Category: Media

Debunking myths about the Eurasian Economic Union

2860581 31.05.2016 31 мая 2016. Президент России Владимир Путин (второй справа) после заседания в Астане Высшего Евразийского экономического совета на уровне глав государств в расширенном составе. Слева направо - президент Белоруссии Александр Лукашенко и президент Казахстана Нурсултан Назарбаев, справа - президент Армении Серж Саргсян. Алексей Дружинин/РИА Новости

Viktoriia Ivanchenko comments on the myths about the Eurasian Economic Union, specially for Russia Direct

The West continues to view the Eurasian Economic Union as the reincarnation of the old Soviet Union. But that’s simply not the case.

Plenty of myths and stereotypes surround the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Some claim that it is a revival of the Soviet Union or just another imperialistic project masked by political rhetoric. But what are the objective interests and goals of Russia for this project? What does Eurasian integration really mean for Russia and other member states?

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Whether Russia developed? During discussion on the significance of the recent past for the national self-image of Russia and the dialogue with the rest of Europe stood opposite Ivan Krastev of the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia, and Natalia Burlinova of the Public Initiative "Creative Diplomacy" from Moscow.

The Image of Russia in Spanish Mass Media


21st of January (Moscow, Russia) RIA News .Presentation of the Russian edition of the articles’ collection: «From Historical Russia to Modern Russia: the Image of a Country in Spanish Mass Media».

The research on the image of Russia in Spanish mass media was conducted by the members of  Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos under the request of the Institute on Democracy and Cooperation based in Paris and the Fund Historical Perspective based in Moscow.

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«External Factor»


«External Factor» is an author’s program of Natalia Burlinova on international politics. The program presents a conversation with leading Russian and foreign political analysts, commentators and public figures on the most important events and trends of international life.

The project waslaunched in January 2009. The first editions of the program had a half-an-hour format and were a part of a radio-program «The Main Theme». Later the program was called «External Factor» and began to appear in a weekly hour format live broadcast on Thursday after 9 p.m.

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