publication . Article . 2012

Evolution of Russia''s geopolitical interests and priorities in Transcaucasia

Kuznetsov, Oleg;
Open Access Russian
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: The Caucasus & Globalization (issn: 1819-7353, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Central Asia & Central Caucasus Press AB
Abstract
The author presents his conception of the evolution of Russia's geopolitical interests in Transcaucasia (the Central and part of the Southern Caucasus) caused by a gradual transformation of the military-strategic, political, ideological (including religious) ideas of the Russian elites at different periods. The author relies on a wide range of recent historical and political scientific studies, as well as historiographic surveys and scholarly works of the imperial and Soviet periods, to clarify his conclusions. The very fact of the changes that took place in the past and are still going on today and their vector confirms that Russia's top political leaders have ...
Subjects
free text keywords: RUSSIA''S GEOPOLITICAL INTERESTS, "SLAVIC" EUROPE, THE "ARMENIAN QUESTION"
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