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Vitaly Portnikov
  • Vitaly Portnikov 
  • By this author: 2 Latest posted: 2016.03.04
Political analyst, TV presenter, and commentator for Radio Svoboda. In 1990 graduated from the Moscow University Faculty of Journalism. From 1989 to 1995 was a columnist for the Nezavisimaya Gazeta (Moscow). From 2010 to 2012 worked as editor-in-chief of the Ukrainian TV channel ТVі. Since November 2013 has been creating programs at Espresso TV channel. He has written analytical articles for newspapers in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Poland, and Israel.
Hiroshima: A Living Monument to Human Resilience2016.03.04

I visited Hiroshima for the first time on November 14, 2015. The first places that most newcomers to the city visit are the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, strongly associated with the tragedy that befell the city on August 6, 1945, and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Setting foot in the museum, the visitor confronts the same feeling one has at any memorial to preserve the memory of an…

UN Security Council Reform: A Challenge for Japanese Diplomacy2016.02.25

The years 2016 and 2017 promise to be special ones for Japanese diplomacy. During this period Japan is serving as a nonpermanent member of the United Nations Security Council. This gives us a chance to take another look at the situation in this organization and at the way impactful decisions are made in the present-day world. Somewhat ironically, Japan's UNSC membership coincides with its hosti…

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