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Ms. Alexandra Kosyreva

Ms. Alexandra Kosyreva became a member of the MUNRFE Vladivostok Club in 2015. Later, Ms. Kosyreva participated as a delegate at the MUNRFE Annual Conference 2015 and Far Eastern Model UN 2016, where she became a recipient of the Diplomacy Award that granted her an opportunity to represent MUNRFE at the National Model UN in Kobe, Japan in 2016. At NMUN-Japan, she received an Outstanding Delegate award along with Outstanding Position Paper award and Outstanding Delegation award. Moreover, at the MUNRFE 15th Anniversary Conference, Ms. Kosyreva was recognized as an Outstanding Delegate, which granted her the credentials to participate at the National Model UN-New York in March 2017, where her delegation earned an Honorable Mention Delegation award. In May of 2017, she served as the Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Conference Management at Far Eastern Model UN (FEMUN), whereas in 2018 she performed the duties of FEMUN Secretary-General.

Additionally in 2017, Alexandra was actively involved on behalf of MUNRFE in the organization of international projects, namely the Eastern Youth Economic Forum and the Regional Program of the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students. In February 2018, Ms. Kosyreva participated in the WFUNA International Model United Nations in New York as a Secretary of the General Assembly. July of 2018 was marked with Alexandra`s participation in WFUNA Youth Camp Korea as a Trainer. Currently, Alexandra serves as the Secretary-General of the MUNRFE Annual Conference 2018. Furthermore, previously Alexandra occupied the position of Vladivostok Club Acting President, and currently she is MUNRFE Deputy Executive Director.

“Annual Conference as a concept represents a great importance for me in professional as well as personal dimensions. That is why my strongest desire is to ensure that young leaders who will gather in Vladivostok in December will receive an unforgettable experience that will transform their vision and personalities.”

Under-Secretary-General for Conference Management

Ms. Diana D. Tereshchenko (Russia)

Ms. Diana Tereshchenko first entered MUNRFE by participating in the Vladivostok Club Autumn Master Classes 2013 back when she was a high school student. However, her first true MUN experience came with her participation in Far Eastern Model UN 2017, which introduced to her the UN4MUN format and intensified her value for international collaboration and fascination with foreign affairs.

Last year, Diana was recognized as an Outstanding Delegate at the MUNRFE Annual Conference 2017. In the March of the following year Diana was a part of the delegation to the National Model UN 2018 in New York, which took the highest award of the conference – an Outstanding Delegation award. In May 2018 she served as the Secretary of the General Assembly Fifth Committee at Far Eastern Model UN 2018. Currently Diana is appointed on the position of the Under-Secretary-General for Conference Management at the MUNRFE Annual Conference 2018.

Counting activities outside of MUNRFE, Ms. Tereshchenko was involved in a wide range of projects of various scales. In October 2017, Diana participated in the World Festival of Youths and Students, where she became one of the winners of the Russia-UK Student Economic Forum and had the opportunity to take an economics students’ internship in the United Kingdom in February 2018. Additionally, Ms. Tereshchenko has a unique experience of successful participation in management competition “World Skills 2018” in FEFU, which allowed her to represent Far Eastern Federal University on the national level in Moscow, November 2018.

“It is my pleasure to address you as the USGCM of the MUNRFE Annual Conference 2018. I wish you to have fruitful debates, be as involved in the work of the committee as you can to boost your skills on the new level and, of course, remember to Debate Ideas, Not People!”



Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs / President, Security Council

Mr. Aleksei Y. Stanonis (Russia)


Mr. Aleksei Stanonis joined MUNRFE in 2014 being a school student, when he participated as the Security Council delegate for the first time. In 2015 he got back to Vladivostok on the day his state exam was conducted with an Outstanding delegate award of the MUNRFE Annual Conference in Khabarovsk from Russian speaking General Assembly. Further, during Far Eastern Model UN 2017 Aleksei fulfilled his responsibilities as the President of the Security Council. Several months later he became an awardee of World Festival of Youth and Students Model UN in Sochi. Later in 2017 being a participant of the MUNRFE Annual Conference he received an Outstanding delegate award and became a part of MUNRFE delegation to National Model UN 2018 in New York, where the delegation got the highest team award of the entire Conference – an Outstanding delegation award. Next year Mr. Stanonis served as the President of the General Assembly during Far Eastern Model UN 2018.

Besides of MUN activities, Mr. Stanonis represented FEFU at Korea-Russia Youth Dialog 2017 (Phenchang, Soul) as a head of Russian delegation, participated in Russia-NATO round tables in Moscow and Brusselas, took part in the research conference of the Institute of the Far East of the Russian Academy of Sciences 2018 (Moscow) and had his practical trainings in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Having previously served as the Vice-President of MUNRFE Vladivostok Club Mr. Stanonis obtained necessary skills and knowledge and since October 2018 occupies the position of the President of the Club.

"The main advantage of an MUN conference is your competence depends on your ability to work as well as your devotion. Work hard, contribute to your preparation much, and you will be not only person surprised with your result!"



Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs / Chairperson, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Ms. Anna S. Timokhina (Russia)

Ms. Anna Timokhina began her career in MUNRFE by attending the Vladivostok Club Autumn Master Classes 2015 and participating in the MUNRFE Annual Conference 2015. In 2016, Anna took part in the Far Eastern Model UN 2016 and became a recipient of the Diplomacy Award, which granted her an opportunity to represent MUNRFE at the National Model UN 2016 in Kobe, Japan, where her team got a Distinguished Delegation award. Ms. Timokhina further showcased her skills at the MUNRFE 15th Anniversary Conference, where Anna was recognized as an Outstanding Delegate and was credentialed to participate at the National Model UN 2017 in New York as a part of the MUNRFE delegation, which became a recipient of the Honorable Mention Delegation award. Further, Anna successfully performed her duties as the Secretary of the General Assembly Second Committee at the Far Eastern Model UN 2017. December 2017 is a noteworthy month for Anna, as she was in charge of the Annual Conference 2017 in the role of Secretary-General. Anna has been a part of the management of the Organization for more than a year, as in from September 2017 to April 2018 Ms. Timokhina was a President of MUNRFE Vladivostok Club. In addition to her presidential duties, Anna occupied the position of the Vice-coordinator of “FireStarter 2018” and the Secretary of the General Assembly Second Committee for Far Eastern Model UN 2018.

“There are a tremendous number of challenges our Planet currently experiences. The only way to resolve them is careful analysis and innovative thinking. I wish you to bear these ideas in mind while your work in the Committee, be outgoing and share ideas with other delegates as well as be fully immersed into the process. Will see you at MUNRFE Annual Conference 2018!”


Assistant Secretary-General

Mr. Jesse E. Thomas (The United States of America)

Mr. Jesse Thomas began his MUNRFE career with the Autumn Master Classes in 2013. Since then, Jesse has been an active member of MUNRFE, currently serving on MUNRFE’s Governing Council. Debating in the Human Rights Council, Mr. Thomas became a winner of the 12th MUNRFE International Conference held in December 2013. Jesse has participated in the National Model UN in New York twice, once as a delegate in 2014 (Outstanding Delegation) and once as the MUNRFE team adviser and ECOSOC Chairperson in 2017. Additionally, Jesse has been a part of the Secretariat for numerous MUNRFE conferences: USG for Communications and Public Affairs at the MUNRFE Regional Conference 2014, Vice Chairperson of the World Bank at the MUNRFE Annual Conference2014, Secretary-General of the MUNRFE Regional Conference 2015, Security Council President and USG for Political Affairs at the MUNRFE Annual Conferences in 2016 and 2017, and USG for Political, Economic and Social Affairs at Far Eastern Model UN 2016. Additionally, Mr. Thomas participated as an adviser at FireStarter 2014. Mr. Jesse Thomas holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Alabama-Huntsville (2012) and an M.A. in International Relations from Far Eastern Federal University (2015). Apart from MUNRFE, Mr. Thomas has spent time volunteering in Guatemala and is currently an English teacher.

“I would like to warmly welcome each of the delegates to this year’s Annual Conference! I encourage all of you to actively participate in the process of negotiating and debates in order to develop yourself and conquer any inhibitions you may have about your personal abilities. Enjoy the process, work hard and you just might be the next lucky person to earn the right to debate at National Model UN in New York in 2019”



Chairperson, Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Ms. Julia Nedelkina (Russia)


Ms. Julia Nedelkina became a part of MUNRFE after the Summer Program “FireStarter’’ (Vladivostok, 2013). Since then Julia has been involved in the activities of the Organization in various positions, performing the duties of Finance Manager in both Blagoveshchensk and Vladivostok Clubs, Vice-Coordinator of Master Classes (Blagoveshchensk, 2014), and Vice-President of Blagoveshchensk Club. In addition, Julia has been a member of the Working Groups of the MUNRFE Annual Conference 2015 in Khabarovsk and the MUNRFE 15th Anniversary Conference in Vladivostok in 2016. Furthermore, Ms. Nedelkina was granted an Outstanding Delegate award and her team became an Outstanding Delegation at the MUNRFE 15th Anniversary Conference. As a result, Ms. Nedelkina became a part of the MUNRFE delegation to the National Model UN 2017 in New York, USA where the delegation was recognized with an Honorable Mention Delegation award. Moreover, she performed the duties of the Secretary of the General Assembly Sixth Committee at the Far Eastern Model UN 2017, adviser during APRU-FEFU Undergraduate Leaders’ Program 2017 and the organizer of the Regional Platform of World Festival of Youth and Students 2017. Besides, Ms. Nedelkina carried out the duties of USG for Conference Management of Annual Conference 2017.

“Let me wish all of you to have a good research upon the agenda items as well as have hot debates during the Conference, just enjoy the process and you will be the winner. Looking forward to observe your productive and coherent involvement!"

Chairperson, World Bank

Ms. Ekaterina Tretiakova (Russia)

Model UN experience of Ms. Ekaterina Tretiakova dates back to the year of 2014 when she joined MUNRFE and further took part in the MUNRFE Annual Conference 2014 in Vladivostok and Moscow International Model UN 2015. Right after this event Ekaterina started her intensive MUN career and became an Outstanding delegate at two MUNRFE Conferences in a row that allowed Ekaterina to represent the Organization abroad – at Indonesia Model UN 2015 in Jakarta (personal award of The Most Outstanding delegate), and at National Model UN in New York 2016 (team award Honorable Mention delegation). Furthermore, Ms. Tretiakova was credentialed to take part in the Fourth ASEAN-Russia Youth Summit in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Leadership experience of Ekaterina accounts a successful work on preparing MUNRFE delegations abroad: delegation to Jogja International Model UN 2017 in Yoguakarta, Indonesia (3 individual awards) and the delegation to National Model UN 2018 in New York, USA (Outstanding delegation award).

Except for wide debating career Ms. Tretiakova has significantly contributed to the development of civil society on the Russian Far East serving on various project leaders positions, e.g. as an USG for Conference Management at the MUNRFE 15th Anniversary Conference, SG at Far Eastern Model UN 2017, Coordinator at Summer Program “FireStarter 2018”. Ms. Tretiakova also served in the organizing teams of the Third Russia-ASEAN Youth Summit 2015, APRU-FEFU Undergraduate Leaders Program in 2017, Regional Platform of the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students and FEFU – HIT Summer School 2018. Since spring 2018 Ms. Tretiakova is MUNRFE Executive Director.

“Dear delegates, you are making this Conference by your debates, knowledge and communication with each other. The more you are doing to succeed in these dimensions, the more benefit you will get as an outcome. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes, be afraid of not acting.”



Vice-Chairperson, World Bank

Ms. Ksenia Shevtsova (Russia)


Ms. Ksenia Shevtsova has been involved into activities of MUNRFE since 2010 in different capacities, including positions of Councilor (2016-2018) and Executive Director (2014-2016). For 8 years in the Organization Ksenia took part in numerous Conferences as a delegate both in Russia and abroad, particularly at the Asia-Pacific International Model UN 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand, New York Global Young Leaders Summit 2013 in New York, USA and the National Model UN 2014 and 2016 in New York, USA, second time - as an adviser. At the National Model UN conferences Ms. Shevtsova became a part of an Outstanding Delegation and Honorable Mention Delegation respectively, got the Outstanding Position Paper award in 2016, whereas both times she was selected to the position of a Chairperson. In 2019 Ms. Shevtsova will represent MUNRFE as a part of National Model UN in New York Secretariat, serving as the Assistant Director of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Throughout her MUN career, Ksenia coordinated and contributed to more than 50 development projects and youth-led events, including Youth Platform of the Eastern Economic Forum 2017, Third Russia-ASEAN Youth Summit 2015 and MUNRFE Annual Conference 2014. In frames of her professional career, Ksenia Shevtsova significantly contributed to a number of regional projects, including the “Golden Bridge” Business Award for Small and Medium Enterprises of Primorsky Territory, Russky MeetUp IT Forum, Far Eastern Media Summit and APEC Conference on Cooperation in Higher Education. Ksenia has a Master degree in International Relations and works as an analyst, focusing her research on economic and social aspects of cooperation of Russia with the Asia-Pacific states.

“This Conference is going to be a challenge for you, but a very useful challenge that worth to go through. It will bring you a lot of emotions and will show you a huge variety of opportunities for further growth. Therefore, enjoy it and try to catch every memory.”



Vice-President, Security Council

Mr. Md Yasin (India)


Model United Nations experience of Mr. Md Yasin dates back to the year of 2011 when he attended VHMUN in Kolkata, India. Since then he has been a close observer of MUN conferences in India and abroad.

Counting activities outside Model UN, Mr. Yasin was involved in various projects concerning China studies in India. He did his Masters in Chinese from India’s premier institute for higher studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and was offered full scholarship by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, India to study in Beijing, China for one year. Mr. Yasin, qualified for assistant professorship through National Eligibility Test (NET) in 2014, taught Chinese language in Apeejay Stya University, Gurgaon as an adjunct professor and historical Aligarh Muslim University (India) as an assistant professor (contractual). He attended “Teachers’ Training Program”, jointly organized by Visva Bharati University and Chinese Consulate Office in Kolkata. Later he was awarded Junior Research Fellowship by the University Grants Commission of India and submitted his Master of Philosophy dissertation on China’s Role in UN Peacekeeping Operations in 2017. He was one of the sponsored candidates for Shanghai BRICS Program 2017 in the BRICS Institute, Fudan University, PRC. He has also been a regular attendee of various national/international workshops/conferences. Notably, he was one of the invited speakers in the international workshop on “UN and East Asia” jointly organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University and Academic Council on United Nations System (ACUNS) on April 26, 2017. He attended Tamkang University World Forum for Youth Leaders 2018 with a paper presentation on “China in United Nations” at Taipei, Taiwan from January 23-28, 2018. Mr. Yasin is the recipient of prestigious Harvard Yenching Institute – Institute of Chinese Studies Multi-Year Fellowship 2018 and currently studying at Central China Normal University, Wuhan, PRC as a visiting research fellow.

“Hey, leaders of tomorrow, if there is an injustice, it has to be replaced by justice. Justice has to do with the ideas. But, where will you air your idea? Come to engage in MUNRFE with ‘6 Ds’ ---Dress up, Deliberate, Discuss, Debate, Dissent and Deliver.”