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Members of the Contact Group on Russia-West Relations

Current members of the Group include Members of Parliament, diplomats, and strategic advisers from across wider Europe. The small number of participants is balanced between Russian experts and opinion-makers and a roughly equal mix of leaders from across the rest of Europe.

Contact Group Participants

  1. Dmitri Androssow, (Russia) Member of the Federal Political Council
  2. Oksana Antonenko, (Russia) Director of Global Risk Analysis, Control Risks
  3. Elena Chernenko (Russia) Head of Foreign Desk, Kommersant
  4. Mireille Clapot, (France) Member of the National Assembly
  5. Alexey Gromyko, (Russia) Director of the Institute of Europe at the Russian Academy of Sciences; Member of the Russian International Affairs Council
  6. Nick Hækkerup (Denmark) Minister of Justice; Former Minister of Defence
  7. Diana Janse (Sweden) Ambassador to Mali; Former Ambassador to Georgia and Armenia
  8. Riina Kaljurand, (Estonia) Advisor to the Policy Planning Department, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  9. Stephen Kinnock, (United Kingdom) Member of Parliament
  10. Rihards Kols (Latvia) Member of Parliament; Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee
  11. Lukasz Kulesa (Poland) Research Fellow, The Polish Institute of International Affairs
  12. Sergii Leshchenko, (Ukraine) Journalist; Former Member of Parliament
  13. Mira Milosevich-Juaristi (Spain) Senior Analyst at Elcano Royal Institute
  14. Delphine O, (France) Ambassador to the Secretary-General of the Generation Equality Forum 2020; Former Member of the National Assembly
  15. Victoria Panova, (Russia) Director of the Oriental Studies Institute, Far Eastern Federal University
  16. Katarzyna Pelczynska-Nalecz, (Poland) Director of the Open Europe Programme, Stefan Batory Foundation; Former Ambassador to Russia and Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  17. Dmitry Polikanov, (Russia) Member of the Expert Council of the Russian Federation; Former Deputy Head of the Central Executive Committee of United Russia
  18. Mikhail Rostovskiy, (Russia) Journalist and Commentator, Moskovsky Komsomolets
  19. Laetitia Saint-Paul, (France) Vice President of the National Assembly
  20. Selin Sayek Böke (Turkey) Member of Parliament
  21. Marietje Schaake (Netherlands) International Policy Director of the Cyber Policy Center and International Policy Fellow at the Institute for Human-Centered Artifical Intelligence; Stanford University; Former Member of the European Parliament
  22. Ivan Timofeev (Russia) Director of Programs at the Russian International Affairs Council
  23. Nathalie Tocci, (Italy) Director of Istituto Affari Internazionali; Special Adviser to EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini
  24. Tom Tugendhat (United Kingdom) Member of Parliament
  25. Sergey Utkin, (Russia) Head of the Strategic Assessment Section, IMEMO Russian Academy of Sciences; Head of Foreign and Security Policy Department, Centre for Strategic Research
  26. Ernest Wyciszkiewicz, (Poland) Director of the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding
  27. Inga Yumasheva (Russia) Member of the Duma