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Forum of Young Diplomats from CIS countries
Moscow, 24 – 25 April, 2014

On April 24-25, 2014 Center for Support and Development of Public Initiative “Creative Diplomacy” and Analytical Club “SIGN” under the auspices of Young Diplomats’ Council, RF Ministry of Foreign Affairs will host the first Forum of Young Diplomats from CIS countries.

The Forum is planned to become a leading contact point for young generation of diplomats of CIS area. On March 26-27, 2014The key topics of the Forum will be the most critical political and economic issues of international affairs such as the future of the Customs Union, the Common Economic Space, situation in Ukraine and its influence upon the region dynamics as a whole.

The addresses of RF Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, and presidential aide, Vladislav Surkov, are expected. Among the key speakers of the Forum will be the representatives of RF State Duma and RF Ministry of Foreign Affairs, prominent experts on international affairs and famous public figures.

The Forum is supported by Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Media partners are Russia Direct (RBHL) and Eurasian Communication Center (International Information Agency “Rossiya Segodnya”).

The project involves financial support allocated as a grant in compliance with the order of the Russian President of 29.03.2013 by No. 115-rp and on the basis of competition, held by the All-Russian public organization “Russian Youth Union».


Pattern of Relationship: Sleeping with a Hedgehog, isn’t it?

On October 16-19, 2012, Baltic-Russia Youth Forum took place in Tallinn, Estonia. It gathered representatives of Academia, NATO political bodies and young experts from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russian Federation.

During two days the participants discussed the most difficult aspects of the relationship between Baltic States and Russia. One of the most interesting panels was devoted to discussion of ‘Present and Future Co-operation between NATO and Russia’.

The young experts were suggested to take part in a special workshop devoted to underlining the basic problems of Russia-NATO relations and finding solutions to them. Public Initiative ‘Creative Diplomacy’ was presented at the forum by Liubov Yaroshenko, the Executive Director of the Organization.

Upon the completion of the Forum, Liubov Yaroshenko shared her impressions about the event:



NATO Russia Relations: Interview with Natalia Burlinova

Gregor Konzack and Christian Franz interviewed Natalia Burlinova at the Munich Security Conference. She talks about the problems Russia has with NATO enlargement and the new Europe-based missile defense shield and the possibility of Russia joining the NATO one day.

Q – We are wondering if the new threats to global security which you wrote about in your PhD, such as terrorism, cyber security, or environmental degradation, create more commonalities between NATO and Russia.

A- I can say that relations between NATO and Russia are very difficult. Although we have already passed the spirit of the Cold War, we still have many disagreements. I would say we have a different perception of our world and of regional situations.

As for common global threats such as terrorism, we support our allies and we support our friends. President Putin was the first to call President Bush after the attacks of September 11. Russia has a lot of terrorist attacks and regional instability in some parts of our country. So we are familiar with this and we understand all the consequences of this threat, which we are facing all together today.

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