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St. Petersburg 24-26 May: A delegation from DOC RI, including Chairman of the Supervisory Board Dr. Vladimir Yakunin and Grigory Levchenko, Corporate Communications Director/Head of Moscow Office, attended the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Yakunin gave a speech during the panel, ‘People´s Diplomacy: From People’s Trust to the Trust of Economies’. The panel dealt with […]

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Loccum, Germany, 14-16 May: The six non-EU countries in the Western Balkans are back in focus. On several occasions the European Commission has clearly stated its intention to put the region on an “irreversible” track towards EU membership before the end of its mandate in 2019. Thus, 2018 looks to be a pivotal year for […]

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On May 16 2018, the DOC Research Institute and the Sociology Department of Tomsk State University jointly organized a round table on “What is Extremism? Interpretations by Religious Traditions’ Followers” in Tomsk, Siberia. The event was moderated by Associate Professor of Sociology, Roman Bykov and included representatives of the Muslim, Buddhist, Orthodox, Catholic, Judaic, Mormon […]

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Infrastructure development is an important factor that allows for sustainable economic growth, and provides a solid starting point for the steady ascension of social well-being indicators in the long run. Countries with emerging economies are interested in sustainable infrastructure development, but due to their high short-term costs, do not have the resources needed to support vital […]

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Astana: The Economic Forum in Astana was recently transformed into the Global Challenges Summit. The summit was opened by the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who stated that:  “The current forum is aimed at finding effective answers to global challenges.Today time has acquired an unprecedented density.The world is changing at an incredible speed, once again […]

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A roundtable titled ‘Scenarios for a Kurdish future: Kurdish areas of Iraq and Syria today and tomorrow’ was organised at the DOC Moscow office on 16 May 2018. Leading experts on the region gathered to share their expertise and analysis on key regional developments related to Kurdish communities in Iraq and Syria. In case of […]

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15 May 2018, Moscow: The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute joined an online all-day reunion event for the global Harvard Business School (HBX) alumni community. The event aimed to bring together international faculty, experts, and alumni, to explore the challenges and opportunities that today’s business leaders face. HBX alumni across the globe tuned in for […]

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On Monday 7 May, President Putin began his second consecutive term after being re-elected in March. On the same day he proposed Dmitry Medvedev to be reappointed as Russia’s Prime minister, his candidacy being approved by the Russian Parliament on 8 May. Now the newly reappointed Prime Minister, in a week’s time, has to submit […]

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Angela Merkel will soon meet Vladimir Putin.  Diplomats on both sides feel a bold move is now due.  A rapprochement between Berlin and Moscow could de-escalate a number of the current conflicts – and signify a long-term power shift in global politics. Has Russia truly been the villain of the piece? On a summer’s day […]

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On the 9th on April 2018, across Paris, Almaty, Moscow, Berlin, and several other cities, an online conference on dialogue was held, co-organised by DOC Research Institute.[1] Titled ‘The Concept of Dialogue in the Modern World: Philosophical Understanding and Practical Application,’ the aim of the e-conference was to spark intellectual and academic debate about issues […]

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