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Pushkov commented on the messages about "plans" of the Soviet Union to give Karelia

Senator Alexei Pushkov was not surprised by reports of "plans" of the Soviet Union to give Finland Karelia.

Earlier, the former expert of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Finland Jukka Seppinen said that in the days of Mikhail Gorbachev's Moscow was allegedly ready to discuss the issue, but President Mauno Koivisto has not used this opportunity.

Former Deputy foreign Minister appreciated the message about "plans" of the Soviet Union to give Karelia

The Soviet Union did not conduct any negotiations on the transfer of Karelia in Finland, said "Newspaper.ru" Andrey Fyodorov, who served in the 1990-1991 Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs.

While Helsinki had for this area, "some interest," added the former diplomat. However, according to him, such issues were raised only in private conversation.

The Gorbachev Foundation: vaccine COVID-19 should be the heritage of every country

The vaccine against the new coronavirus, when it is developed, should be shared by each country equally, because the security is only possible if States work together, say in the International Fund socially-economic and politological researches (Gorbachev-Fund).

The team under the leadership of its founder, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has issued a report "Pandemic as a challenge and new thinking in the twenty-first century", in which the authors reflect on the impact of the pandemic COVID-19 on world politics. Experts consider particularly relevant in the present context the principle of indivisibility of security, "we need to own the security of each state was combined with the same security of all other members of the international community".

The Gorbachev Foundation: the pandemic identified gaps in Biosafety

Pandemic COVID-19 evidence of unresolved problems of Biosafety, indicates a serious failure in the existing mechanisms for its ensuring, and also recalls the need to strengthen the monitoring of the implementation of the Convention on the prohibition of bacteriological weapons, according to the International Fund socially-economic and politological researches (Gorbachev-Fund).

"The crisis has highlighted the unresolved on a global scale Biosafety issues – as in the health aspect and to prevent the military use of achievements of modern biology," statement prepared by the group of authors of the Foundation report, "Pandemic as a challenge and new thinking in the XXI century", the text of which is available to RIA Novosti.

The pandemic increases the probability of conflicts in the world, according to the Gorbachev Foundation

Global pandemic COVID-19 becomes a factor that increases the conflict in the world, to exit from the crisis will need new steps for the maintenance of international security, as well as the change in the policy of leading world powers, the experts of the International Fund socially-economic and politological researches (Gorbachev-Fund).

"Pandemic becomes a factor that increases the conflict in the world. Worsen the us-China contradictions. The EU intensified the debate about the ways of its further development. Developed countries are facing the need to limit migration, which in turn, increases the conflict along the North-South and within the global periphery", - the report says "Pandemic as a challenge and new thinking in the XXI century", the text of which is available to RIA Novosti.