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June 14, 2024

Immanuel Kant: “Heaven has given mankind three things to counterbalance the many hardships of life: Hope, sleep and laughter.”




Kant bench at Philosophenweg, Königsberg, April 2024
Going through life with humor and serenity
Moose stand for strength, endurance and grandeur. Moose are the native symbol of East Prussia and, among other…

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June 10, 2024

Author - Ulrike Reisner, political scientist, Vienna, Austria. Original publication on picreadi.com

The EU institutions are working hard to identify and remove allegedly harmful and destabilizing foreign content. Projects such as EUvsDisinfo serve as production centers for the simplest opinion-forming, which is based on simple friend-foe dichotomies…

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June 10, 2024

ISSUE #7 OF THE PUBLIC DIPLOMACY JOURNAL UNDER THE BRAND OF THE MEETING RUSSIA PROGRAM.

The topic of the issue is "Just Like in the Movies: Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Russians".

Cinema art is of course one of the best soft power instruments. Isn’t Hollywood a great example? Amazingly, Americans fish out persons in the Western culture…

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May 31, 2024

On May 19th, news of a helicopter crash involving Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, his Foreign Minister, and other senior officials sent shockwaves around the world. The incident, which occurred while the President was returning from a ceremony on the border with Azerbaijan, quickly became a source of conflicting narratives.
Initially, Iranian…

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May 8, 2024

Russian-African ties pose both opportunities and challenges for African countries, but Moscow's renewed engagement in Africa raises concerns among Western nations.


The African continent is witnessing a noticeable escalation in the competition between the United States and Russia. Both superpowers are seeking to strengthen their influence and…

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April 9, 2024

Western analytical and academic events and conferences lead to the conclusion that the main theme is the so-called decolonization of Ukraine. In fact, the West, especially Washington, is very active in ‘liberation’ of Ukrainian thinking from ‘colonial ties’. This is what Moscow should have been doing in all the former republics since the…

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April 4, 2024

Central Asia in the age of digital technologies finds itself between two megaprojects of China and the European Union as the Russian Empire and British Empire in the XIX century competed for this one of the most landlocked regions of the world. The victory of the Russian Empire in this contest decided where the transport lines of Central Asia would…

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February 29, 2024

Central Asia has long been viewed as a region searching for routes to export rich oil and gas resources to the global market. Currently, with its pipelines heading to Europe crossing through Russia's vast territory and the closest warm seaports in sanctioned Iran, there are few options for Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan to trade their energy…

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February 20, 2024

Dear friends, we are glad to represent our sixth issue of the Public Diplomacy Journal under the brand of the Meeting Russia program.

Topic: "Russian Women: Identity and Destiny".

We set ourselves a challenging task to define “a Russian woman”.

In this issue:
Lists of Outstanding Russian Women, Including World’s First in Space Flights…

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February 20, 2024

The Silk Road played a crucial role in international trade for about 1800 years by the time maritime trade turned out to possess more advantages than land-based means of trade in terms of speed, cost, and security. Transportation of goods on camels could not compete with the ships in seas until the XVI century when Portugal, Dutch, and English ships…

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February 13, 2024

Mihai-Tiberiu Dima
IBR-2M Nuclear Security Group
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Dubna, Russia   
How does the World contend with the 2000’s idea (recently resurfaced after the failed Ukrainian counter-offensive [01]) of the use of mini-nukes [02] ?... “mini” being a sugar-coating for eliciting acceptability - after all, if DU…

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January 17, 2024


To explain the current Saudi-Israel rapprochement, some analyses simply refer to the eagerness of both countries in countering Iranian influence in the region. Others point to Saudi Arabia's strive to secure security guarantees from the United States and develop a civilian nuclear program under U.S. assistance. However, such analyses miss a…

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