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Russians Love Flowers, It Isn’t A Putin Thing

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  • 26 May 2018

When my mother came to visit me in Moscow, one of the first things she noticed was the amount of 24-hour florists everywhere. Flower etiquette is of particular importance in Russia. Simply put, you won’t survive here without it.

I write this piece because to anyone who knows anything about Russia, Putin presenting flowers to world leaders and their spouses is not altogether surprising.

The f

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Roundtable “The Role of Public Diplomacy and Strategic Communication in Times of Growing Confrоntation”, on 26th of April 2018, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Moscow

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  • 7 May 2018

The issues of public diplomacy and strategic communication are of considerable importance all over the world. In times of growing tensions their role cannot be underestimated. Their various forms, methods and aspects were discussed by an expert community of various countries during the recently held roundtable in Moscow. The event was organized by RANEPA, Advisory Committee on Humanitarian Cooperation, Rossotrudnichestvo Federal Agency, Association of Studies, Res

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Transformation of International Relations in the XXI Century: Challenges and Prospects, at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on 27th of April 2018

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  • 4 May 2018

 

The Issues of Strategic Communication at the Fourth Annual International Conference “Transformation of International Relations in the XXI Century: Challenges and Prospects” (TIR 4) which was held at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the  Russian Federation on 27th, April 2018

  On 27th of April, 2018 the IV International scientific conference “Transformation of international rel

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International Seminar «EU – Russia: challenges and opportunities for mutually beneficial strategic communication»

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  • 1 May 2018

On 26th of April 2018, experts from all over Europe gathered at Moscow State University to discuss the state of international affairs and media coverage of EU-Russian relations in the context of strategic communication. The core topic of the international seminar as the headline suggests was the current relationship between the EU and Russia. Moreover, the discussion focused on challenges and opportunities presented by political, social and cultural aspects of com

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Does The Russian State Support Jeremy Corbyn?

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  • 1 May 2018

Sunday 29 April 2018, 9 A.M., BBC One: Andrew Marr took the British public through the Sunday newspapers, as normal. The Sunday Times were reporting its research with Swansea University showing that ‘Russian bots’ tried to swing the 2017 General Election in Jeremy Corbyn’s favour. According to the report, 6,500 Twitter accounts were championing Labour and denigrating the Conservatives during the 2017 campaign.

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Strategic Communication in EU-Russia Relations: Tensions, Challenges and Opportunities

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  • 23 April 2018

Few days ago it appeared a book about Russian - European union relations, edited in Moscow by professor Evgeny Pashetsev and Erik Vlaeminck.

The title of this book is : "Strategic Communication in EU-Russia Relations: Tensions, Challenges and Opportunities", published on Moscow by The International Center for Socio-Political Studies and Consulting (ICSPSC), with the academic support of the Institute of Contemporary Internationa

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This isn’t 1980 and Theresa May isn’t Jimmy Carter

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  • 27 March 2018

I expected to see articles popping up comparing the British Prime Minister to Jimmy Carter on the eve of the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

On the face of it, the soil was fertile for a comparative piece: a partial boycott of a global sporting event, which will show case Russia to the world and a time where relations between Russia and the West are and were at low points; not to mention that both are considered weak leaders playing bad

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The Big Issue On The Campaign Trail

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  • 21 February 2018

As a Russian historian, I could not help but notice the not so subtly obvious. Every night on Rossiya 1 and Perviy Kanal, the candidates have been talking about Russian history like it is going out of fashion.

They and the Russian public are well aware of the urgent issues. Indeed, I could use up my words listing them. Yet, conduct a simple Google or Yandex search and the candidates are all s

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Alterglobalismul. Fațeta „lumii islamice”

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  • 16 February 2018

În ultimele decenii ale secolului XXI o parte dintre politologi s-au aplecat asupra fenomenului  „alterglobalismului”, prin care au evaluat „lumea islamică” și „lumea rusă”. Subiectul rămâne deschis și astăzi, ori acesta impune o abordare riguroasă atunci când ne focalizăm pe fenomen ab integrum  și, în același timp, cere o raționalizare a parametrilor și contextului în care se exprimă fenomenul. Nu este un concept alambicat și nici propagandistic, dispun

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Azebaijan, cheia geostrategică a Asiei Centrale

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  • 13 February 2018

După destrămarea URSS, Azerbaijanul a fost statul ex-sovietic care alături de    republicile Baltice a avut o dezvoltare constantă și durabilă. Desigur, aici pot fi adresate unele critici regimului de la Baku cu privire la democrație, care în opinia multor analiști este doar mimată la Baku. Însă faptul adevărat este că acest stat a reușit să își gestioneze eficient resursele de care dispune pentru a deveni o societate prosperă. I se atribuie Azerbaijanului etichet

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