Popov Veniamin V.
Ambassador, Coordinator of the Group of Strategic vision “Russia-Islamic world”
Soviet and Russian diplomat, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Director of the Center for Partnership of Civilizations in Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the MoFA of Russian Federation, Ph.D. in history.
In the recent past, the Russian Foreign Ministry Ambassador at Large, special presidential representative for relations with the Organization of the Islamic Conference (since 2011 – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation) and other international Islamic organizations.
V. Popov has held the post of ambassador of the USSR and the Russian Federation in northern Yemen, and then in the Yemen Arab Republic, the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the Republic of Tunisia.
V. Popov holds his PhD in history. He is an author of monographs «Persian Gulf in the plans and policies of the West" and "Close Tunisia."
V.Popov participated in numerous international conferences, also being a head of the Russian delegation.
The past few decades have been an experiment in Europe (though not the first one, historically). Now that attempt to realize the dreams of its romantics, utopian philosophers and certain economists and build an ideal common European home has begun to falter.
How to protect young people from the recruiters of terrorist organizations? How to get back to a normal life those who fell in the terrorist networks? How to build the prevention of zombification; how to interact in this respect at the international level? The international scientific-practical conference "Religion against terrorism" which was held on October 6 in Moscow at the People's Friendship University was supposed to answer these and other questions.
On September 28, 1970, Gamal Abdel Nasser passed away. A wonderful person, a leader of the era of national liberation, a true son of his nation passed away. He personified the greatness of ancient and modern history of Egypt.
The diplomatic solution in Syria is possible only in the distant future. (The publication in “Independent newspaper” with commentary of coordinator of Group of strategic vision “Russia – Islamic world” Veniamin Popov).
Chief negotiator of the pro-Western Syrian opposition announced his resignation. It looks like a victory for Moscow: it has repeatedly demanded that the Syrian peace talks in Geneva should be without representatives of the group "Jaish al-Islam."
The current year, 2016, is a watershed in the history of the Middle East. It has been almost 5 years since the beginning of the so-called “Arab Spring,” which for many turned suddenly into “winter.” (Article by Coordinator of the Group of Strategic vision “Russia-Islamic world” Veniamin Popov in online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”)