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10.02.2024 Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov

The capital of Tatarstan, Kazan, is preparing to host the major international tournament Games of the Future. This event once again proves Russia’s ability not only to organize international top meetings and competitions at the highest level, but also and in general, the country’s confirmed position in the field of high technologies – at the time when the growing national independence in such a key sector maintains its openness to the world and joint interactions. The Games of the Future will therefore be held in Kazan…

08.02.2024 Fernando Gaillardo

As early as February this year, Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, will hold a presidential election. Based on a poll of the archipelago’s population, there are three main candidates – Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto (35% support), representative of the ruling Indonesian Struggle Party Ganjara Pranowo (30% support) and Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (22% support). At the moment, the result is unpredictable, but it is already known for sure that the political climate in the whole Southeast Asia depends…

08.02.2024 Vladimir Terehov

In April-May this year, India, now one of the world’s leading powers, will hold general elections to choose the members of its lower house of parliament and, consequently, to elect a new government. We should add the word “formally” here, because all the procedures prescribed by the existing constitution will need be complied with.For, as previously noted in NEO, there is now little doubt that the National Democratic Alliance, the center-right coalition that has ruled since 2014, will win yet another victory (the third in a row, albeit with varying margins). The NDA comprises more than forty parties and movements, but it is dominated by the Bharatiya Janata Party…

03.01.2024 Ivan Kopytsev

There is now an unequivocal scientific consensus that political, economic, social and cultural issues in Sub-Saharan Africa must be viewed through the prism of ethnicity. This hypothesis is supported by the multi-ethnicity characteristic of most of the states in the region and the rich empirical base of inter-ethnic conflicts and contradictions based on the study of East, Tropical and Southern Africa. Nevertheless, with regard to the territory of the former Western Sudan and, according to some data, some other areas of the African continent, it is appropriate to speak of a significant levelling…

21.12.2023 Yuliya Novitskaya

What do Russian and African women have in common? Can we make the world a better place so that our children have a better life than we did? We discussed all of this and more with Oksana Mayorova, the African Women’s Union’s Director of International Development…

17.12.2023 Yuliya Novitskaya

Our conversation with GALLI MONASTYREVA, the Director of Humanitarian Projects at the Association for Economic Cooperation with African countries, was both interesting and heartfelt. Only a person with a sincere love for their work, and for Africa, can talk about it as she does…

06.12.2023 Yuliya Novitskaya

In terms of the quantity of scientific publications, Russian is ranked second and is among the top 5 languages in the world according to the Power Language Index rating. Furthermore, it’s growing in popularity. According to recent studies, proficiency in Russian is “a significant competitive advantage in the international labor market”. The demand for studying Russian has been steadily increasing in recent years. In numerous nations, including those in Europe. Furthermore, interest in the “great and mighty” Russian language is surpassing all prior records on the African continent…

01.12.2023 Yuliya Novitskaya

When accompanying your husband on a work trip to Africa, how do you not only manage to stay married, but also start your own charity and business? How can you avoid walking on and ignoring another person’s suffering? How can you be generous and share your energy with those around you? How can you find ways to continue to do good? We talk about this and more with Yanina Dubeikovskaya, who has a PhD in Philosophy, and is the organizer of the Kalingalinga Girls…

10.11.2023 Vladimir Terehov

On November 1-2, the Bletchley Park mansion, located 80 km from the British capital, hosted a forum dedicated to the problems arising in connection with the widespread use of “artificial intelligence” systems in almost all spheres of human activity. We will omit here the question regarding the correctness of the name of these “intelligence” category systems, which in itself is highly debatable. Although the organizers of this Forum called it “AI (Artificial Intelligence – ed.) Safety Summit”, only UK Prime Minister R. Sunak, U.S. Vice President K. Harris, UN Secretary-General…

25.10.2023 Konstantin Asmolov

The author has frequently come upon the results of politician and businesswoman Yoon Mee-hyang’s actions when investigating…

03.10.2023 Yuliya Novitskaya

In early September, a truly historic event took place. Russia and Myanmar re-established air links after 30 years. What does this do for our travelling enthusiasts? Should we expect a tourism boom to this exotic country? How promising is Myanmar for the Russian tourism industry today? Maya Kotlyar, the founder and head of MAYEL Travel, one of the most quoted public experts in tourism, will help us to understand these issues. – Dear Maya, Although Myanmar is quite an exotic tourist destination, you have a lot of experience in sending tourists there…

30.09.2023 Veniamin Popov

In mid-September, Cuba hosted the latest meeting of the Group of 77, which was created in 1964 to promote collective economic interests. Today, the Group has 134 States, representing 80% of the world’s population. This meeting set out to “change the rules of the game” after centuries of domination by wealthy Western powers putting their own interests first. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said developing countries have been the main victims of the multi-dimensional crisis in the world today, “from abusive unequal trade to devastating climate change.” According to the Cuban leader, the North…