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Resilience of Russia

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The place and role of Russia in the XXI century remains a controversial discussion point among political scientists, economists, sociologists, and historians. What should the Russian state seek – to become a regional or global power? Does Russia still need to align itself with Western values, or maybe in the East there are more profitable acquisitions lying in wait for Russia? What role does Russia’s rich natural resources and human potential in its development play? The author brings together economic and geopolitical factors and presents a picture of modern Russia with a unique geostrategic position of Eurasian power.

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Security Index (International Edition) NO. 2 (103), Spring 2013