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№ 12 (40), 2018

MEDVEDEV NIKOLAY PAVLOVICH

D.Sc., Political Science, President of the National Union of Political Scientists, Professor at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.

Medvedev N.P. is a leading Russian scientist in federative relations area and organization of regional and municipal rule.

He is a prominent politician and statesman in the 90s, a people’s deputy of the Russian Federation (1990-1993), the chairman of the commission on national and state structure and inter-ethnic relations of the Supreme Soviet of Russia, the head of department handling the work with territories and the President’s envoys and president administration’s ties with parliament (1993-1994), Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation on cooperation with the member countries of the CIS (1994-1995) and deputy of the Lower House of Russian parliament, Duma (1995-1999).

Medvedev N.P. is one of the developers of the contemporary concept of Russia’s territorial and political structure and federative agreement and the author of the third chapter of the constitution, “Federative Structure”.

Medvedev N.P. has delivered lectures more than once on issues in political, administrative and federative relations at universities and parliamentary centres in Belgium, Denmark, Georgia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, the US, Estonia, France and other countries.

Chairman of the Editorial Board

MEDVEDEV NIKOLAY PAVLOVICH

D.Sc., Political Science, President of the National Union of Political Scientists, Professor at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.

Editorial board:

BOZHANOV Vladimir A., Doctor of History Sciences, Professor, Head of the Chair of World and National Literature, Belorussia National Technical University (Belorussia, Minsk)

DONAJ Lukasz, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Department of International Relations (Poland, Poznan)

IRKHIN Yuri V., Doctor of Philosophy Sciences, Professor, Chair of Politology and Political Administration, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Russia, Moscow)

KARAGZE Tatiana V., Doctor of Philosophy Sciences, Head of the Chair of Politology and Sociology of the Moscow State Pedagogical University (Russia, Moscow)

KOVALENKO Valery I., Doctor of Philosophy Sciences, Head of the Chair of Russian Politics of the Moscow State Lomonosov University (Russia, Moscow)

KOSIKOV Igor G., Doctor of History Sciences, Chief Researcher, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia, Moscow)

KRIVOKAPIC Boris, Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Business and Law Faculty, University “Union – Nikola Tesla” (Serbia, Belgrade)

MIKHAILOV Vyacheslav А., Doctor of History Sciences, Head of the Chair of National and Federative Relations of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Russia, Moscow)

NASIMOVA Gulnara O., Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, Head of the Chair of Politology, School of Philosophy and Politology, Kazakh National University named after El-Farabi (Кazakhstan, Almaty)

NISNEVICH Yuli A., Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Russia, Moscow)

PAKHRUTDINOV Shukritdin I., Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, Head of Department “National interests and the stability of society” of the Academy of State and Social Construction under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

PLYAYS Yakov A., Doctor of History Sciences, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, Head of the Chair of Politology of the Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation (Russia, Moscow)

PRYAKHIN Vladimir F., Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, Chair of World Politics and Foreign Relations, Russian State Humanitarian University (Russia, Moscow)

PUSKO Vitaliy S., Doctor of Philosophy Sciences, Professor of the Chair of Politology, Moscow State Technical University named after N.E. Bauman (Russia, Moscow)

SALKIEWICZMUNNERLYN Ewa, Ph.D., MFA, Academy Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski (Poland, Krakow)

Olivier VEDRINE, Chief Editor of the Russian Edition of the French Review “Revue Défense Nationale”, Speaker of the European Commission, Editor of the Franco-German Magazine on Foreign Politics “European Union Foreign Affairs Journal” and Rector of the Continental University in Kiev (France, Paris)

Editor-in Chief of the Review – Nikolay P. MEDVEDEV,

Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) (Russia, Moscow)

William Viktorovich SMIRNOV, assistant professor, chair of politology and political management, PhD (law).

From 1969 to 1974, he worked at the Institute for Sociology of the USSR Academy of Sciences, from 1974 – at the Institute of State and Law of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He has been doing research in the USA under IREX programs and at G. Kennan Institute of W.Wilson Center. He received Galina Starovoitova fellowship at Kennan Institute of W.Wilson Center. In 2001- 2002, visiting professor at the Texas University, in Austin, USA. In 1994, member of the Russian Presidential Commission on Human Rights. From 1998 to 2001, deputy chairman of the Russian Presidential Commission on Human Rights. From 2001 to 2004, executive secretary of the Russian Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights. From 2004 to 2009, member of the Russian Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights.

Full member of the Russian Academy of Political Science, member of the Public Research and Methodological Council of the Russian Central Electoral Commission, head of the Section for International Cooperation of the Public Research and Methodological Council of the Russian Central Electoral Commission, chairman of the Audit Commission of the Russian Association of Political Science, member of the Coordination Council on the Protection of the Citizens’ Electoral Rights, member of the Public Council “Fair Choice”, member of the Bureau of the International NGO “Federation of Peace and Cooperation”, head of section of theory of law and state, the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The area of academic interests: comparative constitutional law, law and politics, political and legal culture, democracy and human rights.

He delivers the following courses of lectures:

- Theory of politics;

- Latest tendencies and trends of today politology.

Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Mikhailov, DSc (history), professor, head of the chair of national and federative relations, Merited Scientist of the Russian Federation.

After graduating in 1961 from the Lvov State University named after I. Franko, V.A. Mikhailov for more than ten years has been working as a teacher of history, then head teacher in Lvov and Tselinograd Regions, then he was head of the propaganda department at the Lvov Regional Party Committee of the Communist party of Ukraine, member of staff, propaganda department, Central Committee of the CPSU and from 1984 to 1987 – secretary of the Lugansk Regional Committee of the Communist party of Ukraine.

While working in this direction, V.A. Mikhailov proved himself to be a knowledgeable and motivated person, capable of taking highly qualified and effective management decisions. Since 1987, he has been head of section at the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. From 1987 to 1991, he was deputy head of the national policy department of the CPSU Central Committee.

From 1992, he continued to lecture at the MGIMO of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From 1993, he began to actively work at the Ministry for the Nationalities Affairs of the Russian Federation. From 1995 to 2000, he was Minister of the Federation and Nationalities Affairs. From May 1998 to May 1999, he was first deputy to the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

In recognition of his services in the sphere of national development, his effective and fruitful work in this area the International biographical center in Cambridge in 1998 announced V.A. Mikhailov International Man of the Year.

Since 2000, he has been working at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, where he started to work as head of the chair of foreign affairs and successfully transformed this chair into the leading chair of national and federative relations of the School of Public Administrational and Human Resources Management of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

V.A. Mikhailov has made a considerable contribution to the development of national and federative relations at the present stage of public administration as head of the working group for the implementation of the Strategy of the State National Policy of the Russian Federation for the period up to year 2025 of the Presidential Council for Interethnic Relations.

For more than twenty years, V.A. Mikhailov has been working in the areas of academic research and education. He has been academic advisor to over 50 persons who have defended their PhD and Doctorate theses. V.A. Mikhailov lectures, leads discussion and training sessions on state national policy and management of ethno-political processes, theory and history of nations and national relations for students, post-graduate students, persons working for master degree and studying at the additional education and advanced training programs.

V.A. Mikhailov enjoys great authority among scientists and regularly participates in the world academic forums. He constantly participates in international research and hands-on conferences organized by leading Russian and CIS universities, as well as other organizations.

Principal topics of his academic interest are:

- foreign policy activities and international relations;

- national policy of the Russian Federation;

- development of theory of nations and national relations;

- interethnic relations;

- geopolitics.

Academic researches, presentations, grants:

Organization and holding of extended meeting of the working group for drafting State National Policy of the Russian Federation at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

Participation in the meetings at the Public Chamber, Higher School of Economics, State Duma, Federation Council, Ministry for Regional Development, in a number of subjects of the Russian Federation on issues of implementation of the state national policy and ethno-cultural development of Russian regions.

Participation in the All-Russian Всероссийской research to practice conference “Political Reforms in the Context of New Model of Russian Multiparty System”, Moscow, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RPANEPA), December, 2012.

Services aimed at raising qualification of federal civil officers under educational program “Issues of interethnic and inter-confessional relations отношений and prevention of extremism”. October – November, 2012.

He is the author of many books, articles and reports on foreign affairs, national and federative relations and other.

Principal publications:

1. V.A. Mikhailov “Russia’s national policy as a nation-building factor: Methodological textbook” / RPANEPA. Chair of ethno-politology and federalism. М., 1995.

2. V.A. Mikhailov “Subjective foundations of national movement” / Editor: М.P. Volkov. Saratov: Saratov University Publishing House, 1993.

3. V.A. Mikhailov “Preventive measures in Russian Criminal Procedure” / Association of Russian employees of law enforcement agencies”. М.: Pravo I Zakon, 1996.

4. V.A. Mikhailov “Methodological foundations of restrictive measures” / Management Academy of the Russian Interior Ministry управления. М., 1998.

5. V.A. Mikhailov “Practicum on prosecutorial supervision”. М.: Yuridicheskaya literatura, 2000.

6. “Russia in world politics”. Part 1 / RPANEPA. Chair of Russia’s foreign affairs; under the general editorship of V.A. Mikhailov; managing editor: С.А. Proskurin, М.: RPANEPA publishing house, 2002.

7. V.A. Mikhailov “Chair of Russia’s foreign affairs: its place and role in the training of government employees” // RPANEPA. Annual edition. 2000. М., 2002.

8. V.A. Mikhailov “International aspects of Russia’s policy in the Caucasus Region” // Russia in world politics. Part 1. М., 2003.

9. Globalization: multifaceted dimension / RPANEPA, Chair of Russia’s foreign affairs; under the general editorship of V.A. Mikhailov, V.С. Buyanov. М.: Kniga i business, 2004.

10. Globalization: Russia and WTO / under the general editorship of V.A. Mikhailov, V.I. Кuschlin, V.С. Buyanov; RPANEPA, Chair of Russia’s foreign affairs, Chair of government regulation of market economy. М.: RPANEPA publishing house, 2005.

11. V.A. Mikhailov “Russia’s international ties: status, ways of improvement: guidebook/ under the general editorship of V.A. Mikhailov, A.P. Tupikin; RPANEPA, Institute for retraining of government employees”. М.: RPANEPA publishing house, 2004.

12. V.A. Mikhailov “Sociology of public opinion: textbook” / Federal education agency of the RF, State institution of higher professional education Tver State University. Тver: Tver State University, 2005.

13. Power. Politics. Government and civil service: analytical reference book. М.: Academic project: Тriksta, 2006.

14. Course of criminal court procedure: textbook in 3 v. / Russian Academy of education, Moscow psychological and social institute; under the editorship of V.A. Mikhailov. М.: МPSI publishing house; Voronezh: МОDEK, 2006.

15. Geopolitics: textbook / under the editorship of V.A. Mikhailov; RPANEPA. М.: RPANEPA publishing house, 2007.

16. Russia’s international security under globalization / under the general editorship of V.A. Mikhailov, V.С. Buyanov; RPANEPA, Institute of strategic evaluations and analyses, Kabardino-Balkar Fuel company ОАО Oil Company Rosneft. М.: RPANEPA publishing house, 2007.

17. Globalization: textbook / under the general editorship of V.A. Mikhailov, V.С. Buyanov; RPANEPA. М.: RPANEPA publishing house, 2008.

18. V.A. Mikhailov Abkhazia. South Osetia. Russian perspectives in the Caucuses. Expert report of Informpolitprognoz agency. М.: ID MISiS, 2009.

19. V.A. Mikhailov “On the Issue of evolution of state and national identity of Russians// Phenomenon of Russian identity”. Monograph by a group of authors. М., 2011.

20. V.A. Mikhailov “Some strategic approaches to the attainment of social and political stability in the North Caucasus // Inter-ethnic harmony is the basis for overcoming extremism and terrorism, establishing the rule of law: methodological, ideological, concept and theoretical, legal, and analytical and forecast aspects. Multiagency research report. М., 2011-2012. volume 4 (42).

Training courses:

- theory and history of nation and national relations;

- state national policy and management of ethno-political processes;

- ethno-political conflicts;

- Russia’s foreign affairs.

He is the co-author of training programs for persons working for the bachelor degree and specializing in “Russia’s regional studies” and for the magister degree in “National and federative relations”.

Vladimir Federovich PRYAKHIN, DSc (political science), PhD (history), professor, chair of world policy and international relations, Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU).

V.F. Pryakhin graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the Ministry for Foreign Relations of the USSR in 1967 and from the MGIMO distant learning post-gradual course in 1977. In 1968, he began to work at the Ministry for Foreign Relations of the USSR at various diplomatic posts at the central offices of the USSR and Russian Ministries for Foreign Relations and abroad. From 1995 to 1997, he was deputy director of the Fourth Department for the CIS countries; from 1997 to 2002 - senior advisor at the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the OSCE in Vienna; from 2002 to 2003 he was deputy director of the Second Department for the CIS countries of the Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs; from 2003 to 2007 - Ambassador, head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia; from 2007 to 2009 - Ambassador, head of the OSCE Office in Tadzhikistan; from 2009 to 2010 - professor of the Moscow City Pedagogical University; from 2010 to 2011 - chief advisor to the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia in Bishkek.

V.F. Pryakhin’s sphere of scientific interests includes theory of international relations and conflictology.

In 1976, he was the first person in the USSR to defend the theses on the issue of multipolarity world. At the same time, the Hungarian journal “Nemzetkoezi Szemle” published his first article on this topic titled “Goliath’s Dilemmas”. In the field of conflictology V.F. Pryakhin combines academic studies with practical work at the international organizations (UN and OSCE).

As a member of the Russian National Committee for the support of the Club of Rome and a member of the Council for Global Issues of the All-Russian Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences, V.F. Pryakhin became famous for his unordinary approach to today conflicts as a part of the general civilization crisis. His latest monograph on this topic called “How to survive? New ideology for the mankind” was published with a foreword of the Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

He has received awards from the Governments of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Tadzhikistan.

Principal publications:

1. “How to survive? New ideology for the mankind” /a foreword of the OSCE Secretary General Marc Perrin de Brichambaut. Preface by DSc (technical sciences) А.P. Fedotov. М.:Ves Mir Publishing House, 2008.

2. Threats and Challenges in the 21st Century. Proceedings of the International Conference, October- November, 2006, Yerevan.

3. Regional conflicts in the post-USSR area (Аbkhazia, South Osetia, Mountain Karabakh, Тadzhikistan, Trans-Dniestria). М.: Gnom Publishing House, 2000, reprinted in 2002.

4. Presentation at the UN and OSCE Bishkek International Conference “Strengthening of security and stability in Central Asia: stepping up all-out efforts to counter terrorism” (December 13 – 14, 2001) “Scientific and technical progress and terrorism” (Attempt of a systematic approach).

5. Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and Problems of Central Asia, Moscow Journal of International Law, Number 2/2000/38, April-June 2000, in Russian.

6. Mankind Road to the Stars, Allied Publisher Private Limited, Bangalore - Bombay - Calcutta - Hyderabad - Lucknor - Madras - New Delhi, 1988 (in English).

Tatiana Vasilyevna KARAGZE, DSc (philosophy), head of the chair of politology and sociology of the Moscow State Pedagogical University, professor of the chair of political sciences, school for humanities and social sciences of the Russian Friendship University.

Sphere of academic interest: political philosophy; methodology of political science; world civilization processes; chrono-politics.

   
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