Friendship of the USSR Peoples as One of the Most Important Factors for the Victory in the Great Patriotic War

#3. For Nothing, or an Invisible Threat
Friendship of the USSR Peoples as One of the Most Important Factors for the Victory in the Great Patriotic War

Till now, among historians (especially among those comparing the military and economic potentials of Hitler’s Germany and the USSR), is very popular the opinion that Nazi aggression against the Soviet Union was rather adventurous. However, this opinion will change if we consider preparation and activities not only of the Wehrmacht, but also of other institutions of the Nazi dictatorship.

“Soft Power” of Science and Education in Developing Eurasian Economic Integration

#2. Sisyphean Task
“Soft Power” of Science and Education in Developing Eurasian Economic Integration

Russia’s chairmanship in the Eurasian Economic Union in 2018 allows us to formulate and bring to a wide discussion a set of initiatives aimed at strengthening the integration association and completing the lost links of the integration agenda. As the practice of EAEU functioning in conditions of external constraints and the lack of clearly articulated joint development priorities has shown, the Union needs to specify the goals and to reinforce pragmatic aspirations of the member states with serious research and practical work to update the joint cultural, historical and spiritual heritage of the peoples of Eurasia. In other words, it is necessary to give a new impetus to the Eurasian Union, which should become a competitive economic union of states that have a common picture of the world, a single system of conceptions and values. The network of scientific and educational institutions of the EAEU member states has become one of these bases cementing the common economic whole, which, if properly organized, can turn into a self-sufficient profitable industry, whose product (modern knowledge) can be successfully exported to third countries, increasing the prestige and capitalization of the union, as well as strengthening Russia’s foreign policy positions. To this end, it is necessary right now to take active steps towards growing clusters of science and education on the basis of exchanging best experience and practices between the profile institutions of the Union’s countries, to raise the bar of qualification requirements for all participants in the Eurasian scientific and educational exchange. The article proposes the approach outlines for the all-round stimulation of cooperation in this sphere with the aim of both self-sufficient provision of integration processes with modern personnel and for the outside supply.

Cultural Policy in the Post-Soviet States: Inevitability of Rebooting

#2. Sisyphean Task
Cultural Policy in the Post-Soviet States: Inevitability of Rebooting

“Cultural policy in the state” is a concept broader than the “cultural policy of the state”. All social groups without exception, large and small, privileged and discriminated, form their own cultural policy; each of us pursues his small personal cultural policy. This policy can be more or less conscious, more or less effective, but in any case it follows the rules of the so-called non-classical rationality, long ago and well studied.

Prospects for Forming New Global Value Added Chains on the Basis of Cooperation Between Scientific-Industrial Complexes of Russia and Belarus

#1. Event Horison
Prospects for Forming New Global Value Added Chains on the Basis of Cooperation Between Scientific-Industrial Complexes of Russia and Belarus

Global Value Chains (GVCs) are currently the main theoretical concept for analyzing globalization processes in the sphere of industrial production and the object for perfecting the foreign economic policy of each country. Traditions and schools of studying GVCs, that have developed in the world community, can be divided into macrostructural, united under the general title of “internationalism”, and cluster ones, that are forming the “industrialism” trend. Referring to the problem of Russian-Belarusian industrial cooperation in the course of neoindustrialization and formation of new GVCs, macrostructural approach turns out to be completely unproductive for a number of reasons, therefore the authors of the article, considering the programs of Russian-Belarusian cooperation, follow the cluster approach.

Interaction of Customs Union and Common Economic Space States in Economic and Financial Spheres Is a Key Factor of Their Sustainable Development

#7. Pandora’s Deceit
Interaction of Customs Union and Common Economic Space States in Economic and Financial Spheres Is a Key Factor of Their Sustainable Development

The ambitious project of Eurasian integration, began in 2010 with establishment of the Customs Union, is entering in a decisive phase. Possible depth and desired coverage of unifying movement are identified, time has corrected the principles of interaction with each other and with potential participants. This article describes the Customs Union operation and the integration prospects within the Common Economic Space.

Transport Platform of Eurasian Economic Integration

#5. The Forerunners of Memory

The article speaks about creating a powerful transport platform, being the basis of accelerated regional development in a continental scale. The author notes that development of meridional transport corridors in the Russian Federation is necessary both for accelerating the eastern regions development and for preservation and consolidation of historically friendly relations with the southern countries. The author emphasizes the fact that materialization of advanced initiative will allow our country to capitalize constantly on benefits and competitive advantage, which cannot be obtained through other decisions.

Problems of Regulatory-Legal Provision of Financial Relations of Integrated Structures in the Sphere of Recreational Services

#12. Evil People

Existing legal norms, regulating relations of the integrated structures, are interpreted by each branch of the law in its own way and are not systemic in nature.