Russians Adrift on the Sea of Values
Russians Adrift on the Sea of Values

Mikhail Dmitriev on the changing values of Russian society

06/06/2019 | by Alena Epifanova | Russia

„Public consciousness of Russians is deanchored from static ideas which were stabilizing attitudes, now it is like a ship without an anchor on the high seas,“ – economist Mikhail Dmitriev on his study, indicating a change in values in Russian society.


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    von Andrei Soldatov | Russia, Cyber Security
    DGAPkompakt 3, 7. März 2019, 5 S.

    Security First, Technology Second

    Since his return to the Russian presidency in 2012, Vladimir Putin has sought to bring the Russian internet under his control. Digital businesses in Russia pay dearly for his expensive system of surveillance and censorship. This slows down the pace of innovation and puts the modernization of the economy at risk. Even then, technical control over the internet remains shaky. The Kremlin is seeking Chinese assistance to enforce restrictions and be able to cut Russia off from the global internet.


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Category: Russia, Western World
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Category: Uzbekistan
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Connecting Eurasia: EU-Russia-China-Central Asia Strategic Dialogue on Connectivity
For the EU, Russia, China, and not least the Central Asian states, transcontinental commercial, financial, economic and physical connectivity in Eurasia bears considerable common ground. Gathering for a strategic workshop, experts exchanged views on various ways to fortify this connectivity.
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