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Annotation of magazine №4, April, 2017

15:58 07.06.2017 •

Greetings from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Serguei Lavrov, on the occasion of the 95-th anniversary of  the “Foreign Affairs” monthly


FrançoisAsselino. People start feeling a desire to ignore all the reasons and give their votes to someone honest!      

This year Russia and France commemorate the three-hundredth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. A cycle of materials on this topic begins with a conversation withFrançois Asselino, the founder of the People’s Republican Union Party, one of the candidates taking part in the president elections in France.


Danilov D. North Atlantic Alliance: Donald Trump’s burden

The USA President, Donald Trump, calling the NATO an outdated organization demands from his European allies a greater “honest” contribution to the transatlantic alliance and European and Atlantic security including fulfilling the liabilities on growth of military expenditures at least up to 2% of the GDP. –

Gorelik А. Who needs a strong UN General Secretary?

On the 13-th of October, 2016 the UN General Assembly unanimously approved a Portuguese, António Guterres, as a candidate for a position of its General Secretary and that “vote of confidence” looked natural and logical. However a decision like this had been achieved in a rather zigzagging way.

Samoylenco V. ASEN: half a century later     

The ASEAN created in 1967 during its half century existence proved not just its vitality, but managed to transform itself into a nucleus of a broader international cooperation taking up practically all the leading nations of the world.


Luckmanov А., Коvalyovа D. Renovated scenarios of foreign interference and new tasks for  the “anti-terror”

The past year of 2016 has shown ever more strongly and evidently the depth of the crisis of the values cherished by the Western political system headed by the USA and its allies, European and regional as well.   The world has come close to the basic question of international relations – the one of confidence.

Evdotieva М. Western dimension for Russian military and technological cooperation: from crisis to reformatting

The Western policy of sanctions against Russia resulted to practically all the contracts concluded with European and American companies in the domain of defense and dual-purpose technologies had been at first frozen and then cancelled. Imposition of the sanctions affected very seriously the development of Russian defense-industrial sector as well as the systems of military and technological cooperation.

Grebenquina Е. The contemporary diplomacy on the way to a network structure of the world       

Today “the means of mass communication branching throughout the whole world, networks and systems in general facilitate the consolidation of symbolic and social relations” resulting in a mutual influence of local and long distant events, and this is a distinctive feature of the present-day world.


Brilyov S. A fire cruise    

75 years ago, in the toughest war winter of 1941-1942, a Soviet cruiser-icebreaker “Mikoyan” made the first real circumnavigation in the Soviet history - an unparalleled fire world cruise. Since the time when the story of this voyage was partially declassified in 1950-th, it always interested historians and publicists in our country.

Pyskulov Y. Finland: 100 years of independence    

A century-long history of an independent Finland and of its relations with the USSR and Russia could be symbolically divided into four periods: the source of independence (beginning of the XX century – 1917); formally sovereign, but dependent on Germany state (1918-1944); cooperation with the USSR as a guarantee of independence. Easterntrade”. Finnish initiatives (1945-1991); good-neighborliness with Russia, integration into the West (since 1992and up till now).

Multatuli P. Emperor Nicholas II and foreign policy: periods, advancements and results

Even though a century passed since the reign of the Emperor Nicholas II,  his role as an autocrat head of Russian foreign policy wasn’t just ever studied in details by Russian or foreign historiography, but it was simply ignored. Whereas the foreign policy of Russia was always a prerogative of a ruling monarch and this   fully applies to the Emperor Nicholas II too.


Piadysheva Е. Diplomatic Messenger-2016

Kuznechevsky V. Syrian tangle - metastases of the World War One still?        

Surguladze V. Geopolitical forecasting and “hot spots” of self-consciousness: trends of the world development in the eyes of the founder of «Stratfor»         

Kassaev E. Information warfare: pen set equal to a bayonet

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