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BRICS and the Western-Centric Global Film Industry: Possibilities of the Digital Era

... BRICS Young Leaders . 1 . Georgii Paksiutov, "Soft Power and Cultural Capital of Nations: The Case of Film Industry" (In Russ.), World Economy and International Relations, 2020 (In print). 2 . Georgii Roy Armes, Third world film making and the west, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987, p. 35. 3 . Georgii Joseph S. Nye, "Soft power", Foreign policy, 1990, pp. 166-167. 4 . Georgii Vlad Strukov, "Russian ‘Manipulative Smart Power’: Zviagintsev’s Oscar nomination, (non-) government agency and contradictions of the globalized world", New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, 2016, №. 1, pp. 31-49. 5 . Georgii Marijke de Valck, Film ...


Russians Don’t Back Down

... and initiatives. Similarly, there is little reason to assume that the Russian leadership does not appreciate the seriousness of the current situation. All that notwithstanding, it is clear that if any major shifts do take place in relations between Russia and the West this year, they will most certainly be for the worse. One possible explanation for this state of affairs is the accumulated inertia in the confrontation between the two sides. The years that have passed since the Ukrainian crisis have taken their ...


Hidden Traces in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Сonflict

... feel for a pulse, see if Moscow will adopt a new position on this conflict that has extended since the end of the last century. This is especially after the recent political developments, with the new government taking office in Armenia maintaining a Western policy. Moscow is aware that Armenia needs Russia more than Russia needs Armenia, yet a fallout would mean losing one of its back gardens in the former Soviet yard. This may affect Russia's long-term influence and ability to manoeuvre, imposing its opinion as an international power in the global ...


Russia — Germany: Perceptions and Motives

... front in the information war. Washington’s involvement in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria are seen a manifestation of US hegemony. Migrants, LGBT minorities, populism and protests are all seen as signs of the imminent decline of the West. Both Russia and the West continue to rely upon clichéd models of thinking when observing one another. Obviously, we find it difficult to live without such models. This is how our thinking works. And our capacity for rationalisation also creates the illusion ...


Why the “Coronavirus Ceasefire” Never Happened

Neither the coronavirus nor the economic recession will automatically lead to a détente, let alone a reset in relations between Russia and the West Six months ago, when COVID-19 had just moved beyond the borders of China and embarked upon its triumphant march across Europe and North America, politicians and foreign affairs experts started discussing what will happen after the virus is vanquished....


Why History Matters in Belarus

... Vector As a result of the 1917 Russian revolution and ensuing wars, all of the Belarus territory was lost by Russia. Under Marshal Pilsudski in the 1919–1921 Poland-Soviet War, Poland recovered by conquering most of the Polish Kingdom's former Belarussian borderlands. Poles began moving into the territory, especially in the West and Northwest in the Grodno region. Former local populations largely remained in place in Belarus until the massive disruptions of WW2. In the early years of WW2, the border moved back and forth under successive Soviet and Nazi occupations. Then ...


Andrey Kortunov: Cooperation with the West Will Only Happen When Russia Modernises

... the next, and feel just as comfortable in both. The only difference between these places is their politics, but this is not as important to them as it is for the older generation. To answer your question directly, I think Russia can only return to the West if some Russian leadership sets itself a goal to undertake serious social and economic modernisation. At present we just do not have the social and economic demand for cooperation with the West. If all of your exports are crude oil and gas, then you do not care ...


The Troika Rears its Head Once Again

... By the beginning of the 2010s, Russia had proved itself to be better equipped than most to deal with several types of threat at once. Domestic political changes have drawn vocal criticism from the West, yet they have seriously hampered the ability of Russia’s Western partners to orchestrate the street protest and opposition activities inside the country. The Russian Army has undergone a painful but mostly beneficial reform. New strategic weapons have come as quite a shock to many foreign observers. The preventive ...


Seven Steps Beyond the Crisis Horizon: Reflecting on Past Mistakes

... which he proposed that we think about how Russia would build relations with the rest of the world “after Ukraine.” Five years later and the crisis has brought about neither compromise nor the collapse of Ukrainian statehood, and relations between Russia and the West are developing more along the lines of a conflict than anything else. It is against the backdrop of this state of affairs that we asked Dr. Kortunov to revisit some of the fundamental questions that determine Russia’s foreign policy today and in ...


12 Essential Steps in a Conceptual Dead End

Russia and Europe continue to call on each other to fix problems that only exist because they need to serve their national interests People on the ground are often far better at getting to the heart of the matter than theoreticians who spend their whole ...


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