The Collective Security Treaty was signed on May 15, 1992 for a 5 year term with the possibility of renewal. The obligation initially was signed by most of the former Soviet Union member states, and then Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Moldova joined; so with the exception of the Baltic States, all former So...

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Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian Federation to the CSTO Viktor Vasilyev speaks at the “Trialogue” Club meeting on "Security in Central Asia, activity of CSTO and perspectives of cooperation with other organizations" 18.04.2017
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Name: Vasiliev Victor
City: Rome, Italy
Affiliation: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Plenipotentiary Representative, Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to FAO and other UN Agencies
Biography :

In 1989-1993 served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR (Russia). 1993-1997; 2000-2004  two terms in the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations in New York. Last position  Senior Counselor for political affairs (specialization on the Security Council). 2004-2007 — Deputy Director of the Department of International Organizations of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Participated as a member of the Soviet/Russian delegations at various international fora, including NPT Review Conferences in 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010, the UN Disarmament Comission sessions, etc. 2005-2006  a governmental expert in the Group of Governmental Experts on verification in all its aspects. Member of PIR Center International Expert Group. Since September, 2013 — Ambassador-at-large of the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs, since October. 2013 — Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian Federation to the Collective Security Treaty Organization. Since April, 2018 — Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to FAO and other UN agencies in Rome.

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Dear colleagues. I'll focus on the several ascpects of the Collective Security Treaty Organization's activity in countering challenges to security in Central Asia and Europe.

You would probably agree that Central Asia is not the most trouble-free region: civil war in Tajikistan (1990-s), revolutions...

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