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Russia’s Changing Identity: In Search of a Role in the 21st Century

... statehood, it has changed not only its name but also its identity many times, while retaining key features. That process is likely to continue in the future. The early Russian state—ancient Rus, or Kievan Rus, after its capital city—was an Eastern European country of multiple Slavic tribes ruled by an extended family of Viking princes. It became the easternmost bulwark of the European Christian world after adopting Christianity in 988 from the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire. This “first” ...

31.07.2019

Russia's Position on the Baltic States: Why We Need Each Other

... intensify tensions between Russia and the EU, particularly the Baltic States. While the Baltic States are institutionally dependent on the EU and NATO, the nature of relations in this specific case are more complex than the relations between Western Europe and Russia. The irony is that Moscow, technically, is capable of establishing good ties with Portugal, Greece, Italy, Germany, and any other Western European country, but it wouldn't solve the problems or change the nature of Russian relations ...

18.07.2019

Ninth Meeting of the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security

... resolving regional crises; potential areas of interaction between Russia and the West. Young experts from Russia, EU, the USA, and Ukraine, as well as representatives of NGOs, think tanks, university and business community took part in the meeting. In 2014 European Leadership Network (ELN) for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) non-profit organization, and Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) formed a younger generation expert working group to ...

29.06.2019

Déjà vu of Collaborative Consumption?

... totalled around some 511 billion Rubbles in 2018 alone. It corresponds to 30% year-on-year grown compared to 2017 figures. Furthermore, thanks to its carsharing fleet of 10,000 – 15,000 shared vehicles, Moscow is becoming the largest carsharing city in Europe. In fact, according to more optimistic estimates, Moscow it’s well on it’s way to becoming the largest carsharing city in the world. Was it logical to expect that after years upon years of living in a non-digital version of the collaborative ...

28.06.2019

The Independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church: Its implications for Ukrainian Identity and Russia

... crisis between Ukraine and Russia. This was significant for Ukraine’s identity and for Russia’s decreasing influence because through these talks, Ukraine was able to skirt the Russian Orthodox Church as a cultural and religious center in Eastern Europe. With continuing disputes between Ukrainians and the UOC(MP), particularly in government, the Ukrainian government was desperate for a ruling to split the UOC(MP) from the Russian Orthodox Church. These meetings led eventually to the decision by ...

17.06.2019

Security Radar 2019 Presentation Held at RIAC

... by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Vienna. The research analyzes the results of two surveys: a public opinion poll on security, as well as a survey in the form of individual interviews with security experts. The two surveys were conducted in seven European countries, including Russia. The text of the report is available here . Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, and Peer Teschendorf, Head of Friedrich Ebert Foundation Moscow Office, made opening speeches. The authors of the report noted ...

23.04.2019

Russia and the Council of Europe

The CoE crisis has a man-made character. Its origins lie in the frank political mistakes made by Europe By 2019, the escalation of the crisis in relations between Russia and the Council of Europe (hereinafter referred to as CoE) reached its apogee. The question of Russia's withdrawal from this oldest authoritative European organization or about ...

17.04.2019

New European Mythology for Ukraine

Assessing the prospects and context of Ukraine’s EU drive Ukraine first embraced the European path during the 2004 revolution. Institutionally, this path implies the country’s aspiration to join the EU and NATO. The recent amendments to the Ukrainian constitution legitimise this drive. This very fact suggests that Ukraine is committed ...

13.03.2019
 

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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