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Madam President, ladies and gentlemen, The speeches delivered during the general discussion at this session of the UN General Assembly confirm the fact that international relations are going through a very complex and contradictory historical stage.

IN RECENT YEARS, much has been said about radicalism and its varied offshoots. True, the number of terrorist acts climbs up, the popularity of extreme right political forces grows, and the wave of left radical and anti-globalist movements, migration crises and international tension is rising. This is how everyday realities look in many countries of the world.
From 27 to 30 September 2018 Vienna's Marx Halle, a former industrial space of the 19th century in the south-eastern part of the city, hosted Viennacontemporary art fair with 118 galleries from 27 countries profiling more than 400 artists. Upon completion, it was announced that with over 30,000 visitors the fair was able to surpass last year's figures. Viennacontemporary is often labelled as a fair with a Russian accent, meaning that the art forum tends to get numerous guests from Russia and CIS countries; also since 2012 70% of the fair shares belong to the Russian entrepreneur and philanthropist Dmitry Aksenov.

The relations between Thailand and Australian can serve as an illustration of the future geopolitical changes in South East Asia.

For Australia, Thailand is important for the following reasons:

- as one of the military and political partners in South East Asia amid the growing influence of China;

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  • Date: 2-10-2018, 16:42
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Orange juice, jam and biscuits are on the table for a working breakfast served for the foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. Seated to either side of Sergey Lavrov are Foreign Minister of France Jean-Yves Le Drian (whom the Russian Foreign Minister was scheduled to meet one-on-one in the afternoon) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (the meeting with him was yesterday, like with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres).
Russia and NATO are long-standing antagonists, even though the possibility of our country's accession to the North Atlantic Alliance was raised back in the days of President Clinton. Before that, the Soviet Union proposed the same in a note to that effect in 1954. Is genuine partnership possible now when NATO is expanding eastward and conducting large-scale exercises on our western borders, and the Alliance's military spending has been on the rise for several years in a row?
Before the start of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly, the United Nations’ official website published a number of interesting stories, one of which said that the president’s gavel, an inalienable part of official UN meetings which declares the beginning and end of meetings and the approval of the agenda or resolutions, was made of Icelandic pear wood in 2005. The choice fell on the wood from that country because the Althing, the “grandfather” of all modern parliaments, was convened in 930 in Iceland.
American sanctions and how to confront them. The Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) today, as in the past 40 years of its existence, is in the global spotlight as the focus of major political and economic developments. As you know, on May 8, US President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the nuclear deal - the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – and the resumption of the sanctions regime against Iran.
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  • Date: 24-09-2018, 15:17
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This autumn the Moscow art calendar is rich as ever and art lovers may find the Russian capital one of the hottest destinations. The State Tretyakov Gallery shows a moving retrospective by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: “Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into the Future” and the exhibition of the world-famous avant-garde artist Mikhail Larionov while the Pushkin Museum of Fine Art presents “Masterpieces of Edo Paintings and a Japanese installation artist Tadashi Kawamata.
Long before over a hundred artists, architects, scientists, researchers and philosophers from many countries sailed to the Antarctic for the First Antarctic Biennale of Contemporary Art on the Russian research ship Akademik Vavilov in 2017, its ideologist and commissar, the artist Alexander Ponomarev had realized projects best described as grandiose on different continents and at different latitudes. It is only natural that Ponomarev has long been referred to as the most seafaring artist not only because his colourful submarines have for years been surfacing here and there — in the Barents Sea, the Grand Canal of Venice, the Louvre, the Loire River and the Museum of Monaco, to name a few – but also because he served as a submariner after graduating from the Odessa Naval School and before embarking on the career of a contemporary artist.