Eurasian and European vectors of Russia’s development: two strategies of Russian conservatism

On 23 November2017 at Samara University a round table was held on the topic “Eurasian and European vectors of Russia’s development: two strategies of Russian conservatism.” The round table was organized by the Historical and Patriotic Club “Russia-Eurasia” with the support of the “Znanie” Society and the analytical portal “Eurasian Studies”.


The round table was attended by students and teachers of Samara University and Samara State Technical University. The participants of the round table discussed the question of how much the ideological legacy of classical Eurasianism is relevant and in demand in the conditions of modern Russia. Ilya Dyomin, the head of the Historical and patriotic club, an associate professor of the department of philosophy at Samara University, noted in his report that modern Russian conservatism has two main directions – European and Eurasian – and outlined the main points of their divergence.


Analysts of the portal “Eurasian Studies” also participated in the work of the round table. Oleg Nevzorov spoke about the projects and educational directions implemented by modern Eurasianists: in particular about the international youth forum “Future of Eurasian and European Integration: Forsight – 2040”, which was devoted to the search for scenarios for building a Greater Eurasian Partnership and a common space “from Lisbon to Vladivostok.”


Further reading: Ethno-Cultural Identity in Europe and Eurasia. The Decline of the West and Russia in Conservative Resurrection. Eurasian Movement of the Russian Federation. Working Paper №3. Vienna.: November 2016. — 54 p.

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