The former head of the U.S. Department of state, Nobel peace prize winner Henry Kissinger became a member of the RAS, together with six foreign holders of the Nobel award, reports TASS. The title of academician Kissinger received for the study of global issues.

In addition to the policy, the ranks of the Academy were joined by the Nobel laureates in physics Serge Arosh, Martinus Veltman chemistry – Rogers Kornberg, Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Dan Shechtman, on the Economics, Kenneth Joseph arrow.

Just chose 176 323 academicians and corresponding members. Foreign RAS members elected 63 people.

In February 2016, President Vladimir Putin spoke with former U.S. Secretary of state. Policy exchanged views on current issues on the global agenda, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

Putin met with Kissinger at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence. On the website of the Kremlin, posted photos from the meeting. According to Peskov, Kissinger came to Russia “in a personal capacity”. Former us official has previously called not to isolate Russia and praised Russian President.

Putin “cherishes” the opportunity to discuss with former Secretary of state, “current issues in world politics” and to exchange opinions “about prospects of development of situation in the future,” said Sands. “It is serial communication, which has old traditions,” said the spokesman. The visit came at the time of cooling in relations between the US and Russia after the expansion of the “Magnitsky list”.

The last time Putin and Kissinger met in October 2013. Then the Russian leader called Kissinger’s “world politician” and assured that in Moscow always with great attention listen to his assessments of the political situation in the world.

93-year-old former US presidential Advisor for national security and former head of American diplomacy Henry Kissinger was the initiator of the policy of “detente” in relations between the US and the USSR. In 1973 he was awarded the Nobel peace prize. He currently performs as a political scientist and expert in the field of international relations.

Henry Kissinger (German version – Heinz Kissinger) was born into a German-Jewish family in 1923. In 1938, his family was forced to emigrate from Nazi Germany to the United States.

Since 1966, Kissinger was an adviser to President Richard Nixon on foreign policy, since 1973, became the U.S. Secretary of state. To perform the duties he was continued after the scandalous resignation of Nixon under President Ford.

Henry Kissinger was a supporter of the so-called “policy of detente”, which was held against the Soviet Union and China. At the same time, he supported closer ties with Beijing to counter Moscow has assisted the anti-Communist regimes in Latin America, such as Chile, where in a coup in 1973 came to power Augusto Pinochet, and in Argentina, where the military overthrew the government in 1976.

In 1973 Kissinger received the Nobel peace prize for what, successfully concluded negotiations that led to the end of the bloody Vietnam war.

The controversial policy was criticized not only the “left” (liberals and pacifists), but “right” (supporters of the cold war).

In 2001, human rights activists have accused Kissinger of involvement in the bloody repression in several countries of Latin America, which took place after the military’s seizure of power: with the support of US intelligence to the security forces of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia 1970-80-ies were actively kidnapped, tortured and killed political opponents of the regime. Kissinger from participation in the trial declined.

Since 2000, Kissinger repeatedly visited Russia, but in the Western press about his visits almost did not write. In 2007, he became part of the bilateral working group “Russia – USA. A look into the future”, which deals with issues such as combating terrorism and nuclear proliferation.

Former U.S. Secretary of state Henry Kissinger became a member of the RAS 28.10.2016

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