No 3 (2013)


Russia’s Policy of «Soft Power» in the Gulf States at the Beginning of the XXI Century

Slobodian N.V.


Russia’s national interests in the Persian Gulf region are distinguished at the article. The main foreign policy tools to promote Russian national interests in the Gulf region are considered. There were studied the stages of formation and legislative consolidation of the national interests of Russia in the Middle East region, shows the importance of this region to strengthen national security of the Russian Federation. Identified and analysed policy elements of «soft power» of the Soviet Union in the region, and distinguished tools of expansion and strengthening of Russian presence in the Persian Gulf using educational diplomacy, economic cooperation and other components of the policy of «soft power».
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2013;(3):5-12
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The Role of the Council of Europe in the Formation of the Pan-European Cooperation in the Field of Higher Education

Tarasov A.E.


The article provides an analysis of the role of the Council of Europe in the formation of the pan-European cooperation in the field of higher education. An author presents an integrated description of the work and activities of the international regional Organization in the mentioned area in 40—60 s of the XXI century. The main conclusion proposes that the basic principles of the European integration process in the field of higher education were elaborated within the framework of the Council of Europe.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2013;(3):13-21
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The Influence of Globalization, Integration and Regionalization Processes on the European States and Regions

Bazarenko T.V.


The article deals with the impact of globalization, regionalization and integration in European countries and regions. It discusses the distinctive features and factors of influence of each of these processes on the European countries and sub national entities.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2013;(3):22-31
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Forming of the Image of China in Africa at the Beginning of the XXI Century

Shtina Y.V.


The article discusses issues related to the formation of the image of China in Africa as a result of the economic cooperation in the XXI century. The author notes, that there are three different points of view on the activities of the Chinese among Africans: the governmental point of view, the attitude of ordinary people who consume mostly Chinese goods, and the point of view of the Chinese competitors — African businessmen.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2013;(3):32-40
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Towards the Positive Mutual Influence of Russia and the USA in the World History

Savoysky A.G.


In the world history, the positive influence in the Russian-American relations has arisen a several hundred years ago and over time become reciprocal. This article is devoted to the relationship between the two world powers — the USA and Russia, which were allies rather much more often in the real life, than vice versa, and which can continue to be together in the great politics and world economy.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2013;(3):41-51
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The Main Directions of Russian Policy in Xinjiang

Mavlonova A.S.


The article is dedicated to the main political directions followed by Russia in Xinjiang during the period of tsarism, and further by USSR right up to the World War II. The article includes analysis of the main reasons why Russia followed one or another political directions in Xinjiang during the particular historical period. The author concludes that both Russian Empire and USSR used to attentively analyze the developments happening in Xinjiang. This could be explained mainly by the economical and political interests of the country in Central Asian region and, in particular, in Xinjiang province. Such circumstances excluded nonintervention into the business of Xinjiang by Russian, but at the same time did not mean annexation of the territory.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2013;(3):52-59
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On Several Features of Islam Creating in Kingdom of Spain: From Antiquity to Modernity

Krasnikova E.V.


This article focuses on the short analysis of some historical periods of the ancient Western civilization development, in particular, occupying Iberian Peninsula is carried out. It allows to appreciate a significance which the Arabo-Muslim world has matted in creation development of the majority of the European States.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2013;(3):60-66
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Influence of the Cultural Identity Factors on the Process of Self-Categorization of the Russian-Speaking Groups in Chisinau and Tiraspol

Zaitzev A.V.


The article describes the impact of cultural identity in the process of self-categorization with the Russian-speaking community in the Russian-speaking groups in Chisinau and Tiraspol. The main theoretical approach of the study of Russian-speaking groups is the concept of cross-border Russian language space. Analysis of the factors is conducted in the following areas: scope of the usage of the Russian language, identification with Russian culture and willingness to impart the traditions of Russian culture and language to children.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2013;(3):67-75
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Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2013;(3):76-76
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