RUSSIA IN MODERN EURASIA: THE VISION OF A RUSSIAN GEOGRAPHER

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Alexander G. Druzhinin

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It is demonstrated that ‘Eurasianism’ as an interdisciplinary scientific doctrine and an object-focused area of geographical social science is at its root, generally complementary to the methodology of Russian (Soviet) socio-economic (human) geography, and corresponds to its research tradition. The geo-economic, geopolitical and geo-cultural transformation of the post-Soviet ‘Eurasian space’ is analysed. The geo-concept of a multipolar ‘Mega-Eurasia’is proposed and justified. It is emphasised that the effective participation of Russia as one of the dominants of the Eurasian space is associated with the non-admission of an extremely undesirable, harmful scenario for Russia as well as of its possible marginalisation and limitation to the flimsy framework of the ‘Russian world’. A hypothetically possible commitment to only one of the existing global ‘power centres’ is also considered to be a losing one.

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Druzhinin, A. G. (2016). RUSSIA IN MODERN EURASIA: THE VISION OF A RUSSIAN GEOGRAPHER. Quaestiones Geographicae, 35(4), 71-79. https://doi.org/10.1515/quageo-2016-0035
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