Vitaly Zhurkin


Director Emeritus of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Institute of Europe.

RAS Full Member, Doctor of Sciences (History) and professor.

Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Full member of the European Academy of Sciences, Art and Letters.

Worked as Editor-in-Chief of the Main Propaganda Editorial Team at the USSR State Committee of Television and Radio; Deputy Editor of the Pravda daily's Department of Asian and African Countries; counselor of the USSR Embassy in India; Deputy Director of the Institute of USA and Canadian Studies. From 1988 to 1999, Director of the RAS Institute of Europe.

Laureate of the USSR State Award (1980).

Academic focus: military and political problems of the modern world, security and cooperation in Europe, global conflicts.

Recipient of state awards.

Member Comments

8 February 2017
Vitaly Zhurkin

Director Emeritus of the RAS Institute of Europe, RAS Full Member

The EU Global Strategy's Security Dimension

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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