Russian non-profit organization in the field of foreign policy and international relations. Among the founders of the organization are the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the Interfax news agency.
The main objectives of the council are to organize a dialogue between various foreign policy circles – diplomats, experts, business and civil society, provide an aggregated view on various international issues, expert discussion of the state’s foreign policy, and search for solutions to international and global problems. It is one of the instruments of public diplomacy and the “soft power” of Russia in the world. According to some observers, the Council was created to study and test the moods of elites and society in the direction of Russia’s integration into the European space.