It is remembered, right after Orange revolution in Kiev one analytical center Russian Federation to which presentation arrived opened, forgive for in vain, misters Pavlovsky, Markov and others … Opening was accompanied хи - a hikanye of the Russian guests and, I report almost literally, the argument: "You be not afraid. In Kiev there are so much American centers and the analysts working for the European grants. Well, there will be one Russian, well here such, it isn't sick, even it is pleasant …" The Deposit remained unpleasant, but since then changed much.
In Kiev there is a lot of analytical structures and funds of the Russian Federation. Rossiysko - the Ukrainian relations became one of the main subjects of researches of political scientists, sociologists, a subject of round tables. We decided to make the small review of the most noticeable analytical structures of the Russian Federation working in Kiev.
Roszarubezhtsentr.Roszarubezhtsentr's activity as it is specified on his site, is aimed at the development of international relations and the statement abroad objective idea of modern Russia, its cultural, scientific, economic and spiritual potential. Roszarubezhtsentr tries to position himself as the international institute of national diplomacy, such as the German Goethe - Instituit, the French Alliance, the Greek cultural fund operating in Ukraine. But hardly such comparisons are pertinent as Roszarubezhtsentr is division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. And how many they wouldn't speak about preservation of the Russian culture and work with compatriots, but actually work of the center is an integral part of the Russian foreign policy tools.
I won't be unfounded. For example, there is a detailed instruction as the Ukrainian school students to receive the certificate of the Russian Federation. And you know what authors of works became scholars of Moscow Fund - the Crimea? (Within Roszarubezhtsentr various Russian funds and movements work).And so, grants encouraged authors of works: "Preservation and development of Russian and the Russian culture in Taurida", "The Russian question" in the German occupational policy and promotion on territories of the Crimea of 1941-44 ", " speech influence. Problem of preservation of the Russian culture in the Crimea and its decision" and others. Fight for formation of consciousness is not only tactics of the Russian Federation. The European Union uses such term as investment in future generation. They too select, support and untwist those scientific and pseudoscientific projects which will allow to hold this or that stereotype this or that problem, this or that representation as the dominant defining human consciousness.
If to people all the time to repeat that human rights and democracy are defining questions of our life, it is possible to expect that people for whom it becomes valid value will grow up. And if in society subjects of the Crimean war, Suvorov and Rumyantsev's nice victories and heroic defense of the Crimea are constantly beaten, it will lead to that for considerable part of inhabitants of the Crimea is imagined the general with Russia history becomes a factor for formation same imagined the general with Russia today.
If to visit the website of the mentioned center and subordinated to it funds, occasionally, and not to reflect on its propaganda role, it is possible to have fun with all the heart, reading, for example, headings that "The Crimean Tatars ask to protect them from Yushchenko's genocide", or "America shuffles Rada, as a pack". Or, here having come, on the page of Compatriots and Homeland fund, namely in the section "Second Homeland" I found there a verse on love for the country and the Ugra River. On the same site it is in detail told how to become the participant of the program of resettlement of compatriots and separately - presentations of the Russian regions. But I a little поуспокоилась as Russian-speaking and ukrainomentalny compatriots hardly will once lock themselves in a framework of marginal Russian movement.
Rossiysko - the Ukrainian information centerit is founded in 2006 by the deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation (nowadays the representative of the Russian Federation in NATO) Dmitry Rogozin. On a site of the center it is told that its main objective is "restoration of civilized dialogue and adjustment of horizontal communications between political and economic elite of Russia and Ukraine".
In 2006 the known Russian foreign affairs specialist Alexey Bogaturov in private conversation noticed that in Russia to be engaged only in Ukraine "западло", and researches of Ukraine are entered in wider research programs because "the relations of the Russian Federation and Ukraine are function of the relations Russia - the West".
But in the last two years the situation changed. Under Ukraine money - probably began to be allocated, the Russian Federation already understands, what even in the presence of the powerful power lever, the main fight will be conducted for souls and minds of people. And let Russians while only replaced tactics, instead of strategy, let them only try to change tone, but at least it is pleasant that they learn to talk to us. As well as is pleasant that in the Russian Federation understanding of grows ripe that Moscow needs to think of the relations with Ukraine.
The comments often published by the Russian research structures, and in particular the above-mentioned center, look considerably, however during more detailed discussions, we often had to be convinced, what even the appointed heads of the Russian structures look and argue much more moderately, than it is accepted on official Russian TV channels. Rosukrtsentr's guests were as well as members of the State Duma, and representatives of the Russian opposition.
Ukrainian branch of Institute of CIS countriesall of us well know. Equally, as well as his Moscow director Konstantin Zatulin. Well we won't repeat everything about the CIS that already in a delicate form the Ukrainian political scientists stated. This structure exists while only because to the Ukrainian politicians a lack of time to issue adjustable papers. Or, it is possible because nobody wants to become the personal official grave-digger of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
For now to steam of last headings of a site "commonwealth": "Hysteria as a sign of an agony of the presidential power", "The summer season of repressions is open? ", "Ukraine throws strangleholds on a mouth of Russia". Public organizationRussian Media - the Centeryet doesn't show big activity in Kiev. Though in its plans and a press - rounds of the Ukrainian journalists, and carrying out extensive discussions. But while it is hard to say, than they are remarkable.
The most serious structure I seemed us KievInstitute of studying of Russia.We can't consider it as the center founded, the Russian Federation as, in - the first, precisely we don't know it, in - the second, from eight young scientists of the center seven - Ukrainians, whose publications and personal summaries speak about them, as about the quite national focused experts. Among sources of financing of the Center - private campaigns. Founders of the center don't specify, which campaigns. But I don't exclude that it can be Russians.
From the Russian side the editor-in-chief of The Expert — Ukraine magazine Iskander Hisamov here is presented. (I remember when at one conference in Kiev the Russian guests requested the translator from Ukrainian, Hisamov, then the organizer, confusedly smiled and I asked the Russian guests "to listen attentively simply attentively to Ukrainian and, I assure, "all of you will understand, I already understand everything though not so long ago in Kiev"). Business - elite of two countries realized need and gives money for comprehensive monitoring of the relations between two countries, the people, dynamics of bilateral trade, etc.
Analysts of this center for the first time operate quite really with "schitabelny" sets of indexes which accurately reflect different aspects and dynamics of the relations between Russia and Ukraine and are calculated on the basis of these opinion polls and a large number of statistical data. The used methodology can't but please as shows that, at least, a certain part of expert community prefers to depart from the traditional ideologized analytical designs ("geopolitics", "spheres of influence", "architecture of safety") both addresses and looks for the concrete answer to a specific question. Why the relations such who is guilty and what to do. Among the institute purposes - a producing analytical materials for the people making decisions