Журнальный клуб Интелрос » Свободная мысль » №4, 2014
To Defend Russian World. About Some Aspects of the Defence of Russian Compatriots Rights in Contemporary Moldova
The article is devoted to analyze economic, social and cultural problems, which appear as a result of European Union Association Agreement, concluded by the government of the Republic of Moldova in June, 2014. One of the consequences of this act was a tendency to reduce the sphere of Russian language using, especially in the system of education and administration. The author emphasizes, that these steps are in contradiction not only with the national legislation of Moldova, but with the law and values of EU in the same time.
Republic of Moldova, European Union, Association Agreement, situation of Russian language, discrimination, Russian community in Moldova, diasporas, defense of compatriots, Russian world
How to Become European
The final part of the article is devoted to analyze the key period of the Ukrainian state history, from 1917 to our times. The main phases of development of ideology and practice of Ukrainian nationalism are investigated. The author emphasizes, that the triumph of Nationalist ideas inevitably will be concluded by tragedy of Ukrainian peoples.
Russia, West, Europeanization, modernization, radical reforms, elites, historical experience, Latin America, China, Japan
ОБЩЕЕ ДЕЛО, ГОСУДАРСТВО, РЕСПУБЛИКА
Break with Reality. Practical Aftermath of Economical Policy of Medvedev’s Government
The article brings up an issue of the enlarging depressive and recessionary trends in the Russian de-industrialized, exportoriented, low value-added economy. Government actions exacerbates macroeconomic imbalances and distortions, facilitating sprawl recessionary trends in the economy, industry and financial system. Russia risks to undergo from the rank of eternally developing economies to the rank of permanently underdeveloped and uncompetitive economies.
Russia, economy, crisis, recession, industrial decline, ruble, oil, de-industrialization, de-offshorization, currency board, de-offshorization, desintegration, unequal foreign trade exchange, capital outflow, structural liquidity crisis, money deficit
Igor Sundiev, Alexander Smirnov
Media Resources in Extremist and Terrorist Activity Functional analysis
The article is devoted to the problem of Media using in the extremist and terrorist activity. The authors demonstrate that the contemporary Media is a key instrument to transmit deterrent messages from terrorist organizations to the society. The social-psychological mechanism of media influence to the society is described in the aspect of transmit of the information about terrorist acts and extremist activity. The authors emphasize the part of media specially made by terrorist structures as an instrument of direct propaganda.
global problems, terrorist and extremist activity, ideology of terrorism, propaganda, media, al-Qaeda, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Middle East, psychological influence, resistance against terrorism
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ЗА И ПРОТИВ
The 6th Meeting of the Intellectual Club “The Free Though”
How to Stop the Evolution to the War With Nazist Ukraine and to the Second February Revolution in Russia
In the session some prominent Russian experts took part, like M. Delyagin, A. Fursov, P. Alexandrod-Derkachenko, S. Zavorotny, A. Nagorny. They think, that in the situation of the political and economical crisis and the possibity of the political revolt (the “Second February revolution) the country need a generation of the new political leaders. The country has to be govern by the persons, equals to the problems of the dramatic contemporary epoch.
Russia, Ukraine, USA, European Union, the Second Cold War, political crisis, World Economic Crisis, global conflict, Putin, Poroshenko
Wang Shu Tsung, Van Tsing Song
On the Way to Mutually Beneficial Collaboration. Silk Road Economic Belt and Eurasian Economic Union: rivals or partners?
Eurasia now is in the center of world attention. Now the Eurasian Economic Union, initiated by Vladimir Putin, and the Chinese project of the Silk Road Economic Belt are the most important integration projects in the region. Two projects come to be in the same geographic space and fulfil some similar functions; so, they are rivals in some aspects. But in the same time the effective collaboration between China and Russia gives an opportunity to avoid the unnecessary competition. In near future China have to deal actively and step-by-step to put its initiative into practice.
Eurasia, economic integration, Silk Road Economic Belt, Eurasian Economic Union, Russia, China, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Central Asia, perspective spheres of collaboration, world trade
Perspectives of Russian-Japanese Relations Development
In the last years in its relations with Russia Tokio tried to decide the problem of “Northern Territories”; this decision was promoted as a condition of Peace Treaty conclusion. Japan reached no results, but the government of S. Abe could really improve the atmosphere of mutual relations. The Ukrainian crisis of 2014 and Japanese politics of sanctions against Russia made a new cooling of relations between Moscow and Tokio; it can be explained by the fact of direct dependence of Japanese foreign policy from the position of USA. So, the author thinks, that in this situation Russia doesn’t need to conclude a Peace Treaty with Japan. It is enough to conclude a Treaty of Good-Neighborlines and Cooperation, similar with these, which were concluded by Japan with China and Republic of Korea.
Russia, Japan, foreign policy, Kuriles islands, problem of the “Northern Territories”, peace treaty, Ukrainian crisis, D. Medvedev, V. Putin, S. Abe
In the Grip of Emancipation. Invaluable 5raditions and Untraditional Values of European Conservatism
The article is devoted to analyze some specialties of contemporary conservative ideology, connected with so name «permanent values»; first of all the institutions of religion and family are explored. Growths of the level of secularization of society and global changes in the European policy in the last 30 year of the 20th cen. were completed by the fall of the Church political influence and by the rejection of the traditional interpretation of marriage like a union of man and woman. The contemporary conservative ideology adopted this notion. Under the pretence of plural sexuality European states implant unified, sexually indifferent and bureaucratized model of private life regulation.
Europe, conservatism, liberalism, ideology, values, Christianity, secularity, emancipation, unisexual marriage, rights of sexual minorities
Person, Market and State. Evolution of outlook of European Social Democracy
The author analyzes main causes, periods and results of ideological evolution of Social Democracy in contemporary EU. He demonstrates, that by the end of 1990th the ideology of some social-democratic European par-ties (Labor Party in Britain and SPD in Germany first of all) felt a sensible influence of liberal ideas. But the financial and economic crisis of 2000th in-creased the left direction in Western Social Democracy again.
Social Democracy, democratic socialism, Keynesian economics, welfare society, social equity, responsible capitalism, British Labor Party, SPD, G. Schro_der, T. Blair
Perestroika and After. Notes of a Physicist from Leningrad
A physicist from Saint Petersburg, who lives and works in Lisbon now, remembers his life in Leningrad/Saint Petersburg from 1987 to 1998. Private memoirs of a common man are full of sincerity and dramatic nature. The fall of soviet system and the distraction of the USSR are perceived as a personal catastrophe.
perestroika, soviet economic system, soviet science, soviet intelligentsia, distraction of the USSR, crash of soviet economy, criminal situation, Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Sobchak
China in the Second World War
A prominent Russian specialist in Chinese Studies explains the position of China in the United Nation, i.e. a anti-Nazi and anti-Japan coalition in the Second World War. The author analyzes two main figures of anti-Japan resistance — Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong.
China, Second World War, Mao Zedong, Chinese Comunist Party, Chiang Kai-shek, Kuomintang, Stalin, USSR, militarist Japan, USA
ЗАМЕТКИ НА ПОЛЯХ
To Reach the Situation of Noosphere
The article is devoted to analyze the factors, which demonstrate the mankind moving to the situation of noosphere, described and explored by Vladimir Vernadsky and Nikita Moiseev. The author argues, that no one key indicator of human development corresponds to the approaching to the situation of noosphere. Is suggested to impart to noosphere a status of fundamental ethic value of human civilization, to raise it to the level of the Decalogue of Moses and the Sermon on the Mount of Jesus Christ.
noosphere, biosphere, eschatological notion, economic growth, global stability, life expectancy, frequency polygon
Russia of the Aquarius Era. Strategical Resource of National Economy and World Politics
The article is dedicated to the problem of fresh water resources. The author is sure, that fresh water is a strategical reserve of national economy and a strong opportunity to improve image of Russia in the world.
Russia, futures studies, strategic perspective, World politics, fresh water, isotopes of hydrogen and oxygen, human health, fresh water balance, strategical reserve