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10 march 2017

Rossotrudnichestvo Discusses World Festival of Youth and Students Preparation

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On March 10, 2017, Rossotrudnichestvo (Federal agency for the Commonwealth of the Independent States, Compatriots leaving abroad and for the international humanitarian cooperation) held a meeting of International cooperation Working group, which is a part of XIX World Festival of Youth and Students Organization committee. RIAC is one of the event's partnership organizations assisting in content preparation for the Festival. Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, and Ekaterina Chimiris, RIAC Program Manager, took part in the meeting.

02 march 2017

From Post-Modernism to Neo-Modernism

Andrey Kortunov Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

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The need to admit the fact that the agenda of post-modernism is considered exhausted not only by the fringes of society but also by the middle class and even a large part of the global intellectual elite. Foreign-policy post-modernism has degenerated into a trivial desire to keep the status quo, and this alone made it doomed. Even if the supporters of the European Union had won in the UK referendum and Donald Trump had been defeated by Hillary Clinton, these circumstances could only have delayed, but not prevented, the end of the era of post-modernism. Even if the advance of neo-modernism is stanched on one front, and if the post-modernist underground partly succeeds in undermining it from inside, the world will never go back to the golden age of post-modernism.

20 february 2017

RIAC Holds a Second Expert Meeting on Russia’s Migration Strategy

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On February 20th, 2017 a second expert meeting on the elaboration of Russia’s migration strategy in the framework of the joint project of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Center for Strategic Research (CSR) took place at the RIAC.

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24 january 2017

Andrey Kortunov Meets Conciliation Resources Representative

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On January, 19, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, met with Jonathan Cohen, Conciliation Resources Director of Programmes, and Rachel Clogg, Caucasian Programme Director. The parties discussed information exchange and other forms of cooperation between RIAC and Conciliation Resources on Georgia-Abkhazia and Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement.

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07 december 2016

Migration Crisis: International Cooperation and National Strategies

Vladimir Malakhov Doctor of Political Science, Leading researcher, RAS Institute of Philosophy

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Migration has moved to the top of the global political agenda in recent times. The unprecedented influx of refugees to Europe, on the one hand, and the high rate of South–North economic migration on the other, have led to sharp political and public opinion divisions. Over the last year-and-a-half, the expressions “migration crisis” and “refugee crisis” have become firmly lodged in the political and journalist discourse. However, to what extent does the term “crisis” reflect the real state of affairs?

01 — 03 december 2016

Preservation of the World Cultural Heritage Issues Discussed at V St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum

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On December 1–3 St. Petersburg hosted the V International Cultural Forum. The event was organized by the Government of the Russian Federation, the Government of St. Petersburg with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and brought together politicians, journalists, and art community from 82 countries of the world. Greece became the guest country at 2016 Forum.

23 november 2016

Natalia Gandurina: The Decline of Print Media Should Stop

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Amidst the development of Internet technologies and the economic downturn, more and more media are going online and becoming web-based. Does this trend testify to the decline of print media? Natalya Gandurina, Vice President of ARTCOM Media Group (Forbes, L'Officiel, OK!, GEO) shared with RIAC Website Editor Maria Smekalova her views on why print magazines continue to sell, what should be published on the Internet, and why we need ratings.

01 november 2016

The United Nations Human Rights Council: A Reflection of the Global Confrontation

Dmitriy Kiku PhD in Political Science, RIAC Expert

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For the first time in the 10-year history of the United Nations Human Rights Council the election of its members has caused somewhat of a stir. Russia did not receive the necessary number of votes to be elected to the Council. This is yet another blow to the reputation of the United Nations and calls into question the ability of a number of its members to make impartial decisions.

22 — 23 september 2016

II International Conference “Migration Crisis: International Cooperation and National Strategies”

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On September 22-23 Moscow hosted the II International Conference “Migration Crisis: International Cooperation and National Strategies,” organized by the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Russian Federation Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). The conference was attended by more than 100 leading Russian and foreign experts on migration, human capital and security, representatives of Russian ministries and agencies, as well as international organizations.

22 — 23 september 2016

II International Conference “Migration Crisis: International Cooperation and National Strategies”

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On September 22, 2016 the II International Conference “Migration Crisis: International Cooperation and National Strategies,” organized by the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Russian Federation Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) started its work in Moscow. RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau and RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev spoke at the opening of the Conference.

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