Geopolitical Significance of the Crimea

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The article examines the main geopolitical aspects of the reunification of the Crimea with Russia from the point of view of the policies of the Russian Federation and Western countries in the Black Sea region and specifically in the field of energy security and cooperation. Russia’s desire to consolidate its positions as an influential center of the emerging polycentric world requires it to build constructive and meaningful relations primarily with partner countries in the region of the Middle East, the Caspian-Black Sea region, and also in Asia within the BRICS taking into account the “Chinese factor” in the 21st century. The establishment of cooperation in the bipolar world is a prerequisite for preserving peace and prospects for the socioeconomic development of all countries of the regions mentioned and one of the main strategic priorities of Russia’s foreign policy. An important place in this regard is occupied by the problems of ensuring energy security and cooperation in the Black Sea region.

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Victor Petrov Petrov

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

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postgraduate student of the Department of Political Analysis and Management

Miklukho-Maklaya str., 6, Moscow, Russia, 117198


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