Cablegate: Russia Says No to Funding Information Activity in Garmisch
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TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3024
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STATE FOR T/KATSAPIS
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SUBJECT: RUSSIA SAYS NO TO FUNDING INFORMATION ACTIVITY IN GARMISCH
REF: STATE 114745
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1. (SBU) Per reftel instructions, on August 16 we discussed the
upcoming Information Portal Activity in Garmisch, Germany under the
Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT), with
Alexander Bulychov from the MFA's Department of Security and
Disarmament Affairs (DVBR). Bulychov told us he had just discussed
the Garmisch Activity with DVBR Deputy Director Oleg Rozhkov.
Bulychov noted that Russia would not be able to fund the attendance
of two partner nation representatives at Garmisch, noting that GICNT
did not presuppose additional budget commitments from the parties.
He also said that Russia had earlier instructed all of its
diplomatic posts in partner nations to encourage attendance at
Garmisch. Based on those demarches, it appeared that Armenia and
Ukraine were interested and would likely attend.