Annotation of magazine number 1, January 2016

15:08 27.01.2016


Razov S. Russian and Italian relations on the background of euro-Atlantic winter

Russian and Italian interests coincide in general. To this you may add centuries-old traditions of friendly relations and cooperation, common Christian roots and key civilization values. Besides, our Italian partners clearly realize that any substantial issue of contemporary international life can’t be solved without Russia.

Torkunov А. Russian and Japanese relations in the scope of parallel history

In 2012 it was created a Commission for complicated issues in the history of Russian an Japanese relations. One of the results of its activity was publishing of the book titled “Russian and Japanese relations in the scope of parallel history”. The principle of “parallel history” suggests that the same events are expounded firstly by one and the by the other party.

Khalevinsky I. “In the fields” of the Association of Russian Diplomats in 2015

The Association of Russian diplomats going forward at a steady gait due to its growing  public recognition in the last year was fully involved in a  process with the purpose to explain Russian foreign policy and diplomatic activity of the Foreign Ministry of Russia contributing for widening of public support of foreign-policy line of our country. Key words: Association of Russian Diplomats, report of 2015.


BulatovY. Finland and imperial policy of the  House of Romanov

The origin of the Finnish theme in the czarist policy was inseparably linked with a new alignment of forces in the Baltic Region due to the results of the Great Northern War. According to the Treayt of Nystad the state border between Russia and Sweden had been marked in the of Grand Duchy of Finland. It was exactly this time when the Finnish question turned  an inalienable and an integral part of the czarist policy.

Kelin А. A look into the past and security of the today’s world structure

Many people in the West perceived the end of the block opposition after the Cold War as triumph of the Western pattern, but not as a foundation for an open and inclusive system of the world structure. Politicians continued considering the marking lines in Europe useful and tried to move them for their advantage.

Yakunin V. Yalta - Potsdam – Helsinki Хельсинки – lessons from the history on the political agenda of today.

Any change of the paradigm for the world structure was always accompanied with value inversions, with breaking of the philosophical discrimination between good and bad. There were at least five systems of the world structure forming during the last two centuries in the result of bloody wars. They grew in scope increasing the hecatombs of human sacrifice.

the editor’s in chief column

Oganessyan А. “Point caliphate” in Europe

Copying of the “melting pot” in its American version costs to Europe dearly. It is evident today that Europe, even being a part of the Western World, has its originality showing itself through a special energy of attracting or repelling some cultures and civilizations. Nevertheless “confusion and hesitation” within higher level of power in Europe concerning the problems of migration is a serious threat to unity of the European Union.  


Special features of the contemporary integration process in the post post-Soviet space

On the 19-23 of October 2015 the magazine “International Affairs” with the support from the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation had a yearly international conference held in Yalta (Republic of the Crimea).

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