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Abstract of the journal number 2, February, 2012

12:58 05.02.2012 •

Gold Collection

Russia and Algeria: a history of mutual trust


A visit to Moscow at the invitation of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is a good omen for strengthening the historically friendly relations between our two countries and it opens the way to the exceptional level of cooperation needed for a strategic partnership, based on the Declaration, signed in 2001 in Moscow.

Latin America requires a special approach

C. Ryabkov

Russia is returning to Latin America. This is due to the overall strengthening of the Russian position on an international level, with a slight increase in our potential, including in foreign trade, and not just political. This is due to the fact that a deliberate policy has been conducted to strengthen partnerships with all countries that show an interest.

Russia - OSCE

A. Azimov

The OSCE continues to be at a crossroads and is losing its relevance. Last year was no exception: the results of the ministerial meeting in Vilnius in December 2011, only confirmed that as the critical mass of activity in the organization increases real progress towards the fulfillment of the Astana OSCE Summit in 2010, and the task of forming a "secure community” have failed to be achieved.

APEC Summit 2012: Russia`s Pacific Horizons

G. Ivashentsov

The center of world economic and political life has shifted to the Asia-Pacific region. In APEC, the main economic forum in the region, are the most powerful economies in the world - American, Chinese, Japanese, and nearly half the members of the "G- Twenty", which account for most of world production, including high-tech.

The BRICS countries: strengthening cooperation

Li Xin

The BRICS countries with their high liquidity, profitable economies, and high degree of financial security are able to absorb the world's global flows of capital, thereby creating a special geo influential force which, in gradually expanding the scope and intensity of their impact on the global economy, provides opportunities for development in all other countries.
Chief Editor`s Column

"The Rape of Europe," or Jupiter becomes a Bull

A. Oganesyan

We are witnessing the "rape of Europe" before our eyes. What was the European dream for many generations of European politicians is disappearing, and what politicians they were! Its ideological foundation after the war was laid by Robert Schuman, Jean Monnet, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, Konrad Adenauer, Paul-Henri Spaak and others. In 1962, Harold Macmillan, addressing the Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth, spoke of the deep disappointment of those present that now the main task in Britain was European integration.


Neo-totalitarianism or Boring mistakes of the century

A. Bystritsky, D. Shusharin

The background to the economic crisis and confusion that prevails in the world is a profound social and political crisis. Its manifestations are simple and clear: the fall of the intellectual level of the ruling elite, the disruption of civil society, and the erosion of the values on which it is based. The drama, however, applies to all other societies. There is no doubt that the "Arab Spring" symbolized the crisis in the traditional Arab-Muslim world.

Determinants of contemporary Russian Arctic strategy

L. Voronkov

Over the last decade, the situation in the Arctic has changed dramatically. For a long time it remained little known, poorly managed and harshly remote, a situation which is not very interesting to the international community of countries. The Arctic would take on either a common heritage of mankind, or be subject to international control, its control being defined by international conference.

Nuclear non-proliferation culture - a new resource of public diplomacy for Russia

A. Zulharneev, V. Murogov

In Resolution 55/33 on general and complete disarmament, the UN Secretary-General   sought to establish a group of experts and prepare a study on education in the field of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. In 2002, a report was presented and adopted at the 57th session of the UN General Assembly. The UN decision was taken to initiate a culture of non-proliferation.

 Russian diplomacy and the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement

C. Chernyavsky

It is the shared responsibility and the primary task of the regional states (including Russia), to put the situation in the Caucasus under tight joint control and to extinguish the conflict in order to overcome their consequences. Because the way to the well-being of the peoples is through the development and deepening of cooperation, integration and use of the accumulated experience of shared political, economic, scientific and technical relations, and the common culture and history of Russia and the Caucasus states.

The world around us

The Accounting Chamber checked Russian-Vietnamese offshore oil production in the South China Sea and in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Russia and Europe - can there be a breakthrough in the relationship?

A. Kuzmitsky

SAI Russia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam have completed joint inspection of two Russian-Vietnamese companies for exploration and production of oil "Vietsovpetro" and OOO "JV" “Rusvietpetro. “Test results were reviewed on December 5, 2011 at the joint meeting of the delegations of the Russian Accounting Chamber and Gosaudita in Hanoi Vietnam, where a joint report on control measures was signed.

Afghanistan on the threshold of change

M. Konarovsky

A couple of months ago in Bonn, a large-scale international conference on Afghanistan was held under the slogan "From a time of Transition to Transformation." It was attended by senior representatives of about 100 nations and international organizations representing the whole range of the world community. The meeting was called to take stock of a decade of life in Kabul after the fall of the Taliban regime.

Libya without Gaddafi

U. Zinin

In October 2011, supreme power in Libya passed into the hands of the National Transitional Council (NTC), which announced the release of the country from the dictatorship of Gaddafi. With his elimination the authoritarian model, which he called the Jamahiriya, meaning government by the people, lost its head. The socio-political system which was built under the leader provided for the control and development of a huge country with a small population and a large influence from tribal factors, as a single state for 42 years.
Milestones in history


Sahara: the first people and the first paintings


To date, 30 thousand images have been found in the Sahara, only of river animals such as crocodiles and hippos, half of them in the Tassili n Ager. This plateau, which is the largest in the Great Desert, is an "open air museum", covering an area of 72 thousand square kilometers.

The road home. On the return from the Czech Republic of the I. Kramskoy painting "Portrait of a peasant"

V. Sibilev

 A famous piece from I. Kramskoy`s brush was among the lost cultural treasures. In the postwar period, it again "popped" up in the early 1950s, in the Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czechoslovakia, which bought the painting under the name "Head of a Man," from a private person.

 Of the International Scientific Conference "The First World War and the Balkan knot"

On December 6-7, 2011, in Belgrade, a conference was held, organized by the "Russian World" fund together with the Serbian Institute of Modern History and with the assistance and participation of the Russian Embassy in Serbia.

 Christian Democracy in France

M. Arzakanyan

In late 2011, a book saw the light in Kazan by Dmitry Shmelev "Christian democracy in postwar France: the People's Republican Movement (1944-1967)." The author of this work, a young historian, studied the Centrist political movements of modern France for fifteen years, and has released several monographs on the subject.

Military diplomacy as history and art

A. Frolov

The publication of this large volume on the history of military diplomacy deserves the attention of those who are interested in strategy, military history, and the development of the art of war, diplomacy, and international relations as a whole. For the activities of any foreign mission, or any law abiding persons abroad is to assess the current state of its Nation, its military and economic potential, and capacity to project military power.

20 years of the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies. An analytical Center, a publishing house, and even a film studio

L. Reshetnikov

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