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07.09.2022 22:19 Volodymyr Ohryzko: ruscism: What Is It? A Roundtable in the GDIP Media Center 

On 9 August 2022, the Centre for russian Studies, with the organisational assistance of the Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions, conducted a roundtable entitled ruscism: What Is It? at the premises of the GDIP Media Center.

Volodymyr Ohryzko, the Head of the Centre for Russian Studies and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (2007–9), moderated the meeting.

02.02.2022 12:59 Volodymyr Ohryzko*: The Demise of Russia: Threat or Opportunity?

Russia is ‘a dread, droll, and disgraceful place’.


—Dmitriy Bykov, a Russian writer [1]


Over the last two decades, the development of Russia has led to a number of phenomena that have resulted in sweeping changes both domestically and internationally. While claiming no comprehensive analysis of these events, I will attempt to outline at least the major challenges besetting modern Russia and share my vision of its future prospects.

08.06.2019 08:00 Yury Fedorov*: Russia: towards fascism and disintegration

I have not too much time, so I’ll outline a few basic points only.

For many of us it is difficult to accept  that Russia is moving towards fascism or even that the current Russian regime, or “Putinism”,  is a fascist one; so called “fascism with a Russian face”. I’m sure that many Russians would strongly disagree with that; and not only Russians but also not a few Western scholars. There could be various reasons for that.

However, it is important to call things by their proper names, to call a spade a spade.

04.06.2019 21:00 Mikhail Savva*: From the simulative democracy to neo-totalitarianism

The main goal of my speech is to highlight one of the scientific forecast of the Russian regime dynamics. The word “scientific” is stressed as far as it is especially unacceptable to mix propaganda and agitation with scientific forecast. Whatever huge amount of propaganda is available, no scientific forecast can be based upon it.

There are two terms in the header of my speech that belong to the different semantic planes. Simulative democracy unlike the neo-totalitarianism is not the type of political regime. However, I put these two points in the header because the direction between the two most clearly characterizes a vector in which the current Putin's regime moves.

10.01.2019 22:00 Grygory Perepelytsya*: Russian World Ideology as a Threat to Security of World and Ukraine (peace, security, democracy, and prosperity)

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia faced a complex set of problems, the solution of which was historically significant for it. The inertia of that disintegration continued inside the Russian Federation itself, as the nuclei of the Russian and Soviet empires. So Russia was in a systemic crisis facing the threat of economic, social, and geopolitical disaster and the loss of its own statehood. Awareness of the consequences of the collapse of the USSR led the Russian elite and the Russian society to understanding the loss of the status of the Great Nation. Thus, the return of this status has been perceived as a fundamental need for Russia. Hence, the return was understood as the return of the former territories of the Russian Empire to Russia and the restoration of the influence of the former USSR in the world.

21.12.2018 08:00 Serhiy Pyrozhkov*: Economic Situation in Russia: Current State and Possible Prospects

1. Analysis of the current state of the economy of Russia.

Current economic situation in real terms. Despite the continued favourable for the Russian Federation international economic situation at the energy markets in the first half of 2018, the development of its economy was characterized by the low rate of growth.

03.08.2018 20:00 Olexander Merezhko*: Sanctions as an Instrument of Compelling Russia to Restore International Law and Order

I have prepared my presentation in English. First of all, I would like to thank the organizers of this excellent conference for very representative and very interesting presentations. The central topic of my presentation will be dealing with the issue of the issue of sanctions. And I decided to abstract myself in this presentation from political or sociological aspects, and to present a picture what can be described in terms of legal dogmatics.

First of all, regarding the title of my presentation, I would slightly change it: I would like to make it more concrete. I would introduce as a sub-title another sort of a sentence: How to make Russia stop war against Ukraine, and how to liberate occupied Crimea and Donbas by using sanctions. Whether we can do it, or we are helpless.

31.07.2018 07:00 Andriy Senchenko *: Experience of Using the Jurisprudence of Ukraine in Determining the International Legal Responsibility of Russia for Crimes against Ukraine

Dear colleagues!

Even official statistics confirm that more than ten thousand Ukrainians have perished during more than five years of the war as a result of Russian armed aggression, almost thirty thousand have been wounded and mutilated, and millions have been forced to leave their homes.

The main issue that worries everyone is how to restore peace, to return all our territories and to live further, with a neighbouring nuclear power that does not recognize the rules on which the world is kept?

I am sure that there is no alternative to strengthening the Ukrainian army, but at the same time, the last thing the country has to pay for the liberation of its land is the life of her soldiers.

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