Vyacheslav Nikonov

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Chairman of the Duma’s Committee on Education, Chairman of the Management Board of Russkiy Mir Foundation, Dean of Public Administration Faculty of the Moscow State University.

Graduated from the Faculty of History of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU). Doctor of Sciences (History).

Worked as instructor, then head of section of the CPSU Central Committee; counselor, then assistant to the head of the Presidential Administration; assistant to the head of the USSR KGB; counselor of the Department on Political and Inter-ethnic problems of the International Economic and Social Reforms Foundation (the Reform Foundation).

Chair of History and Politology of the International University in Moscow.

Was elected member of the State Duma of the first convocation, member of the Committee on International Affairs.

At different periods of time, member of expert and consultative councils under the Russian Federation (RF) President.

In 2005-2007, member of the RF Civic Chamber, chairman of the Commission on International Cooperation and Public Diplomacy. In December 2011, was elected member of the State Duma of the sixth convocation. Member of the State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes.

Vice-President of the Association of Centers of Political Consultation. Member of the presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy. Member of the Experts' Club of the First TV Channel. Member of the management committee of the Russian Public Policy Center Foundation.

Editor-in-Chief of Strategiya Rossii magazine. Deputy Chairman of the editorial board of the Russia in Global Affairs journal.

Author of over 600 articles and books.

Recipient of awards.

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1956
30 September 2015
Vyacheslav Nikonov

Chairman of the Duma’s Committee on Education, Chairman of the Management Board of Russkiy Mir Foundation, Dean of Public Administration Faculty of the Moscow State University

The US is unlikely to introduce new sanctions against Moscow

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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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