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‘Russia's Foreign Policy: Should We Be Concerned?’
Thu 23 February 2017, 17:30 – 19:30 GMT
Policy and Practice Series: ‘Russia's Foreign Policy: Should We Be Concerned?’
Alexader Kramarenko, Russia's Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Russia to Great Britain will be giving a lecture at UCL on Russia's Foreign Policy, covering the Ukraine Crisis, Russia's intervention in Syria, the relationships with the EU and NATO, the prospects for a US-Russia partnership after Trump as well as Russia’s neighbourhood policy and its relationship with and the security concerns of the Baltic States. Mr. Kramarenko will discuss the aims and motivations of Russia’s Foreign Policy today and, ultimately, attempt to answer the question, “Should we be concerned?”
This event will be followed by a wine reception at UCL and later, a Politics & Pints session organised by UCL's IPPR and IPAS societies, the details for which will be posted later.
Born in 1952. In 1974 graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and entered the diplomatic service. Occupied various positions in the Foreign Ministry headquarters and diplomatic missions abroad.
1992-1996 – Russian Embassy in Ottawa, Counsellor.
1996-1999 – Department of North America, Head of Division, Deputy Director.
1999-2004 – Russian Embassy in London, Minister Counsellor.
2004-2011 – Policy Panning Department, Deputy Director, then Director.
Since 2006 – a member of the MFA College. At the time of his directorship of the Department, which is the analytical center of the MFA, the first (in contemporary Russia’s history) Foreign Policy Review was conducted and a new edition was developed for the Foreign Policy Concept, that was approved by President D.Medvedev in July, 2008.
Since July 2011 – Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Russia to Great Britain.
Mr. Kramarenko has a diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Speaks English and French.
Member, the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (Moscow).
Date and Time
UCL, Medical Sciences Building - Medical Sciences 131 A V Hill LT (entrance to the building is at the end of Malet Place, opposite the Print Room Cafe)