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Top Russian Diplomat is AFPC Guest
Delegations - October 15, 1991

Mr. Andrei Kolosovsky, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Russian Embassy in Washington, was AFPC’s distinguished guest at a luncheon held in October.  The luncheon was another facet of AFPC’s Congressional Foreign Study Project and was attended by top staff members of the legislative branch.

AFPC Sponsors Russian Delegation – “Trust Deeds Not Words”
Delegations - September 1, 1991

Russian Foreign Minister Andrey Kozyrev was the American Foreign Policy Council’s distinguished guest at a reception on April 21, 1991, in Washington, D.C.  The visit is a component of the American Foreign Policy Council’s ongoing effort to bring together prominent officials from both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. to discuss issues of mutual interest. 

Questions in Moscow
Delegations - September 1, 1991

Arms control, military conversion, and the Soviet’s internal balance of power were the primary issues discussed during an AFPC-sponsored trip to Moscow last winter.  William Schneider, Jr., Chairman of President Bush’s General Advisory Committee on Arms Control, and Sven Kraemer, Director of Policy at the American Security Council, were AFPC’s representatives to meet with policy makers in Moscow.  Officials they met include General Nikita Chaldimov and Sergei Stankevich, Deputy Mayor of Moscow.

The Long Road to Democracy and Free Markets
Conferences - August 8, 1990

The central theme of the “Peaceful Road to Democracy” conference, sponsored in Prague by Resistance International and the American Foreign Policy Council, addressed the difficult task of transition: How do we build a free-market economy and a democratic society “from under the rubble” (in Solzhenitsyn’s phrase)?  “Mr. Gorbachev is turning the Soviet Union into one giant Beirut,” said Vladimir Bukovsky in his opening remarks at the conference.  “State structures remain the greatest obstacle to human freedom, and…socialism cannot be restructured or reformed: it can only be eliminated.”

A Conference in Prague - “The Peaceful Road to Democracy”
Conferences - August 8, 1990

The American Foreign Policy Council traveled to Prague, Czechoslovakia this past July to co-sponsor the “Peaceful Road to Democracy” conference.  The three day event was initiated at the request of President Vaclav Havel, in coordination with his group, Charter 77, and was directed by the American Foundation for Resistance International.

U.S. Senators Plan Trip to Moscow
Delegations - March 1, 1990

Senator Robert Kasten (R-Wisconsin) will spearhead AFPC’s second conference in the Soviet Union.  Senator Kasten originally participated in AFPC’s Moscow Summer School held in June of last year.  Impressed by the Soviets sincere interest involving the workings of the U.S. Government, Senator Kasten believes that another gathering involving politicians from the U.S. and Soviet Union would be beneficial to the rapport between the two super powers while further promoting the values of a free and democratic society.

Peaceful Road to Democracy Conference in Prague
Conferences - March 1, 1990

Commencing on the 4th of July, Resistance International, along with co-sponsors American Foreign Policy Council and the Center For Democracy in the USSR, will conduct a three-day conference to be held in Prague, Czechoslovakia.  Under the guidance of Albert Jolis, The Peaceful Road to Democracy conference will involve democratic leaders from the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and the West.

AFPC’s Moscow Summer School “Testing the Limits of Glasnost”
Delegations - October 10, 1989

The American Foreign Policy Council traveled to the Soviet Union this past June to co-sponsor the Moscow Summer School.