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01.12.2015

“The OSCE has grown. It remains the only forum for an inclusive dialogue about the current state and the future of our common security order at the moment. But this is not only because there were no alternatives. It is also because the OSCE has distinct characteristics and abilities, which recommend the organization for this role” — Antje Leendertse, Ambassador, Head of the Task Force for the 2016 OSCE Chairmanship.

02.10.2015

“The OSCE finally works as it should have always been working. Its real time civic activity meets our interests, and during the latest operation the member states not only participate but bear equal responsibility for it. What the OSCE is doing at the moment meets our interests” – Andrey Kelin, Director of the Department for European Co-operation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.

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PIR Center holds 16th International School on Global Security — 2016, September 24 – October 2 02.10.2016
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Name: Kelin, Andrew V.
Affiliation: Department of European Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Position: Director
Biography :

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. In 1979 graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Serves at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1979. In 1995-1998 - Head of the Department of European Cooperation. In 1998-2003 - Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to NATO. In 2003-2005 - Deputy Director of the Department of European Cooperation. In 2005-2011 - Director of the Fourth CIS Department. In 2011-2015 - Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the OSCE. September 21, 2015 - Director of the Department of European Cooperation. He was awarded the Order of Friendship and the Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" II degree. Honorary worker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

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