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The Role of Ideology in Foreign Policy: Why Contemporary Russia Cannot Be Compared to the Soviet Union

When evaluating contemporary Russia’s foreign policy, we need not rely on ghost stories from a time that has long since passed Ideology is a crucial component in understanding the motivation behind any individual or group of people. Realism falsely presupposes that the motivation of actors can be understood purely through the lens of survival in a limited resources zero-sum domain. At face level, this sounds rational and economic, but it should be understood that in microeconomics, even though...

12.02.2021

Opening remarks at the Dialogue for the Future Forum

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at the Dialogue for the Future Forum, Moscow, December 25, 2020 Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at the Dialogue for the Future Forum, Moscow, December 25, 2020 Good afternoon, This year, your research and education programme marks its 10 th anniversary. This year also marks the 75 th anniversary of victory in WWII and the 75 th anniversary of the UN. These symbolic dates suggest that we take a closer look at international events...

26.12.2020

Russia-US Relations: Total Containment and Selective Dialogue

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov’s interview with the Interfax news agency, December 23, 2020 Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov’s interview with the Interfax news agency, December 23, 2020 Question: The change in US administrations is again taking place against the background of poor Russian-US relations. More restrictions were introduced at the last moment. That said, the future US administration is already threatening us with cyber-strikes, and accusing us of cyberattacks against vital...

26.12.2020

Russia’s Foreign Policy in 2021: Fourteen Practical Tasks

We may assume that if at least half of these tasks are fulfilled, then the next 12 months can be rightfully deemed a success for Russia’s foreign policy You don’t need to be a prophet to predict that the coming year will be a hard one for every country in the world. It probably won’t be as dramatic as 2020, but it still will be challenging. Experts are already trying to outdo each other with the lists of the numerous dangers and challenges that humanity as a whole and individual states, in particular...

21.12.2020

Remarks at the General Meeting of the Russian International Affairs Council

We continue working despite the coronavirus restrictions Esteemed Mr Ivanov, Esteemed colleagues, We continue working despite the coronavirus restrictions. The international agenda has been packed with crises and conflicts. As if this was not enough, COVID-19 appeared and has done tangible damage to the global economy. State borders are still closed or subject to different restrictions. Human contact has been disrupted in all spheres without exceptions. It is only possible to counter this virus...

10.12.2020

Andrey Kortunov Addresses Foreign Diplomats at the Residence of the Ambassador of Denmark

On November 26, 2020, the residence of the Danish Ambassador to Russia hosted a meeting for the Ambassadors of Estonia, Canada, India, and Singapore on the results of Russian foreign policy in 2020, as well as international challenges and opportunities for Moscow on the threshold of 2021 On November 26, 2020, the residence of the Danish Ambassador to Russia hosted a meeting for the Ambassadors of Estonia, Canada, India, and Singapore on the results of Russian foreign policy in 2020, as well as...

27.11.2020

Meeting with Managers and Experts from JP Morgan Analytical Departments

On November 24, 2020, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had an online meeting with managers and experts from analytical departments of JP Morgan international financial services firm. On November 24, 2020, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had an online meeting with managers and experts from analytical departments of JP Morgan international financial services firm. The meeting focused on the political and economic risks arising in Russia in the context of the presidential elections...

25.11.2020

Round Table Discussion on Russian Foreign Policy at the Start of New Decade

On July 2, 2020, the Journal of International Analytics, MGIMO MFA, held a round table discussion focusing on Russia’s foreign policy at the start of a new decade. On July 2, 2020, the Journal of International Analytics, MGIMO MFA, held a round table discussion focusing on Russia’s foreign policy at the start of a new decade. The following issues were discussed from the point of view of Russia’s national interests: international competition, cooperation, confrontation, and strategic stability....

03.07.2020

Remarks and answers to media questions during the 56th Munich Security Conference

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions during the 56th Munich Security Conference, Global Disorder – Other Opportunities for a New Agenda, Munich, February 15, 2020. Ladies and gentlemen, This year marks the 75 th anniversary of Victory in WWII. Sadly, there are attempts to brazenly distort history and to equate the liberators of Europe with Nazi murderers. These attempts will remain on the conscience of those behind them. No one and nothing can belittle the decisive...

17.02.2020

War & Peace: Russia in 2020

2019 was a good year for Russia. 2019 was a good year for Russia. The country rejoined the Council of Europe, the first case of sanctions being lightened since 2014. It confirmed the country’s commitment to the Paris climate agreement. It welcomed close to fifty African leaders to the inaugural Russia-Africa summit in Sochi. Moscow even made progress with Kyiv, although less as a result of Russian diplomacy than the efforts of Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy. Andrey Kortunov, Director General of...

02.01.2020
 

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  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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