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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" in the text of the Concept clearly reflects Russia's influence and opinions on the subject. The Concept only mentions "Europe" and the "Euro-Atlantic region." Calling the Balkans a part of the...


The Beneficiaries of the Ukrainian Crisis

... spending to two-percent at the expense of social programs, and the frontline role in view of a potential armed conflict in Europe. Vadim Trukhachev Vadim Trukhachev: the Visegrad Gainers from Ukraine Tragedy The obvious beneficiary appears to be the Visegrad Group of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, where both Russia-haters and opponents of sanctions are set to obtain dividends. Domestic Politics Newly elected Polish president Andrzej Duda, whose campaign was permeated with the Ukraine ...


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’

... 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....


Threats to European security discussed in Helsinki

... centres took part in the event. The discussion was built around issues concerning the influence of the Ukraine crisis on European security through the prism of the policy of the Nordic countries, the post-Soviet area, Russia and the countries of the Visegrad Group. The Russian International Affairs Council was represented at the meeting by Ivan Timofeev, its Program Director. He delivered a paper entitled “ The future of the European security system: Russia’s role ”.


Nothing Personal, Just Business

... few years, Hungary has carried out a number of significant reforms, resulting in domination of the right forces and ideas in 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 popularity of radical right-wing forces. The prestige of the Hungarian Socialist Party (HSP), which had been in power for ...


The Visegrad Group in the Common European Process

... recovery measures, created prerequisites for the consolidation "for survival" of regional alliances that had not, previously, been considered high profile. Thus, against the backdrop of skeptical reasoning over the EU’s destiny, the Visegrad Group has made efforts to consolidate and intensify interaction. Stages in the Making The Visegrad Group, also called the Visegrad Four, has been to-date the most stable, well-known regional group to emerge after the disintegration of the socialist ...


RIAC Meets Visegrad Group Officials

On June 6, RIAC jointly with MGIMO-University received political directors of foreign ministries of Visegrad Group countries to discuss opportunities for cooperation between Russia, the EU and Visegrad Group. The event was attended by RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov; MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, ...


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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