European values of modern Russian society: word and deed

At first glance, when it comes to values, Russia may seem very close to Europe. However, the case is far from being that clear. Nickolay Petrov talks at a conference in Berlin about how Europe is seen in Russia from the perspective of space, time, and ideology.

"Ukraine today: the main trends." Issue #4

Ukraine today. The fourth set of materials about recent events in this country has just been published. It describes the extent, to which presidential elections shape the political landscape, and how reforms, which are carried out with various degree of success, form new economy and new system of state governance. Special sections of the report are devoted to the educational system of Ukraine and its decentralization

Russia, Europe and America: the game of identities

At a conference in Berlin Ivan Kurilla talks about mental concept of geography. He believes in a triangle formed by Russia, Europe, and America, in which every structural region perceives the remaining world with a cautious regard to the views of its “neighbours”. If so, then Russia can also be defined as a conglomerate of nations and territories, which for various reasons failed to become part of Europe

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