To reflect on the period where the world now finds itself, we propose the term “cold hot war”, as this period has significant differences from the classical notion of the “Cold war”. Within the framework of the old Cold War, military confrontation between the two superpowers was always indirect. “Proxy” conflicts only emerged between their respective allies, when there was an intersection of interests in various regions of the world, but these never happened direccitește mai mult
Now that 2022 is finally here, it means Russia’s next presidential election is just two years away. The way has been paved for Vladimir Putin to run again if he chooses. The will he/won’t he? question is a favourite of pundits as is speculation of a potential or likely successor. Russia’s next leader will be immensely consequential, as will the time when he or she takes over.
It’s certainly possible that by the end of tcitește mai mult
On 12 November 2020, a panel discussion "Artificial Intelligence and International Psychological Security: Theoretical and Practical Implications" was held at St. Petersburg State University as part of the international conference "Strategic Communications in Business and Politics" (STRATCOM-2020).
The discussion was moderated by Konstantin Pantserev – DSc in Political Sciences, Professor of the St. Petersburg State University,citește mai mult
The breakaway region of South Ossetia announced in May that its capital, Tskhinvali, would also be known as Stalinir. Co-naming the capital after the former Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, its president – Anatolii Bibilov – stated in his decree that the move was to 'preserve historical memory in connection with the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945' – until it hadcitește mai mult
Most documentaries about Russia tend to fixate around Vladimir Putin, the former KGB spy turned president, who is clamping down on Russian society and chipping away at its democratic institutions. On occasion, we get non-Russian experts like Stacey Dooley covering the controversial, such as far right groups, anti-gay laws and domestic abuse. Every so often, one appears that actually attempts to cover normal everyday life away from the Kremlin and controversy (thoucitește mai mult
DSc. Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev, leading researcher at the Institute of Contemporary International Studies of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, director of the International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting (ICSPSC), coordinator of the GlobalStcitește mai mult
Few days ago the prestigious Palgrave Macmillan publishing house announced the appearance of a new volume dedicated to a very important contemporary topic: the strategic communication between European Union and Russia, analysing tensions, challenges and opportunities on this very important area.
The volume is coordinated by the prestigious professor Evgeny Pashentsev, leading researcher at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministrycitește mai mult
Unbeknownst to most Britons, Russia did, in fact, impact many of the UK's elections over the course of the twentieth century. Not by physically meddling or favouring one party or candidate over the other. Not even through Soviet propaganda sold in the West. Rather, it was a passive force lurking in the background needing to be acknowledged and dealt with, by one party in particular. The appearance of the USSR following the October Revolution followed a wave of pocitește mai mult
One of the coldest games of rugby ever recorded took place in Russia at a temperature lower than -40. The players wore balaclavas, gloves and parkers as they took on the unforgiving Russian winter.
To no surprise, rugby has become a summer game in Russia. It begins in mid spring and ends just before the first snow falls. This, among several other factors, affects the popularity of the game in the world’s biggest country.< citește mai mult