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Seminar “Information and Communication Technologies in the Context of International Security: Searching for Common Approaches” 31.10.2012


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In cooperation with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom 

As a part of PIR Center’s project

“International Information Security and Global Internet Governance”



Materials of the seminar


1. Michael Yakushev. Trust and Confidence in Cyberspace (in Russian and English).


Additional Materials:

1. Michael Yakushev. Internet Governance: Politics and Geopolitics. 

2. Oleg Demidov. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization:Maintaining Cyber Security in the Central Asia and Beyond.

3. Yekaterinburg Declaration of the Heads of the Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

4. Letter dated 12 September 2011 from the Permanent Representatives of China, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General.

5. Council of Europe Convention of Cybercrime.

6. Conceptual Views on the Activity of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Information Space.

7. Stein Schjolberg, Solange Hernoutti-Helie. A Global Treaty on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime.


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Key issues discussed:

  • Bridging approaches of Russia and its foreign partners to the issues of international information security: key contradictions and ways to overcome them
  • International cooperation on countering cybercrime: priorities for Russia and interests of its partners
  • Building a comprehensive regime of international information security: necessity and feasibility from today’s perspective
  • Confidence building in cyberspace: future aims for Russia and its foreign partners





Welcome address & Opening remarks, brief presentation of a themetic ssue of Security Index journal

  • Mikhail V. YAKUSHEV, Chairman, PIR Center Executive Board
  • Dennis KEEFE, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the United Kingdom to the Russian Federation



First Session:  Russian approach towards international information security: national interests and the global agenda



  • Mikhail V. YAKUSHEV, Chairman, PIR Center Executive Board


  • Andrey Y. MUKHANOV, Head, Departent for international cooperation, Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
  • Andrey V. KOLESNIKOV, Director, Coordination Center for Top-Level Domain .RU


  • Ernest V. CHERNUKHIN, First secretary, Department on New Challenges and Threats, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Oleg V. DEMIDOV, Project Coordinator “International Information Security and Global Internet Governance”, PIR Center



Q&A session and discussion



Coffee break



Second Session: Dialogue between Russia and its key partners on the issues of cyberspace: confidence building, countering cybercrime and cyberterrorism



  • Andrey V. KOLESNIKOV, Director, Coordination Center for Top-Level Domain .RU


  • Vladislav O. SHUSHIN, Counsellor of the Secretariat, Collective Security Treaty Organization
  • Mikhail V. YAKUSHEV, Chairman, PIR Center Executive Board 
  • Ilya K. SACHKOV, Director General, Group-IB


  • Elena K. VOLCHINSKAYA, Program Director, Non-commercial partnership National information security forum «Infoforum»
  • Michael A. MEDRISH, Member of Board, Coordination Center for Top-Level Domain .RU
  • Luke DEMBOSKY, Resident Legal Advisor, Embassy of the United States to the Russian Federation



Q&A session and discussion



Closing remarks




Translation of the seminar was availiable in our Twitter account

For questions related to the seminar of October 31th, please contact Oleg Demidov

by phone +7 (495) 987-19-15, +7 (926) 839-35-41, fax +7 (495)981-19-14, or by email: demidov at