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  • Affiliation : Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education, Chairman of the Management Board, Russkiy Mir Foundation
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RUSSIAN FOREIGN POLICY: A VIEW BY LAWMAKER AND EXPERT

Vyacheslav A. Nikonov

Russia is one of the two countries in the world that has 500 years of sovereign history to its credit. The other is Great Britain, the latter existing in a more propiscious geopolitical environment. Today, Russia is as weak as it has never been over the past 500 years in geopolitical terms vis-à-vis various currently existing centers of power. Never before has Russia been surrounded on all sides by centers of power that are either bigger than Russia or are developing more dynamically. One the one hand there is the European Union, on the other – China; the growing Islamic world in the south, and numerous hotbeds of tension along the perimeter of Russia.

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Trialogue Club Meeting of March 27, 2013, Moscow, Russia

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