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Annotation of magazine number 11, November, 2020

14:18 26.11.2020 •


Statement by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia and the President of the Russian Federation

Keywords: Statement of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia and the President of the Russian Federation


CSTO: strategic development guidelines

On October 7, 2020, the day when the documents that laid the foundation of the CSTO - its Charter and the Agreement on Legal Status - were signed 18 years ago, a round table meeting on the theme "CSTO: Strategic Development guidelines" was held in the Mansion of the Russian Foreign Ministry as part of the Russian chairmanship of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, dedicated to the Day of the Organization's formation.

Keywords: CSTO Collective Security Strategy until 2025, coordination of efforts, peacekeeping mission


Oleg Shamanov

Kyoto-2: the "lame duck" of Western European climate diplomacy

On December 31, 2020, the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) enters into force. This document extends the validity period of the Kyoto Protocol for 2013-2020 (hence its unofficial name - "Kyoto-2") and contains a whole set of amendments to the Kyoto regime, including updated quantitative indicators for reducing greenhouse gas emissions for a group of developed countries.

Keywords: UNFCCC, Kyoto-2, global climate change

Artem Bobrov

Visegrad Group - European berth of Ukrainian hope

In 2021, it will be 30 years since the signing of the Declaration on Cooperation of the Czechoslovak Federal Republic, the Republic of Poland and the Republic of Hungary, which laid the foundation for the creation of the Visegrad Group, which during its existence has been able to survive both significant ups and no less significant downs, divergence and unity of political views.

Keywords: Visegrad Group, internal Ukrainian crisis, Eastern Partnership, European integration, Central Europe

Alexey Klimov

BRICS: pluralism of business cultures

Since January 1, 2020, the BRICS chairmanship has passed to Russia. The motto of the Russian presidency is "BRICS Partnership in the interests of global stability, common security and innovative growth". At the same time, for effective interaction, the BRICS countries need to build a dialogue of business cultures that have significant differences, as well as prevent possible conflicts due to misunderstandings.

Keywords: BRICS countries, NBR, cross-cultural management, the problem of corruption in the BRICS countries


Oleg Karpovich, Nikita Tretyakov

The conflict of meanings, or the Crisis of the US electoral system

The results of the US presidential election in 2020 represent the exact opposite of the outcome that was hoped for both in the United States and abroad. Instead of giving clarity to the future of America, its people and its politics, the November 3 elections actually plunged the "land of the free" into a chaos of existential uncertainty, deprived Americans of confidence in the future and inflamed the hostility of opposing political forces to the limit.

Keywords: USA, electoral system, US Congress, elections, electors, mass media, social networks


Alexander Nadezhdin

About the current migration situation in the European Union On the example of Germany

In European countries, there are concerns about the possibility of a repeat in the near future of the migration crisis of 2015-2016. Doubts about the readiness of the European Union to resist a new wave of refugees from crisis regions and to ensure the protection of the external borders of the integration association are confirmed by statistical data.

Keywords: migration crisis, camps in Greece, minor refugees, radicalization of society, coronavirus infection, labor market

Andrey Manoilo, Konstantin Strigunov

Operation Gideon: the success of the Venezuelan or American intelligence services?

On May 3, 2020, an American sabotage and terrorist group attempted to overthrow the head of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. However, the preparation of the coup d'etat and the level of its execution were below any criticism. The operation failed: the terrorists were met and eliminated by the efforts of the Venezuelan military, special services and civilian forces.

Keywords: Venezuela, Operation Gideon, N.Maduro


Tete Antoniu

Angola and Russia: 45 years of friendship and cooperation

Political and diplomatic relations between Angola and Russia are commensurate with the political age of our state - they were officially established in 1975, when it gained its independence, putting an end to almost five centuries of Portuguese colonial rule.

Keywords: cooperation, political diplomatic relations, Republic of Angola, Russian Federation


Elena Guskova

The Truth and Lies about Srebrenica

A quarter of a century ago, during the collapse of Yugoslavia, events took place that were called the "Srebrenica massacre". What really happened? Is this the right name?

Keywords: Serbs, Croats, Muslims, General Mladic, memorial, Hague Tribunal


Marina Kravchenko

To Russia with love

The social, humanitarian and, to a large extent, diplomatic activities of Winston Churchill's wife, Clementine, are inextricably linked with the Soviet Union and its struggle against German fascism. Active and selfless work to support our country during the difficult war years allowed us to fully reveal to the whole world not only the firm business acumen, outstanding organizational and leadership abilities, but also the personal qualities of this wonderful woman of the highest standard.

Keywords: Clementine Churchill, Russian Relief Fund, diplomacy, mercy


Vladimir Sergeev


In the forest near the city of Izyaslav, two unrecognized heroes of that terrible war who did not have time to perform high-profile feats lie in the ground. A Ukrainian and a Jew. Eternal memory to you guys!

Keywords: war, feat, heroes, camaraderie, patriotism


Oleg Ozerov

Karim Khakimov is a pioneer of Soviet diplomacy in the Middle East On the 130th anniversary of his birth

On November 28, 2020, we celebrate the 130th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Soviet diplomat Karim Abdraufovich Khakimov, who played a significant and until now, it seems, underestimated role in the formation of Soviet diplomacy in the Middle East.

Keywords: K.Khakimov, diplomat, "Arab five", Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Hajj


Igor Sechin: "Only renewable energy will not be able to meet the growing demand"

The global economy is going through an unprecedented period of turbulence and uncertainty. By the end of this year, the global economy is expected to decline, and the prospects for 2021 are determined by the success of the fight against the pandemic. According to available estimates, the recovery of the global economy and oil demand may begin as early as 2021.

Keywords: Rosneft Portfolio, global economic recovery

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