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Abstract of the journal № 4, April, 2013

16:13 08.07.2013 •


I. Morgulov, Deputy Minister of Russian Foreign Affairs

Russia - Pakistan: prospects for cooperation

On the 65th anniversary of bilateral relations

Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on May 1st, 1948 as a result of the agreement reached in New York between the then Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko and the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Zafarullah Khan. Soon after that in Moscow and Karachi, the embassies of Pakistan and the Soviet Union began operations.

Y. Grabar. "Economization" of British foreign policy: why a diplomat must also become a sales agent

The rapidly changing realities of the modern world provide new opportunities to the United Kingdom to achieve its 'major goal‘, at the same time identifying previously unfamiliar challenges.

V. Zanina. The Crete "triangle". Dedicated to the 185th anniversary of the establishment of Russian-Greek diplomatic relations

In 2013, Russia and Greece celebrate a memorable date - the 185th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Russia's contribution to the struggle for independence and the formation of the young Greek state is remembered and honored in Greece.



V. Filippov. The war in Mali: under the shadow of the Elysee Palace

France's military operation in Mali has for a time brought the suffering of this poor African country to the attention of Europeans in the form of articles on "Euronews", in which French soldiers were greeted on the liberated streets of small towns in the Sahel by black Malians with French flags in their hands. In reality, it's not that simple.

Y. Belobrov. The transformation of China's policy on disarmament

China puts the principles of deterrence and prevention of military conflicts as the main priorities of its defense strategy. On this basis, Beijing declares that its military policy is purely defensive. It involves the construction of nuclear deterrence forces of limited combat strength, capable of creating the threat of unacceptable damage on a possible enemy force, causing them to refrain from using nuclear weapons against China.

A. Sizonenko. Russian-Latin American relations: origins and traditions

Relations between Russia and the countries of Latin America are experiencing a clear renaissance:  their political contacts are actively expanding, ranging from meetings and negotiations at the highest level, increasing turnover and its range in the economy of the region, where Russian investment is growing and cultural and scientific relations are strengthening. And this sounds particularly significant in the background of recent times, when in the 1990s, Latin America moved into the shadows of the then Russian foreign policy.



A. Kokoshin, V. Esin, L. Zeleni. On the near earth orbit threat to the Earth and measures to neutralize this threat

The explosion of a large meteorite in the sky over the Chelyabinsk region on 15th February 2013 once again demonstrated the presence of a real asteroid and comet threat to our planet.

S. Kurits, V. Vorobev. The framework of public administration

The system model of Public Administration and Constitutional Law has commonality with the Constitution of the State. Natural and human management principles are enshrined in constitutional rights, containing the same set of legal rules that define the character of the higher organs of the state, the order of their formation and functioning, their mutual relations and competence, as well as the fundamental position of the individual in relation to the government.


Editor in chief’s column

A. Oganesyan: The Eurozone cannot be saved, it must be scrapped

We can already hear the opinion that the Eurozone must shrink to a narrow circle of European countries: Germany, France, the Benelux countries and Austria. If anyone thought that the Eurozone could be reduced to a walking universal banknote and that Europe could ignore its inherent diversities and identities, then this illusion is now shattered before our eyes.


V. Belov. Russian-German relations in the context of the elections to the Bundestag

2013 makes us pay special attention to the condition and prospects for the whole complex of relations between Russia and Germany, as on 22nd September parliamentary elections will be held in Germany, which will open another four-year period of our cooperation. Of course, such a division is formally linked with a possible change of government in Germany.

T. Igumnova. Germany and Russia - building the future together

In July 2011, within the framework of the German-Russian intergovernmental consultations in Hanover, a statement of intent was signed in this crossroads year for Germany in Russia and Russia in Germany, from June 2012 to June 2013.German-Russian cultural relations have a long and rich history. In the late 1980’s of the XX century, a network of cultural exchanges was formed at all levels between the federal states of Germany and the regions of Russia, between the two countries, universities, libraries, archives and museums.

I. Kravchenko. On the road to a historic reconciliation

Each year Russia and Germany continue to confirm their readiness to practice an understanding of the "white stains" of modern history, including consideration of the problems that inevitably arise in the perception of the public, especially in the framework of the dialogue between scientists and researchers. Historical and archival cooperation plays a key role in this process, in a mutual search for the historical truth based on facts.



K. Dolgov. Logos and truth in Islam

Islam as a world religion has absorbed not only Judaism as a religion of law and Christianity as a religion of grace and love, but somehow integrates it into something whole, with the notion of God as merciful and compassionate. Moreover, Islam does not only unite the religion of law and grace, but it was formed as a political and state religion under specific historical influences, as a religion of supreme law and as a religion of universal love.

V. Zlobina. Media Forum in Grozny

In the capital of Chechnya an open dialogue and exchange of views took place between representatives of the media, community experts and the leadership of the Chechen Republic.



S. Bazdnikin, E. Panteleev. Chernomyrdin

On April 9th, the former head of "Gazprom", Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, and Russian Ambassador to Ukraine for many years, Viktor Chernomyrdin would have celebrated his 75th birthday. If he would be alive and well, his jubilee would have been rung from the roof tops, a happy Kazakh party moving from capital to capital flying from the former republics of the USSR then onto Europe, then across the ocean to many of his friends, senior and common.

E. Beloglazov. Chernomyrdin’s time

One day in May 2001, we drove by car with Viktor Chernomyrdin (at the time he was a deputy of the State Duma, and I was his assistant), when the phone rang. From the tone of Chernomyrdin’s conversation it was clear that the call was very important. Viktor Stepanovich went to the Kremlin. And on the same day it was reported that President Vladimir Putin had offered him the appointment of ambassador to the Ukraine and special envoy of the President of Russia.



E. Pyadysheva. The history of the "era of change." No comments

A. Maksakov. "To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield"

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