Aleksandr Bessmertnykh

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President of the International Foreign Policy Association.

Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Holds a Ph.D. degree in Law.

Full Member of the Russian Academy of Social Sciences. Corresponding Member of the Chilean Academy of Social, Political and Humanitarian Sciences.

During his career was junior assistant, interpreter and senior assistant at the U.N. Secretariat; then appointed Head of the USA Department of the USSR MFA; later became Deputy and then First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs under Eduard Shevardnadze. Was Soviet Ambassador to Washington.

From January to August 1991, USSR Minister of Foreign Affairs, member of the USSR Security Council.

Participated in the preparatory work on the 1991 Madrid international conference on peace in the Middle East, took part in the signing of the Soviet-American START-1 Treaty (Moscow, July 1991) and of the first agreements between the USSR and the Council of Europe.

From March 1992, President of the International Foreign Policy Association.

Chairman of the Global Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, President of the Alumni Association of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO); Co-Chairman of the Windsor Forum (for dialogue between influential citizens of Russia and the UK) and of the Russian-American Political Forum; Chairman of the supervisory council of the International Scientific and Technical Programs foundation; Vice-President of the international Eastern Dimension movement; member of the international council of Ocean Security.

Has authored a number of scientific papers and publications on diplomacy, foreign policy, military and political strategy and negotiations on nuclear arms issues.

Recipient of state awards.

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8 May 2014
Aleksandr Bessmertnykh

President of the International Foreign Policy Association, Chairman of the Global Council of Foreign Ministers of Foreign Affairs, President of the Alumni Association of MGIMO-University; Viktor Blazheev — Rector of the Kutafin Moscow State Law Academy, RIAC Member

The US and Ukraine: Deconstructing Political Rhetoric

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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  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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