In a number of my articles I have explained that the Soviet Union served as a constraint on US power. The Soviet collapse unleashed the neoconservative drive for US world hegemony. Russia under Putin, China, and Iran are the only constraints on the neoconservative agenda.
The Russian National Committee for BRICS Studies will draft a new strategy for emerging world powers.
Out of all Russian foreign policy think tanks that focus on a variety of international issues, there is one that deals with a single but very acute topic. The National Committee on BRICS Studies was founded in 2011 and has since then been dealing exclusively with the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa economic and political alliance.
Active expansion of Russian ties with Latin America has generated a need for an annual international forum, which will make it possible to share experience and technologies, and strengthen investment cooperation. The first experience was the conference "Russia - Latin America. Ways of Development and Strengthening of Trade and Economic Relations" in Moscow organized by the International Investment Cooperation Fund.
Revision of the World Political and Economic Order Is Necessary – Roberto Unger
Prominent Brazilian politician, scientist and philosopher Dr. Roberto Mangabeira Unger answered the questions of VIGIL
VIGIL: Dr. Unger, what is your view of the perspectives of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and the Republic of South Africa). What can be done by these countries to overcome the negative consequences of the world political-economic crisis?
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia
In 2012, Fine Art Gallery celebrated its 20th anniversary. Two decades, is it much or little? We would like to introduce one of the first galleries in Russia, before it’s creation the gallery business was virtually non-existent. Almost all galleries that were opened in the 90-s of the previous century are gone now. Experts speak about the difficulties of doing such business in Russia. But in the opinion of the curators of Fine Art, an art gallery is not a business but a way of life and service to beauty.
It is no secret that today Switzerland is one of the most stable trading partners of Russia. And for the Swiss side, Russia is part of the seven priorities in the cooperation in the scientific field, where a new phase of development is expected after the signing of the bilateral treaty on cooperation in science and technology.
La Esca is a unique hydraulic structure with one of the world’s highest earth dams with a reinforced concrete shield (it reaches a height of 220 meters). The plant is the top level of the hydropower cascade on the Rio Grande de Santiago river on the border of the states of Jalisco and Nayarit. The main power equipment for the two of the previously constructed HPPs of this cascade - 975 MW Aguamilpa and 750 MW El Cajon - was also supplied by Power Machines (they installed the same hydrogenerators at El Cajon).
St. Petersburg, Russia (SEP/06/2013) - the President of Russia, Vladímir Putin, said today that his country will help Syria in the event of a foreign military attack.
"Are we going to help Syria? Yes, Putin said in response to a question about what will do Moscow in case of foreign military intervention in Syria, in the final of the G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg press conference.
Putin added: "we are already helping. We supply weapons and cooperate in the economic field."
It is no exaggeration to say that Russians were waiting for the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2012 with more interest than almost any other political events. On this day the United States was to choose the President, and for some reason most people were waiting for some wild intrigues of this process. However, there was no race neck to neck, as in the days of rivalry of George W.