We believe this is a provocation, not just against the Russian delegation, Russia's parliament and Russian people, but against the Council of EuropeOfficial: Russia wants Georgian talks Sep 18, 2008
The outrage that the Danish newspaper brought about (by publishing the cartoons in September 2005) is gaining such momentum that the world community must focus on the eventsAnti-Semitism seen in reaction to cartoons Feb 08, 2006
Our countries could have (had) an opportunity during these celebrations in Moscow to draw a final line under this lengthy and difficult period of our common historyMoscow miffed by Baltic leaders' snub Mar 08, 2005
It is evident that the Tajik security forces and the subunits that are tasked with combating drug trafficking have grown in strength over the past few yearsRussia may pull troops from Tajikistan May 03, 2004
The important thing is to prevent a chain reaction of mutual accusations and military actions provoked by anti-Semitic or anti-Muslim rhetoricRussia warns of Middle East chain reaction Nov 18, 2003
Mikhail Vitalievich Margelov (Михаил Витальевич Маргелов) (born December 22, 1964, Moscow, Russia), the current Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federation Council of Russia. He is a member of the United Russia party and has represented the Pskov region in the Federation Council since December 2000. He has been a member of the European Democrat Group in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) since 2002 and is its current chairman.
Margelov graduated from the Institute of Countries of Asia and Africa, which is affiliated to Moscow State University.
He is married with two sons.