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), a 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 the 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 annually 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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March 20, 2021

Old enemy-pictures still wander the surface of our relations. But young people from Western countries no longer see Russia as the greatest threat to the West and young Russians do not consider NATO as the main threat to their generation. It might be time…

January 17, 2021

There is high urgency for new international legislation which would prevent unfriendly actors from using contemporary technologies for psychological wars and suppression of so-called hostile societies through information violence. By Viktoria Ivanchenko…

November 13, 2019

In crisis situations political narratives develop rapidly. Supported by political (media) propaganda, these narratives can change within a short time period or disappear completely in favour of dominant narratives supported by propaganda. Quite rarely…

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)…

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 Russia”…

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 Syria…

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. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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