Alexei Gromyko: Science and Diplomacy go Shoulder to Shoulder

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The new conflict, or better said misunderstanding, is growing between Russia and the collective West. A logical zeitgeist forms – that the avenues for cooperation between the two parties grow smaller every day. Mutual distrust, media sensationalism and Western political figures brazenly shouting about Russian isolation/aggression etc. further adds to the rift, and further points Russia away to the East. In Russia itself, the way that is presented, is that closer cooperation with eastern countries is something qualitatively new.

“Democracy May Become a Phenomenon of the Past”

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The issue of possible reforms in the Russian political system after March 2018 election has been recently discussed more and more often. Gazeta.Ru has discussed their probability and essence with Dmitriy Badovskiy, head of the Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Researches (ISEPR Foundation), one of the key advisors to Vyacheslav Volodin, former top domestic politics official of the Presidential Executive Office, State Duma Speaker.

June 22: History and Memory

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Each state has many memorable dates that serve as landmarks of the historical memory and provide retrospect with a cyclical character. June 22, the day when the Great Patriotic War began, holds a specific place. In contrast to the Victory Day, June 22 is the day of the great tragedy. This particular day divides the whole history both of the Soviet Union and Russia of the 20th century into “before” and “after” – into “before the war” and “after the war began”.