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The Munich conference in safety

in Munich opens Today 47 - I Conference on safety. After four years after Vladimir Putin`s memorable performance, the present forum promises to become one of the main platforms for rapprochement of Moscow and the West. In Munich head the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and US State Secretary Hillari Clinton will exchange instruments of ratification to the contract on SNV, having put an end in the history with which has begun Russian - the American reboot. With details from Munich - the correspondent ALEXANDER GABUEV.
Organizers of the Munich conference very much hoped that this time the Russian delegation will be headed by president Dmitry Medvedev, and Munich becomes the world platform second after Davos where the Russian leader could publish the ideas in pre-election year. In October Moscow even was visited by the chairman of conference Wolfgang Ishinger and has met mister Medvedev in Hills to call him to Munich. But Dmitry Medvedev has tactfully rejected the offer, having referred to a busy schedule. For lack of the president the high-ranking officials in the Russian delegation had appeared vitse - prime minister Sergey Ivanov and the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov.

however as interlocutors " have told; in the Kremlin and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev`s refusal had one more reason. This year in Munich wait for the president of Georgia Michael Saakashvili and the big discussion about a situation on caucasus so in the Kremlin have decided to avoid an undesirable meeting. After all any remark of the Georgian president could sadden a picture of rapprochement of Russia and the West in so symbolical place.

until recently the Munich conference on safety served one of the brightest symbols of new cold war which Russia and the West conducted in Vladimir Putin`s second presidential term. Since February, 2007 when he has said become well-known the Munich speech, at one conference of Russia it was not possible to avoid criticism. Even last year when Russian - the American reboot went at full speed, and Sergey Lavrov has acted in Munich with rather friendly in relation to the West speech, the Russian minister all the same bombarded with questions on the reasons of occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and also on when Russia will co-ordinate with the USA the contract on SNV.

However present, 47 - I under the account conference, promises to become for Moscow to the most cloudless, and speech of minister Lavrova as tell in the Russian delegation, will be not less friendly, than last year. According to the interlocutor in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the basic accent in speech it will be made on advancement of idea of creation by Russia and the NATO the sectoral ABM which has been announced at the last year`s summit of an alliance in Lisbon. Besides, mister Lavrov for certain will remind gathered about Dmitry Medvedev`s old idea on the conclusion of the obliging Contract on the European safety. Last year the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation has held competition on substantial filling of this idea so now to the Russian diplomats will answer that, probably, reproaches of the western colleagues in a document vagueness.

and here dialogue on the ABM promises to be much more intense. As has told postpred the Russian Federation at the NATO Dmitry Rogozin who also has arrived to Munich, this theme becomes one of mainstreams of work of the Russian delegation during informal dialogue with colleagues from the North Atlantic alliance. The reason of activization of Moscow consists that discussion about creation the sectoral ABM together with Russia develops not absolutely how it would be desirable for the Kremlin. Instead of starting to create system from a blank leaf, many countries of the NATO suggest to connect simply Russia to system creation under the American project, on what Moscow disagrees.

however, the NATO countries also yet do not send to the general denominator. certainly, creating the European ABM, Russia should not be left a board. But also to throw out from - for someone`s whims all that volume of the work, which alliance has done for these years, too is hardly possible - has declared one of NATO diplomats.

of this area Moscow and the West just also will try to grope balance of interests in Munich. From, whether it will be possible to them to make it, the tonality of performance of the Russian representatives at the following similar conference will depend in many respects. Probably, in elective year speaking on behalf of Russia there will be Dmitry Medvedev whom in Munich on - former wait.