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Does our history only appear overheated, but is essentially calmly predetermined? Is it directional or conceivable, dialectic and eclectic or cyclical, and therefore cynical? Surely, our history warns. Does it also provide for a hope? Hence, what is in front of us: destiny or future? One of the biggest (nearly schizophrenic) dilemmas of liberalism, ever since David Hume and Adam Smith, was an insight into reality; whether the world is essentially Hobbesian or Kantian.
On March 12, 2019 representatives of the Historical Perspective Foundation and the Russian Historical Society, gathered for a joint conference in Moscow which was titled "The Crimean Triangle: Crimea - Russia - Ukraine 1954 - 2014". The issue of Crimea, its return to be part of Russia and disputes about the significance of this event will for years remain a focal point in internal political and historical discourses as well as in Russia’s dialogue with Ukraine and countries of the West. The implications of the events of 2014 are extremely important for Russia for several reasons.​
  • Category: Infographics |
  • Date: 15-03-2019, 15:47
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The year 2019 witnessed the rout of the Islamic Caliphate - the pseudo-state entity created on the territories of Iraq and Syria by the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a.k.a. the Islamic State or IG, ISIL, Daesh (Arabic), a terrorist group outlawed in the Russian Federation. On March 1, 2019, just three or four years after the Islamic Caliphate terrorized the entire world, Kurdish units of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Syria launched an offensive to flush out 500 jihadist fighters holed up in the city of Baguz, ISIL’s last stronghold in the country.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 15-03-2019, 10:32
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The political situation in Algeria has been aggravating as the number of the participants in protest rallies has amounted to one million and these are now being joined by representatives of the Algerian community in other countries – first of all, in France. Thousands of Algerians opposing the regime of incumbent President Abdelasziz Bouteflika have mounted rallies in a number of French cities while the most numerous demonstrations have been reported in Paris and Marseille.​
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 14-03-2019, 10:15
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The Greater Albania project, which dates back to the 19th century is an idea of the unification of all Albanians into one state. Namely, the Prizren League then demanded the recognition of the national identity of Albanians and the autonomy of Albania within the Ottoman Empire. Today, Albanians live in two countries Albania and Kosovo* and in neighboring countries Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Greece.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 13-03-2019, 12:03
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The 3rd meeting of experienced and progressive specialists independent community is held in Tbilisi – “Club of Experts” of “Energoсontract” Group of Companies. Today, on March 13, 2019, the 3rd “Club of Experts” meeting is held in Georgia. The expert community was initiated a year ago by “Energokontract” Group of Companies - the leading developer and manufacturer in Russia and Europe of personal protective equipment made of modern fire-resistant aramid materials against the most dangerous occupational health and safety risks.
The exhibition “Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and the School of London’’ that opened at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow last week, has all chances to become a serious crowd-puller. For the first time, the Russian public has an opportunity to get acquainted with a unique and very important chapter in the history of modern British art. Despite the worldwide fame of most of the masters, whose names are usually associated with the so-called London School, monographs of Francis Bacon were held in Russia, but only occasionally single works by Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff were exhibited. The current exhibition is to bridge this gap.
On March 1, with all due pomp and circumstance, Poland marked the National Remembrance Day of Cursed Soldiers (Żołnierze wyklęci) with the president, prime-minister and other top officials attending a ceremony commemorating members of the anti-Communist underground that existed between 1946 and 1953. Introduced in 2011, the Remembrance Day exacerbates tensions already existing between Poland and its neighbors and stemming from the controversial image of the "cursed soldiers" painted by official propaganda.

Nearly three years have passed since the Brexit referendum. As the UK’s exit from the EU scheduled for March 29 draws nearer, there have been proposed four scenarios as to what course further developments could follow: ratification of the agreement and an organized withdrawal, exit without agreement, postponement of the withdrawal and of the signing of the agreement, revocation of the signing of the agreement and non-exit from the EU. During the discussion organized by the Russian Council on International Affairs, the experts focused on how these scenarios could affect the UK and the European Union.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 6-03-2019, 12:07
  • Views: 168