Abstract of journal number 8, August, 2012

11:40 27.08.2012


G. Karasin, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Russian Foreign Affairs
The "Occupation" of Abkhazia and South Ossetia:
Myths and Reality
Four years ago, on the night of 7 to 8 August 2008, the Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili treacherously violated the promise of a ceasefire, and ordered the attack on the peaceful city of Tskhinvali.
A. Pritsepov and S. Petrovich. The beginning of the Russian Chairmanship of the Council of the Baltic Sea States
On 1st July of this year, Russia officially took over as chairman of the Council of the Baltic Sea. Coincidentally, this year the council celebrates its 20th anniversary.
U. Belobrov. China and missile defense.
U.S. missile defense is a much more serious problem for
China's national security than for Russia, as the Chinese nuclear missile potential is much less than Russia`s and is much weaker and less survivable.

D. Malysheva. Gulf monarchies and the "Arab Spring"
Different external forces tried to "Ride" the protest wave of the "Arab Spring", to use anti-government demonstrations to their own advantage. Among them were the monarchies of the Persian Gulf.
G. Sidorova. Kinshasa: towards stability in the Central African region.
Democratic Republic of Congo due to its geostrategic position is considered by the International Community as a key country in the continent.
A. Klenov. Russia - U.S.: "Software" updates.
The impetus behind the term "reboot" is the desire to know the position of Barack Obama in relation to Russia on foreign threats and challenges.
I. Yurgens. The future of the "European choice."
The European direction of Russia's foreign policy - one of the busiest, most challenging and most promising.
A. Fomenko. Our prospects on the Eurasian foreign policy path.
Russia as a geographical reality is strictly speaking, part of Eastern Europe and Northern Asia.
Column of the Chief Editor
A. Organisan. Pussy Riot and post-culture.
In recent days, to the fashionable word "postmodern" was added another fad word - "punk prayer," at least with respect to the Russian reality. They are, however, united by a concept that is best defined by the word "post-culture."
K. Gevorgyan. "Unilateral sanctions" and International Law.
The published material is the result of the discussion of the topic of unilateral sanctions in the international legal counsel at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
E. Voronin. The problem of the legitimacy of military intervention. The Libyan casus belli for
NATO military intervention in Libya, as well as similar actions, compromise the principles and norms of modern international law, particularly the principle of state sovereignty, has not received adequate legal assessment.

U. Shafranik. Today it is not sufficient to have oil reserves, it is necessary to have advanced technology for its production
The price of oil depends on a combination of several factors, not only the
economy, but also on politics and advances in technology.
B. Zaritsky. European debt crisis: a view from Germany.
According to recent polls, nearly 60% of German citizens are confident that within the next year their financial situation will improve and they will keep their jobs.
E. Trofimov. Closer to Europe through social programs.
Russia had and has extensive experience of social programs, including in the field of recreation. It is important that our programs are correlated with the relevant European social programs.
O. Puzanova. Public Television: The Japanese Experience and Russia.

A special urgency to the debate on public television has recently been triggered in Russia. Particularly since in 2012, the country signed a decree on the establishment of public television, and in July Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed the CEO and approved the Board on public television.
S. Kadyrova. The world in miniature, or around the world in one day.
Kaluga land on "Ethnomir" park, where in a few hours you can take a trip around the world.
G. Povolotsky. The Middle East: "spring" on a third world scale
Yu. Raykov. The Korean Peninsula after the Cold War
E. Shashkina. Perception of the war by a new generation
S. Filatov. "We must learn to live in harmony with ourselves."

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