Search: Russia,Visegrad Group (7 materials)

Russia in the Balkans

Interests of the Leading Actors, Russia’s Presence in Southeast Europe and Russia’s New Strategy In 2016, the new Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation was announced. The absence of such concepts as "the Balkans," "Serbia" and "Southeast Europe" ...


Relations between Russia and Visegrad Group Discussed at RIAC

On June 30, 2015, RIAC hosted roundtable "The Visegrad Europe and Russia Today" used for presentation of report " Russia and the Visegrad Group: the Ukrainian Challenge " authored by a team headed by Lyubov Shishelina, Head of East European Studies at RAS Institute for European Studies. The event was attended by Slovak Ambassador in Moscow Peter Priputen, Polish Ambassador ...


Russia and the Visegrad Group: The Ukrainian Challenge

RIAC Report #22, 2015 The Eastern Partnership policy that triggered the Ukrainian crisis has provided ample opportunity to reflect on Russia–EU relations, alongside with evaluating cooperation between Russia and the Visegrad Group countries (also called the Visegrad Four or V4). The Visegrad Four have taken on responsibility for the eastward enlargement of the European Union having become its members. Authors: L. N. Shishelina, Dr. of History (Lead Author and Compiler); ...


Round Table ‘Visegrad Europe and Russia Today’

... participants will include ambassadors of all the four countries (Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary), Russian experts and representatives of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and foreign diplomatic corps. The RIAC report ‘ Russia and the Visegrad Group: the Ukrainian Challenge ’ will be presented at the event. The report was prepared by a group of authors under the leadership of Lyubov Shishelina, Doctor of History, Head of East-European Studies Section at the RAS Institute of Europe....


Nothing Personal, Just Business

... the political life of the country, largely due to the country’s weak economic development (even in comparison with its Visegrad group neighbors). For example, Fidesz used to be a center-right party, but has now shifted to the right due to the growing ... ... of only 14.8 per cent of voters [5] ). Judging by the coincidence of the dominant political narrative both in Hungary and in Russia, not only tactical interests of the two states but also strategic interests appear to intersect. Studies inevitably emerged ...


RIAC Meets Visegrad Group Officials

... Foreign Ministry Jaroslaw Bratkiewicz. Opening the gathering, Dr. Kortunov described activities of RIAC, underlining it role in formation of Russia’s foreign policy. The event participants spoke on defining the barriers to cooperation between Russia and Visegrad Group, development of a strategy for improvement of relations between Russia and Central European countries, and generation of a clear vision for future cooperation between Russia and Europe. “Russia is a part of Europe, with no alternative ...


RIAC Leaders Meet Representatives of Polish Embassy

... communities of the two countries. Most significant for such contacts seems regularity of discussions and feedback in relation to the suggested initiatives. To this end, on April 17 the Embassy of Poland plans to hold international conference “The Visegrad Group States and Russia – Vectors of Cooperation, Chances and Challenges” timed to Poland’s presidency in the Visegrad Group. In this context, the Russian-Polish relationship may provide a positive example for Moscow in development of constructive interaction ...


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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