Egypt: what is next?
A round-table discussion “Riots in Egypt: a new revolution?” President of Russia Vladimir Putin stated at the ceremony of presentation of credentials to foreign ambassadors on January 24 that he expected a visit to Russia by President of Egypt Muhammad Mursi. Putin expressed his hope that the Arab republic would manage to stabilize the internal situation and overcome socio-economic difficulties. Riots in Egypt, in which dozens of people were killed in recent days, have brought chaos to the country. Thousands of rioters continue demanding the resignation of the president and the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood’s rule. President Muhammad Mursi urged the opposition to start a national dialogue to find a way out of the current situation, but they rejected the initiative. Part 1