Russian foreign minister to speak at UNM
V. Kozyrev, former foreign minister of the Russian Federation,
will present, Russia and the West: A New Spirit of Cooperation
on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 3:30 p.m. in Dane Smith Hall, rm.
125. The event is free and open to the public.
was appointed foreign minister of the Russian Federation in
1990 and held the post until 1995. He was the longest serving
foreign minister since the end of the Soviet Union.
Since 1995, he has been a deputy at the State Duma (Parliament).
He also lectures at the Moscow Institute of International Relations.
Kozyrevs visit presents a rare opportunity for people
in New Mexico to hear about the Russian perspective on the West.
He presents a pro-Western point of view, but he believes that
the Western economic philosophies will never overshadow the
vast cultural riches of the Soviet Union, Associate Professor
of Russian Natasha Kolchevska said.
to serving as a political and economic analyst, Kozyrev is the
author of The Transfiguration, a book in which he
examines and advocates for democratic and market-oriented reforms
in Russia and Eastern Europe.
argues in favor of the Non-Proliferation Treaty to ensure, a
progressive movement toward a world free of nuclear weapons.