Search: Russia,Coronavirus (20 materials)


From Russia with Love: Controversy Around the Russian Aid Campaign to Italy

... military presence in the contingent, expressed his fears for the security of the country’s sensitive data, depicting the aid more as a geopolitical move than as an act of solidarity. Ernest A. Reid: East vs West: New Political Reality for the Post-Coronavirus World The diatribe became more heated when Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashankov intervened, accusing the journalist of russophobia and spreading false information. Tensions culminated in an appeal to Russian institutions from Rome by Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio and Defense ...


Interview with the RBC media holding on current international issues

... expecting any new unfriendly moves? I hope not. But, I assure you, we are ready for any developments. Question: When can Russia begin to open its borders with its CIS neighbours? Will statements from the leaders of the CIS countries about a victory over the coronavirus be enough? Can Russia just believe these statements? We have already had a bit of conflict, for example, with the Republic of Belarus. Sergey Lavrov: I am not the one to answer this question, but rather the state agencies that are responsible under the law for the sanitary-epidemiological ...


How Russia Can Maintain Equilibrium in the Post-Pandemic Bipolar World

... blaming China for the outbreak, and demanded an international investigation, Russian officials immediately condemned the “politicization” of the pandemic. Reacting to Western mentions of claims worth trillions of dollars in compensation for the coronavirus outbreak, the Russian media drew parallels with U.S. and EU sanctions against Russia. To outsiders, it looked as if Moscow was buying a little too much into Beijing’s version of the origins of the pandemic. A strategic partnership demands a modicum of trust and a ...


COVID-19 Presents Both Opportunities and Threats to Russia’s Foreign Policy

... cooperation with China’s real or potential opponents (such as India, Vietnam or even Japan) more and more problematic. P.S. “Never waste a good crisis”: this paradoxical adage credited to Winston Churchill is relevant today as never before. Neither Russia nor other states should waste the systemic global crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. A crisis does not give anyone grounds for crossing out their past mistakes or forgetting their past achievements. Yet a crisis is not just a convenient pretext but also a solid reason for shaking up one's old foreign political "wardrobe....


Migration Consequences of the “Perfect Storm”: What Effect Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Have on Migration Issues?

... outgoings will strive to improve their employability, and acquiring a more protected status will help them minimize risks in terms of finding employment and a place to live. In the short term, when the restrictive measures imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic are lifted, emigration of Russian citizens, including skilled workers, might increase against the background of the economic crisis. Educational migration from post-Soviet states (states contributing to Russia-bound migration) will increase, and the number of migrants studying ...


Illusions of a New Bipolarity

... was a path to a certain balance of interests, and not a slippery slope towards an open confrontation. As for relations between Russia and the European Union, I dare say that, even given the depressing strategies pursued by both sides, the principle of a ... ... all to see in the tragicomic story involving the EU report on disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic. The handling of the coronavirus is leaving more and more people in Europe with no illusions about the United States and the “shining city upon a ...


Ambassador Anatoly Antonov's Open Letter

... inmates are infected, some of them have deceased. There is hardly any medical assistance for the convicted, neither there is coronavirus testing. The prisoners are preponderantly left without individual sanitary equipment and facial masks due to a shortage ...…/asset…/D2wHaWMCU6Od/content/id/4094236… ). The Minister urged to consider the possibility of return to the home country for all the Russian citizens incarcerated in the U.S. In addition, I personally addressed to Attorney-General W.Barr and head of the Federal ...


Why Did It Happen? On the Issue of China’s ‘Guilt’ for the Coronavirus Pandemic

... Vasily Kashin , Senior Research Fellow of the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, exclusively for . The politicisation of the situation with the coronavirus pandemic, which has gained ferocity in recent weeks, has led to a sad but logical outcome the search for the guilty. As a “genre”, the history of launching witch hunts for those responsible for contagious disease outbreaks is old and vulgar....


Russia—China Relations Discussed at RIAC-IEERCAS CASS Meeting

... Karneev, Head of the School of Oriental Studies at HSE; Liu Fenghua, Head of the Russian Foreign Policy Research Department at IEERCAS; Yury Kulintsev, IFES RAS Research Fellow; and Xu Poling, Head of the Department of the Russian economy at IEERCAS CASS. Russian and Chinese experts discussed the effect of the new type of coronavirus epidemic (COVID-2019) on international relations, as well as the priorities in the development of Russia-China relations in the new environment. During the discussion, experts pointed out that the pandemic revealed a number of global systemic ...


Why Russia Sent Humanitarian Aid to the US and Why That's a Good Thing

... inferred. What we should take away from this episode in Russia-U.S. relations is three things. First, Russia and the United States are not predestined to be mortal enemies. For one thing, enemies typically don’t help enemies — which suggests that Russia, by sending over humanitarian aid, doesn’t view Washington as an enemy. The coronavirus, like other major issues, demonstrates that the two countries are natural allies that through partnership and reconciliation can achieve almost anything. In the current crisis, Russians and Americans are obviously united by their humanity ...


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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