Meeting Russia Blog

Meeting Russia

Meeting Russia Blog is a joint discussion platform of the Russian International Affairs Council and the Public Initiative "Creative Diplomacy" (PICREADI), Moscow-based NGO working in the sphere of public diplomacy. This platform brings together Russian and Western young leaders from academia, government institutions, parliaments, think-tanks, media and private sector to discuss the most important and burning issues of international relations. This blog was launched as a part Meeting Russia Public Diplomacy Program for Young Leaders, organized annualy in Moscow by the NGO "Creative Diplomacy". This program seeks to facilitate dialogue between rising leaders interested in Russia and to contribute to the discussion about Russia-West relations.

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May 30, 2019

Today, immunisation against the rational discourse is once again taking place through political and religious dogmas. The new media supports the (re)production of simple political explanations. In the globalised digitised world, the answer to political…

May 26, 2019

The campaigns for the EU parliamentary elections degenerate into political folklore. This hides the fact that the EU Parliament has no democratically legitimated constitutional structure comparable to a state. Accordingly, the EU elections will (and can)…

May 1, 2019

New episode of Meeting Russia Program with Andrey Afanasyev, journalist of Tsargrad TV Channel. The talk is on conservative values, antiglobalism, sovereignty and different perception of human rights in the world. PICREADI holds the You-Tube…

April 18, 2019

Ulrike Reisner, self-employed political analyst, lecturer & journalist, based in Vienna, Austria on Meeting Russia 2019. Under the given political circumstances it takes a good deal of courage and idealism to carry out a programme like “Meeting…

March 5, 2019

"We have defeated ISIS* in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency."  So closed the December 19th workday, throwing the foreign policy establishment in Washington and other capitals into disarray. A US withdrawal from…

February 19, 2019

Whilst yellow vests' protests in France continue, confusion about causes and effects is growing in the public discourse. Even if the matter is complex the EU's political elite need to get to the roots of the problem quickly. Otherwise, similar events may…

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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