Panel 10: (Academy of Science) Russia's Contemporary Understanding of International Law: Identical to Western Approaches? Chair: Mark Entin, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) Panelists: 1. Anton Burkov, University of Humanities, Yekaterinburg, "Motivation for Direct Application of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the Convention) in Russian Courts" 2. Christina Cerna, Organization of American States, "Comparing Russia and the United States as Regards International Human Rights Law" 3. Sergei Marochkin, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, "International Law Today: Some Contemporary Approaches of the Russian Doctrine" 4. Alexei Moiseev, Diplomatic Academy, Moscow, "Russian and Western Understandings of Sovereignty and Statehood: are There Any Differences?" 5. Rima Tkatova, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, "Russian Spirit, Soviet Heritage and Western Temptation : un-« peaceful coexistence » in international legal theory in Russia"