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Many people feel understandable psychological and cultural discomfort with our political and geopolitical break with Europe. It would be more accurate to say, with the West, because Oswald Spengler in his ”The Decline of the Western World” no less justifiably wrote that Europe is ”an empty sound” and that in cultural and civilisational terms we can speak only of the West and Russia.
The critical geopolitical context created by the crisis in relations between Moscow and the collective West gave the Russia-Africa Summit a breakthrough character. We witnessed numerous attempts by Washington and its allies to drive a wedge between Russia and the Global South. In fact, the West has become obsessed with this task, in the solution of which it saw the key to preserving its global dominance, which ”tripped” over the aloof position of the World Majority.
One of the topics that attract the attention of the participants of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum will be the discussion of how the global food agenda is seen in the new geopolitical conditions. The deterioration of the situation on food markets and the growing number of hungry people in the world have been registered by the specialized structures of the UN system for several years already. In the last year, the problem has been exacerbated by sharp price hikes, including those for fuel and fertilizers.
The international situation at the present stage is characterized by a high degree of polarization and turbulence. It was a consequence of the U.S. attempts to restore the unipolar world order through confrontation with Russia and China at the same time. Despite the apparent absence of a long-term strategy for such a ”two-front war” in Washington, the U.S. leadership continues to raise the stakes, especially in terms of support for Ukraine, which was turned into an environment for anti-Russian policy. The ”summit of democracies” held at the end of March 2023 demonstrated the U.S.
The dynamics of events on the world stage today are characterized by the ongoing polarization and disintegration of the fabric of international cooperation. The relevant processes have been initiated by Western countries as part of a hybrid (including sanctions and economic) war against Russia, launched clearly without a sober assessment of the situation and the prospects for its outcome.
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In the early 1970s, the Swedish magazine ”Wonders of Science and Technology” published an article about an extraordinary invention made back in the 18th century by Russian scientist Alexander Karamyshev. In it the historian Reynar Hagel described the creation of a device capable of overturning humanity’s ideas about the nature of things. It was about giving complete transparency to opaque in nature of bodies…
A retired colonel of the Foreign Intelligence Service, advisor to the president of Rosneft, and expert of the Valdai Discussion Club, Andrei Bezrukov, gave a lecture in St. Petersburg on ”The Future of Russia and the World”
The 2008 crisis dealt a serious blow to the global monetary and financial system controlled by the West, and more specifically the US
Globalization allowed the U.S. and the West as a whole to gain significant competitive advantages, albeit at the cost of impoverishing its middle class. But other countries have also benefited, above all China, which has used Western investment, technology and markets for its “peaceful rise.” Moreover, over 40 years it has created a middle class of hundreds of millions of people, has taken the lead in a number of areas of artificial intelligence, and digital ”wallets” have become commonplace for at least 100 million Chinese citizens.