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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Politics" / 2019 № 4.


A.N. Vavilov

Ideological concepts in the US politics in the post-Soviet space. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2019, no. 4.


UDC Index: 327(73) : 930.22(4/9)

Date of publication: 23.12.2019

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This article is devoted to the analysis of the ideological aspects of the US policy in the post-Soviet space. In the context of Washington’s political strategies evolution in the former Soviet space, the main ideological concepts adopted by the US foreign policy are considered. Particular attention is paid to such an ideological stamp as Russia’s desire to “re-create an empire”, which was actively used to justify the steps aimed at opposing Russian policy in the region, including those aimed at torpedoing the expansion of Eurasian integration processes at the expense of Ukraine. The thesis of Russia’s desire to “re-create an empire” was based on the idea of the historically conditioned expansionist nature of our country’s policy. It asserted itself in the American political practice and became widespread in the political-academic community as the Russian-American contradictions worsened in the post-Soviet space. This ideological stamp ignored the rational economic rationales underlying the integration processes, in effect depriving Russia of the right to have and defend its interests in the region, and thus carried a significant conflict potential for the Russian-American relations.

Key words

post-Soviet space, Eurasian integration, the expansion of democracy, re-sovietisation, the “re-creation of an empire”, color revolutions, imperial thinking

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