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In August 1939, the Soviet troops, led by the then unknown Commander Georgy Zhukov, inflicted a crushing defeat on forces of the Kwantung Army of Japan in the Mongolian steppes during the Battle of the Khalkhin Gol River, thereby changing the direction of Japanese expansionism towards Pearl Harbor and the Asian colonies in Europe. The Battles of Khalkhin Gol, which began two years before the fascist invasion of  the USSR, is rightly seen as one of the forerunners of the Soviet military successes in Europe during World War II. Having suffered a serious setback, militaristic Japan lost all hope of capturing Siberia and the Far East over a short-term perspective and focused on the Asia-Pacific theater of operations.
At present, it makes no sense for anyone to discard membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the US’ exit from it will not become fatal, -said the Russian Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin commenting on a statement made by US President Donald Trump to the effect that Washington could leave the WTO.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 21-08-2019, 12:33
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​Does our history only appear overheated, while it 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?Theory loves to teach us that extensive debates on what kind of economic system is most conductive to human wellbeing is what consumed most of our civilizational vertical. However, our history has a different say: It seems that the manipulation of the global political economy – far more than the introduction of ideologies – is the dominant and arguably more durable way that human elites usually conspired to build or break civilizations, as planned projects. Somewhere down the process, it deceived us, becoming the self-entrapment. How?​
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 19-08-2019, 16:25
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On July 31, the US Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee cut interest rates – the first such move in 11 years. During the past 18 months, President Donald Trump has regularly criticized the country’s central bank for refusing to lower interest rates, calling the Fed’s policy the main reason for America’s current economic slowdown. Trump’s critics, in their turn, accuse him of trying to manipulate the Federal Reserve’s policy in a bid to secure the best conditions for his re-election 2020 re-election campaign. How can the state of the country’s economy and finances influence the choice the American voters will make next year?
The International Theater Festival "Art Workshop" will be held in Finland from August 16 to 18. The one-man performance of actor Andrei Emelyanov based on the novel “The Reserve” by Sergei Dovlatov and the street performance of the Mongolfieri circus theater from St. Petersburg will represent Russia at the International Theater Festival. According to the website of Union of Russian Theaters Abroad, four countries will take part in the Festival of Russian-language theaters.
 According to Western media, the "struggle for the Arctic" is becoming ever more fierce. Moreover, this confrontation is unfolding much faster than expected. In its recent publication the Swedish Aftonbladet wrote that since “climate change” has made the Arctic “more accessible, countries taking advantage of it to produce more fossil fuels.” Der Spiegel cites American experts as saying that "temperatures [in the Arctic region] are rising twice as fast compared to average statistics", while permafrost melting in some regions began "70 years earlier" than predicted.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 16-08-2019, 00:13
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On August 12, Turkmenistan played host to the 1st Caspian Economic Forum, which was held in the Avaza National Tourist Zone. The events that took place in the run-up to the forum included business meetings of representatives of the Caspian countries, an international Caspian exhibition of innovative technologies and the Exhibition “Turkmen Sahrasy-2019”. Initiated by Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the forum was designed to demonstrate the achievements and potential of various sectors of the economy of the Caspian countries and their partners, to share experience on the use of the latest technologies, and to strengthen cooperation.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 15-08-2019, 11:05
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​The Grenadian embassy in Moscow was recently holding a gala event marking the 46th anniversary of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). In September, Russia and Grenada with celebrate 40 years of their diplomatic relations. On September 17, 2002 St. George’s resumed official relations with new Russia. The International Affairs magazine discussed this and other topics with the Ambassador of the Republic of Grenada in Russia, Oleg Firer. Oleg Pavlovich Firer has a very unusual life story. Born in Odessa, in the former Soviet Union in September 18, 1977, he was taken by his parents to the United States in1989, where he received his education and became a successful businessman.​
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 14-08-2019, 11:05
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TOP russian and European media experts and diplomats will discuss the challenges of new political scene and international relations. September 5th Rome (Italy) will host the 8th international conference “Russia and Europe: Topical Issues of Contemporary International Journalism”. The conference is organized by the International Affairs magazine with support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media of the Russian Federation.
At the end of the parade, a few dozen people release yellow balloons into the sky and distribute leaflets saying "The yellow vests are not dead." The police disperse them, quickly and firmly. Moments later, hundreds of "Antifa" anarchists arrive, throw security barriers on the roadway to erect barricades, start fires and smash the storefronts of several shops. The police have a rough time mastering the situation, but early in the evening, after a few hours, they restore the calm.