Apr 13

Past Event

Russia-U.S. Relations and Russia’s Vision for International Affairs

Event Materials



  • U.S.-Russia Atmosphere Is Changed and Results Follow

    Dmitri Medvedev, Russian President: Through cooperation, the United States and Russia have changed the atmosphere between them and are beginning to see results from their hard work on key issues.

  • U.S., Russia Should Pursue Common Ideals

    Dmitri Medvedev, Russian President: President Obama''s nuclear summit was a success. The two superpowers should pursue common ideals, such as economic freedom, rather than focus on differences.

  • Russia's Response to Iran's Nuclear Program

    Dmitri Medvedev, Russian President: Sanctions should never be implemented in haste. If Iran''s nuclear program isn''t intended for civilian purposes, then Russia will agree to some punitive action against Tehran.

  • Russia Closely Watching Kyrgyzstan

    Dmitri Medvedev, Russian President: Russia is closely watching events in Kyrgyzstan following a recent coup; every effort must be made to keep the country from completely collapsing into civil war.


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Like many industrial countries around the world, Russia is coping with the aftermath of the global economic crisis as well as with other domestic challenges. The Russian leadership is also pursuing an active foreign policy agenda. Issues being discussed with the United States include the new START treaty, Iran, Afghanistan and missile defense.

On April 13, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings (CUSE) hosted President Dmitry Medvedev to discuss the Russian Federation’s approach to these critical issues. Prior to his election in 2008, President Medvedev was First Deputy Chairman of the Russian Government. Previously, he served as Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office and was the Chairman of the Board of Directors at OAO Gazprom. Mr. Medvedev received his Ph.D in law from Leningrad State University where he also holds the title of associate professor.

Strobe Talbott, president of the Brookings Institution, introduced President Medvedev. After his remarks, President Medvedev took audience questions.

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Event Agenda


April 13, 2010

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW


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