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  • Position : Director of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control
  • Affiliation : MFA of Russian Federation
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Key challenges to arms control and nonproliferation. Russian diplomacy approaches and prospects of international cooperation

Vladimir I. Yermakov

Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, once again, I am glad to welcome you here at the Diplomatic Academy. It has already been noted that we gathered here in the times that are far from simple. First, I would like to mention that yesterday in Kemerovo, in one of the largest industrial centers of ours, we had one of the most terrible tragedies. There was a fire in the shopping center called “Zimnyaya Vishnya” and more than 60 people were killed in that fire. I would like to ask everybody to stand up and honor the victims with a minute of silence. Thank you.

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