Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Values, Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Russia's Foreign Policy

Chatham House, London

Russia and Eurasia Programme


Ambassador Konstantin Dolgov, Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russia


Russia's declared foreign policy objectives seek to balance strengthening the rule of international law, promoting universal values and protecting human rights worldwide. This is aimed at preventing what Moscow considers a misinterpretation of human rights and the illegitimate use of soft power by the West to exert political pressure on sovereign states. To promote its policy, Russia has sought to step up its participation in international human rights fora, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed a special Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, Konstantin Dolgov.  

At this event, Ambassador Dolgov will discuss the role of values in Russia's foreign policy. 

Attendance is by invitation only.