A major international conference dedicated to the 210th anniversary of Russian-U.S. relations will take place at the Gorchakov Fund

27 April 2017

On April 27-29, international conference “Russian-U.S. Relations: 210 Years” will take place in Moscow. Participants of the discussion, organized by the Institute of the U.S. and Canadian Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Kennan Institute and supported by the Gorchakov Fund and Carnegie Corporation of New York, will include political leaders from both countries, leading experts, and representatives of research centers.


On April 27, current status of relations between the Russian Federation and the U.S. will be discussed on the premises of the Gorchakov Fund. During the session, the following speakers will make presentations: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russian Sergey Ryabkov, U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft, Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Affairs of the State Duma Leonid Slutsky, U.S. Ambassador to the U.S.S.R. (1987-1991), Professor of Princeton University Jack Matlock, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, President of the Foreign Policy Association, President of the World Council of Former Foreign Minsters Alexander Bessmertnykh, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Political Sciences at Columbia University, former Director of the Harriman Institute Robert Legvold, Academic Advisor of the World History Institute RAS, President of State Academic University for the Humanities, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Chubaryan, and Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Affairs of the Federation Council, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Konstantin Kosachev.

The conference will continue on April 28 on the premises of the Gorchakov Fund. Topics of the discussion will include the Ukrainian and the Syrian crises as well as issues of arms control.