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Beyond the Right Side of History

... became engaged in the global economy, and more importantly, in world politics, but they did not become homogeneous and like-minded. As a result, the world became global and interconnected but retained the diversity of interests and original political cultures and views. This did not fit the universalistic understanding of “the end of history” and the triumph of its “right side.” As rising powers became more persistent in advancing their interests and principles, they faced growing opposition ...


The McCarthy Era And the Beat Movement Seen Through Russian Eyes

Why Aksyonov matters With the conversation surrounding U.S. president Trump recalling names like Shine, Cohn, and Browder, publications are buzzing up the meme that we're living in a new McCarthy era. It is not surprising since McCarthyism is associated with the use of unfair allegations and investigations, smear campaigns, character assassinations and subterfuge that produces public fear and chaos. One sees a lot of these things emanating from the Trump White House, among Democratic Party activists...


Russian Writer Evgeny Chizhov: Writers Should Stay away from Both Authorities and Opposition

... Asia, or rather in the East in general. I personally became interested in the region even before university, during my final years at school, that is, in the early 1980s. The last generation of Soviet youth were greatly influenced by Western counterculture: English-language music and the Beat literature. This counterculture was largely oriented towards the East, as distinct from the traditional, self-centred Western culture. It turned to the East not so much as a source of creativity but rather ...


What The Malaysian Election Means To Me

... because we allowed and approved unhealthy behaviours and practices in our public sector and private sectors. We collectively allowed and practiced for our own personal benefits when it suited us the whole “ampu-bodek” ( i.e. sucking up, fawning) culture and not questioning authority in the name of culture. We turned a blind eye when our government-linked companies splashed our tax monies on exotic board meeting locations for as if having a board meeting in Bali or Perth would have one make better ...


RIAC Hosts a Round Table with the Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Numan Kurtulmuş

On March 14, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the support from the Embassy of Turkey to Russia held a round table discussion with Numan Kurtulmuş, Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, on soft and smart power in Russia-Turkey relations. On March 14, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the support from the Embassy of Turkey to Russia held a round table discussion with Numan Kurtulmuş, Turkish ...


Literature, Science and Global Russians. Interview with Olga Breininger

... hundred per cent correct about technology. I am completely fascinated by it. More than that, right now I’m studying the anthropology of technology as a minor. But my interest is from the perspective of a person engaged in the humanities, a person of culture, of the word. That is first and foremost. As for areas that I see as being especially relevant and possessing the potential to change our world, I would point to neurobiology and artificial intelligence. And renewable energy sources. By the way,...


70th Anniversary of Russia-India Relations: New Horizons of Privileged Partnership

RIAC and VIF Report #34, 2017 In 2017, Russia and India celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Over the years, the two states have steadily developed mutually beneficial ties. Their cooperation has achieved the level of special and privileged strategic partnership. Regular contacts between the two leaders have become an established practice. However, in order to make full use of the collaboration potential, ties between Russia and India should be taken to a qualitatively new level...


The Western Guide to Understanding the Russian Mind

... confessed some time ago that “it would be strange, or ridiculous, to be a Tolstoy and not a Russian.” Therefore, what does it mean to you personally to be a Russian? I feel that the two go together. I can’t forget that I am a Russian. Russian culture, especially of the 19th century, is second to non in the world. And I am not saying this to be invidious to Americans, whom I greatly like and admire, but there is no comparison between American culture and Russian culture. So, there is something ...


Vladimir Gusev: Internet Made Museums More Popular

Interview with Vladimir Gusev, Director of the State Russian Museum Culture has always been a unifying force and a bridge between states. Despite economic and political difficulties in relations with a number of countries, cultural cooperation is developing. Vladimir Gusev, Director of the State Russian Museum, is expressing ...


Preservation of the World Cultural Heritage Issues Discussed at V St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum

On December 1–3 St. Petersburg hosted the V International Cultural Forum . The event was organized by the Government of the Russian Federation, the Government of St. Petersburg with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and brought together politicians, journalists, and art community from 82 countries of the world. Greece became the guest country at 2016 Forum. One of the key topics of the Forum was the preservation of the world cultural ...


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