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Experts and Diplomats from Russia and the EU Countries Discuss Relations between Russia and the EU during the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

... Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Dr. Mitja Slavinec, State Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of Slovenia; Branko Rakovec, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Slovenia to the Russian Federation; and Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation On November 11, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), in partnership with the Embassy of the Slovenian Republic and the EU Delegation to Russia, held the Eleventh Meeting in the “EU-Russia” Series by RIAC and the ...


Meeting with the European External Action Service Delegation

... for Afghanistan, visited Russian International Affairs Council. The delegation also included other EEAS representatives and members of the EU Delegation to Russia. The following issues were discussed during the meeting: possible interaction between Russia and the European Union in the APR and the Indian Ocean region, prospects for the development of multilateral formats of international cooperation in Asia, and the impact of the U.S.-China confrontation on the situation in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. In addition,...


We Do Not Want Western Balkans to Become an Arena of Geopolitical and Geo-Economic Confrontation

... and the Embassies of the Chair Countries of the Council of the European Union Speech at the 11th Meeting in the “EU-Russia” Series held by the Russian International Affairs Council and the Embassies of the Chair Countries of the Council of the European Union Dear colleagues, Russia’s relations with Western Balkans enjoy a centuries-long tradition. Despite a geographic distance that separates us we are closely united by our common history, Slavic roots, likeness of temper and culture, language and traditions, strong ties ...


Current Developments in Russia-EU Relations

... The beauty of the set of consultations we have with the EU is its evolving and flexible nature, allowing us to adapt and embrace new issues. 3. On a different track—regional cooperation. Despite all political complications the interaction between Russia, the European Union and its Member States, as well as Norway and Iceland, within the framework of the Northern Dimension and its four partnerships—Environmental, in Public Health and Social Well-being, on Transport and Logistics, and on Culture—is developing ...


Russia and the EU Bear a Special Responsibility for the Security of Our Common European Continent

... of EU interest”. This is, to put it bluntly, a kind of a Bermuda triangle. In these treacherous waters any constructive initiatives are doomed to run aground and sink. Hardly the best scenario for the current European security equation. 3. Globally Russia and the countries of the European Union are being overwhelmed by poly-crises, ranging from pandemics and migration to climate change. The scale and complexity of these security-related challenges is mounting at an alarming rate. Being closest neighbors, Russia and the EU are ...


ELN Expert Meeting on the Crisis in Afghanistan and its Implications for Relations between Russia and the West

... for relations between Russia and the West. The meeting was attended by international experts from the USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Spain, Poland, Estonia, Slovakia, and the Netherlands. The positions of the United States, the European Union, and Russia on Afghanistan were presented by Douglas Lute, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired, United States Permanent Representative to NATO 2013-2017; Natalie Tocchi, Director of the Institute of International Relations (IAI) in Rome; and Andrey Kortunov,...


EU-Russia in 2030: Alternatives Scenarios

... negative dynamic of the relationship. The scenario suggests that the EU emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic stronger and more united. According to this narrative Brussels also takes a more pro-active stance, including on foreign and security policy. In Russia, a more active opposition prompts the political leadership to embark on certain economic and political reforms. This changes Moscow’s foreign policy rationale and opens a window of opportunity for more constructive engagement with the European Union, including on the Donbas conflict. Both sides are able to steer their relationship through the choppy waters of global US-Chinese rivalry. Little of what happened since November 2020 seems to points in this direction. The first visit of ...


Merkel’s Legacy, as Seen From Russia

... strategic autonomy on her watch, but that was hardly Merkel’s objective. Viewed from Moscow, Merkel’s legacy can be summarized as follows: reconfirmation of Germany’s Atlanticist orientation; achievement of a primus inter pares position within the European Union; and distancing from Russia, while keeping in touch with it. Atlanticism Reenergized In 2005, Merkel succeeded Gerhard Schroeder, the Social Democratic leader who took over from Helmut Kohl as a result of the 1998 election. Under Schroeder, newly reunified Germany’s ambition ...


Prospects for Cooperation between Russia and the EU in the South Caucasus Discussed at the Meeting with Swedish Diplomats

The discussion focused on the following issues: the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, relations between Russia and Georgia in the context of challenges in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and prospects for cooperation between Russia and the European Union in the South Caucasus On September 28, 2021, Swedish Embassy in Russia hosted a meeting between Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Nikolay Silaev, RIAC Expert, Director of Caucasian Cooperation Nonprofit Partnership, Senior Research ...


17th EUREN Meeting on Election Period and Correlation Between Domestic and Foreign Policy in EU-Russia Relations

... On September 30, 2021, the 17th EUREN (EU-Russia Network) meeting on the election period and correlation between domestic and foreign policy in EU-Russia relations was held online. The opening remarks were made by Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation, and Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General. The discussion focused on the impact of the parliamentary elections in Germany on its foreign policy and the impact of the elections to the Russian parliament on bilateral relations. Other ...


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  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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