06MOSCOW1431, RUSSIA MOVING SLOWLY ON DIVERSITY CONVENTION

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06MOSCOW1431 2006-02-14 13:47 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Moscow

VZCZCXRO6650
PP RUEHFL RUEHKN RUEHMJ RUEHMR RUEHPA RUEHPB RUEHQU
DE RUEHMO #1431 0451347
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 141347Z FEB 06
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0721
INFO RUCNSCO/UNESCO COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

C O N F I D E N T I A L MOSCOW 001431 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/14/2016 
TAGS: PREL PGOV ETRD SCUL UNESCO RS
SUBJECT: RUSSIA MOVING SLOWLY ON DIVERSITY CONVENTION 
 
REF: STATE 19851 
 
Classified By: A/POL Bruce Donahue.  Reasons: 1.4(B/D). 
 
(C)  On February 13 poloff delivered reftel demarche to MFA 
UNESCO Section Chief Nina Sopkova.  Sopkova characterized the 
GOR's position on the Convention on the Protection and 
Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions as 
"cautious."  She said that the convention would be ratified 
only after careful study and that it is not yet on the Duma's 
legislative docket.  Sopkova added that Russia will not be 
among the first countries to ratify the convention. 
 
BURNS

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