choose the best blogger of the month according to the publication rating. In February 2014 the best bloggers are: Ekaterina Chimiris with posts « Украина «над пропастью во ржи » and « Активизация социокультурного раскола на Украине » and Guilia Paola Spreafico — « The Arab Spring and “Al-Jazeera Factor” », « Syria and the Arab awakening. Maybe Russia was right... »...


Igor Ivanov Holds Consultations on Cooperation with Bauman Moscow State Technical University

On February 5, 2014 RIAC President Igor Ivanov visited Bauman Moscow State Technical University to discuss cooperation issues. University Rector Anatoly Alexandrov informed his guest about the institution’s key education and research areas, general development strategy, and specific international activities. Dr. Ivanov presented some of RIAC projects, among them Global Science , A+ Standard and The World in 100 Years . Also attended by RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov, University Administration...


11th session of RIAC Presidium

On February 20, 2014 the 11th session of RIAC Presidium took place in Moscow where the issues of the Council's project activity for 2014 were discussed. The Position paper on Young IR Journalists Contest was also approved at the meeting. Besides, JSC Irkut Corporation was accepted as RIAC corporate member.


RIAC and Federation Council Hold Their Third Session

On February 18, 2014 RIAC members and experts visited the Federation Council of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation to discuss the development of Russia-U.S. relations under Obama. Opened by RIAC President Igor Ivanov and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federation Council Mikhail Margelov, the session also included the commentaries of RIAC members Sergey Rogov, Alexander Panov, Deputy Director of RAS Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies Viktor Supyan, Colonel General Viktor...


Andrey Gubin, Ilya Sinenko and Igor Ossipov Named Best Bloggers in January 2014

In 2014, the Russian International Affairs Council continues to choose the best blogger of the month according to the publication rating. In January 2014 the best bloggers are: Andrey Gubin, Ilya Sinenko with the post " Northeast Asia on the brink of a new arms race " and Igor Ossipov with the post " Breaking the Ice: The Northern Sea Route ".


RIAC Members Meet Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Mohammad Javad Zarif in the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran. RIAC member and Director of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations Alexander Dynkin; RIAC member and Rector of the Academy of Labor and Social Relations Eugeny Kozhokin; RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov; RIAC member and Army General Vyacheslav Trubnikov participated in the meeting. The parties discussed the questions of bilateral Russian-Iranian relations, problems of political settlement in Afghanistan...


RIAC and URALSIB Determine Areas of Cooperation

On January 10, 2014 the representatives of RIAC and Financial Corporation URALSIB held a meeting aimed at determining the areas of cooperation for 2014. Among them – discussions of impact investing, exchanging experience concerning sustainable development projects promotion, collaboration with small and medium enterprises in the Russian regions etc. RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev, Program Manager Ekaterina Chimiris and Program Coordinator Anna Kuznetsova participated in the meeting on...


Ilya Sinenko and Igor Osipov Named Best Bloggers in December

From November 2013 onwards the Best blogger of the month is chosen according to the publication rating on the Russian International Affairs Council website. In December the best bloggers are: Ilya Sinenko with the post “ Peculiarities of National Federalism? ” Igor Osipov – “ The Arctic Frontier - Armed with Cooperation ”


RIAC and Oxfam Sign a Cooperation Agreement

On December 24, 2013 RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov and the Head of the Oxfam Office in Russia Dmitri Medlev signed an agreement on cooperation between the two organizations. The document suggests execution of joint RIAC and Oxfam projects that would contribute to developing global food agenda, including organization of joint scientific conferences, round tables and other public events. The partner organizations are aiming at contributing to the establishment of a system of sustainable food...


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