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.
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
“European Dialogue” presents a digest of the most substantial surveys and texts on Europe and Russia. In June digest we
- analyse debates in the wake of EU migration summit
- talk about recent sociological surveys on common European identity
- analyse experts' recommendations on renewing EU and Russia’s policy towards buffer or "common neighbourhood” states
- watch Russia change a pro-European vector for an anti-European one within just 25 years
- review opinions on issues existing both inside Europe and between EU and Russia among young Russian researches
In June 18-19, 2018 “European Dialogue” expert group and Konrad Adenauer Foundation organised a joint conference themed “Is Russia a European Country?”, where experts discussed civilisational options available to Russia and values of its people.