Abstract of the journal № 12, December, 2012

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Berlin - 2012
Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister

Greetings to the participants of the II International Conference "Russia and Europe: current problems of modern international journalism"

M. Seslavinsky, head of the Russian Agency for Press and Mass Communications

Greetings to the participants of the II International Conference "Russia and Europe: current problems of modern international journalism"

V. Grinin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Germany

Improving Russia's image abroad ...
Europe and Russia: Images created by the media. Debate

V. Lukov, Ambassador at Large

Leadership for growth of the global economy. At the beginning of the Russian Presidency in the "Group of Twenty"

On December 1st, 2012 Russia became President of the "Group of Twenty" - one of the most influential informal associations of states active in the international arena. Together, the share of the members of the "Twenty" is about 90% of global GDP and 80% of world trade.
Sergei Kislyak, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to the United States.

Russia - USA: difficulties and misunderstood cooperation. If I was a journalist

The passing year for US-Russian relations was not easy. It was very active politically in both the Russian Federation and the United States. In both countries, elections were held. One might assume that in these conditions, anti-Russian sentiment would be stirred up in the U.S. It happened.
E. Panteleev. Foreign policy and innovation in diplomacy

In formulating the views of our country to global issues in previous years and the methods for solving them, one of the priorities was the information dimension of foreign policy.
Chief Editor’s Column

A. Organesyan. The revolution, which didn’t happen

Yes, even worse, the events of December 2011, which declared themselves almost a national triumph in the birth of a civil society, were not taken to heart by Russians.  It is true, during "boring times" history likes to repeat itself as farce.


V. Davidov
. Brazil - a country of the present and the future

The potential of Brazil has been ranked highly for a long time. Let us recall Stefan Zweig. Before World War II, he migrated to Brazil. He was impressed by the country's resources and foresaw its intensive development. His latest book he called "Brazil - a land for the future."

E. Ananeva. "Brandish the Thatcher handbag, but avoid isolation"

On 22-23rd November 2012 a summit on the EU budget was held, even though the threat Britain's veto sparked speculation about the futility of the summit, and therefore its cancellation. This time the discussion concerned the seven-year EU budget for the period of 2014-2020, the multi-year fiscal plan (FIP), and it failed to reach agreement for the first time.

N. Piskunova. The development of the phenomenon of ethnic democracy

To assess the role of South Africa as a modern player on the international stage, the greatest challenge is the consideration of the political situation in South Africa with a focus on the phenomenon of ethnic democracy.

I. Antonov. China: The fifth generation of power

The 18th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was held from 8-15th of November, during which a process of changing a generation of leaders was begun.

S. Buzenkov. Get healthy! About the MFA health center

Despite the ever-changing rules in the field of Russian health care, the medicine department of the MFA has managed to survive. And move on. The question is how?

T. Romanova. Another look at the crisis in the euro zone

The current crisis of economic and monetary union (EMU) traditionally qualifies as an illustration of the negative view of the Euro zone countries to achieve such a high degree of integration. Legal system.

V. Lihachev. The Constitution of Turkmenistan and International law

This year, the Constitution of Turkmenistan celebrates its 20th anniversary, as a fundamental regulator of the sovereign state’s domestic and foreign policy.
R. Shepenko. International tax law: moving towards transparency

States and territories are wary of the exchange of information for tax purposes, despite the fact that such an exchange has long been a recognized tool for combating international tax evasion.



Y. Sayamov. The UNESCO Chairs in addressing the challenges of the modern world.

The history of the UNESCO Chairs began in 1991, when the 26th session of the UNESCO General Conference of UNESCO, called for the development of inter-university cooperation in key areas of the organization, and in the next year, 1992 it established UNITWIN for this purpose.

O. Zyablova. Recognition of foreign qualifications - the first step to professional integration

The struggle for economic leadership and survival in a competitive environment is forcing European governments to take the most active steps to attract for work the best minds from different countries around the world.

A. Shkurko. The War of 1812: falsification impossible

The director of the State Historical Museum discusses new exhibitions devoted to the war of 1812.
S. Sinaysky. Military cooperation between the USSR and Egypt: a retrospective

After many years of close and fruitful cooperation between the USSR and Egypt in various fields, the apogee of which were in the 1950’s-70’s of the 20th century, could be the basis for further development in the 21st century.

M. Granovskaya. From Hansa to "Mercedes"
A. Yurev. Exchanging my freedom for security and prosperity

Index of articles and materials for the year 2012

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