Andrei Baklanov

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Why is ISIS destroying world heritage?

Why is ISIS destroying world heritage?

Andrei Baklanov, a Russian Orientologist, the deputy head of the Board of the Association of Russian Diplomats, speaks about the reasons why Islamic State is trying to destroy historical world heritage and cultural monuments.

 How to defuse the situation in the Middle East

How to defuse the situation in the Middle East

Andrei Baklanov, a Russian Orientologist, the deputy head of the Board of the Association of Russian Diplomats, speaks about the tense situation in the Middle East and the impossibility of shifting processes into the sphere of peace talks. The political situation in the Middle East became sharper after the wave of Arab revolutions. The unprecedented splash of Islamism, which stepped outside the circle of regional problems, has turned into one of the main threats to international security.

Andrey Baklanov: "Islamic banking will make state system healthier"

Andrey Baklanov: "Islamic banking will make state system healthier"

Advisor to the Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council, the diplomat Andrei Baklanov, spoke in the studio of Vestnik Kavkaza about the work of the legislature on a project to introduce elements of Islamic banking. The expert believes that this measure will help to bring products from Islamic countries, as well as improve the financial structure of the country, reducing social tensions.

The Middle East conflict is beneficial for the U.S., expert says

The Middle East conflict is beneficial for the U.S., expert says

Andrei Baklanov, ambassador, advisor to the deputy chairman of the Federation Council, speaks about the U.S. activity in the Middle East. The diplomat thinks the U.S. policy in the region is based on mistakes, due to the low level of analysts.

Andrei Baklanov: “The Syrians are sure they will withstand”

Andrei Baklanov: “The Syrians are sure they will withstand”

Andrei Baklanov, ambassador, advisor to the deputy chairman of the Federation Council, has recently returned from Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. He spoke about his impressions and his view on the situation in the Middle East in the future.

Syrians to talk in Moscow

Syrians to talk in Moscow

Andrei Baklanov says that positive changes which encourage consolidation of people around the president have taken place in Syria

2014 was a historic year for the Middle East

2014 was a historic year for the Middle East

Approaching the end of year, 2014 is turning into one of the most turbulent years for the Middle East region in many decades was the joint opinion of expert Orientalist, director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Vitaly Naumkin, Professor of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the MFA of Russia, Alexei Malashenko, and Advisor to the Deputy Chairman of the Federatio

Andrei Baklanov: “The situation over Islamic State is getting worse”

Andrei Baklanov: “The situation over Islamic State is getting worse”

Andrei Baklanov, ambassador, advisor to the deputy chairman of the Federation Council, thinks that the U.S. military campaign against the terrorist group Islamic State won’t be successful. According to the diplomat, only joint work of the key geopolitical players of the region, including Russia, can solve the problem.

What does tomorrow hold for Ukraine?

What does tomorrow hold for Ukraine?

Andrei Baklanov, deputy chairman of the Association of Russian Diplomats, an ambassador, predicts further developments in Ukraine.  The parliamentary coalition European Choice ceased to exist on July 24th. After that, Premier Arseny Yatsenyuk announced his resignation. It was the start of the dismissal of the Verkhovna Rada and the parliamentary election campaign in Ukraine. 

Andrei Baklanov: “We haven’t seen crucial events in Ukraine yet”

Andrei Baklanov: “We haven’t seen crucial events in Ukraine yet”

Andrei Baklanov, deputy chairman of the Association of Russian Diplomats, an ambassador, comments on the current situation in Ukraine. He says that key events will take place in Ukraine in the future. The parliamentary coalition European Choice ceased its existence on July 24th. After that, Premier Arseny Yatsenyuk announced his resignation. It was the start of the dismissal of the Verkhovna Rada and the parliamentary election campaign in Ukraine. 

Andrei Baklanov: “Policy of Saudi Arabia is full of negativity”

Andrei Baklanov: “Policy of Saudi Arabia is full of negativity”

Andrei Baklanov, the deputy chair of the Association of Russian Diplomats, ambassador, stated that Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy is full of negativity. At the same time, he thinks that Russian-Saudi relations could return to their former high level if both sides wanted this.