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Russia and Ukraine. Four scenarios of the future

As once again became clear from the recent events in the Kerch Strait and their aftermath, relations between Russia and Ukraine are changing from bad to worse. So what can these changes possibly result in?

The most important thing is not end up starting a world war

On Friday, November 23rd, Blagosphere centre hosted an open interview between Eugene Gontmakher, member of the European Dialogue Expert Group and Alexander Auzan, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Moscow State University. This is the second talk in a series of open interviews under From the European Point of View project, which is organised by the European Dialogue Expert Group with support from Konrad Adenauer Foundation Russia. The Snob magazine published an edited transcript of the interview

Eugene Gontmakher: Russia stands to make a civilisational choice

The European Dialogue expert group together with Blagosfera centre and supported by Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Germany, kicks off series of public talks called “From the European Point of View”. The Snob magazine provides information coverage to the event and during the first talk Eugene Gontmakher, Professor, Higher School of Economics, and a member of the European Dialogue expert group looks into the significance of “Russia belongs in Europe” narrative in the context of defining Russian national idea

Will Russia ever be back in Europe?

Will Russia be back in Europe in foreseeable future? We do not mean it in geographical sense of this word, since geographically Russia has always been, is and, most probably, will remain a European country. We look at it in terms of reaccepting EU values and institutions by Russia, and Russia getting back on the track of integration with the European West , which Moscow defiantly left several years ago, metaphorically slamming the door behind itself by taking action in Crimea and Donbas. This matter has more applied rather than academic significance as depending on the estimate of how likely Russia is to reunite with Europe both Moscow and Brussels may opt for a variety of rational short-term strategies

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