Ethical values, which Russia is guided in its foreign policy more attractive to many countries than the "amorphous" installations West, Professor University of Rhode island Nicholas Petro in the publication, published by The National Interest.
in his vision, the system of "moral coordinates" of Russia differs from that adopted in the West. Most importantly, Russia considers the unique cultural development of each nation, and strongly opposes attempts to enforce any one set of moral values in international politics. While the U.S. and its allies contend that Western values are the worldwide standard, and seeking ways of bypassing international institutions, promoting a world order supported by them, notes the analyst.
Another difference is relative to the world's religions. Russia considers most appropriate for the international order of cultural values that are common to traditional religions - Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. And in the West believe that a world Commonwealth is obliged to seek for concepts, alternative world religions, taking the benchmark inherent in the modern Western culture of individualism, secularism, and modernization, says Petro.
Other countries are "very positive and helpful" respond to "soft power" of Russia that uses culture and religion in their own efforts to create, for example, the Eurasian Union, stressed the analyst. According to him, Ukraine and Georgia seeking NATO membership, are the exception rather than the rule.
In many non-Western countries, in particular in the BRICS countries, resonate "two simple signal" supplied by Russia. 1st is that to keep pace with the Western model of development certainly not for success in this world, you can be true to yourself. The second signal agitates challenge to prevailing Western notions of the positive aspects of the consumer society, writes Peter.
"in the world increases the feeling that the West, which Still dominates in terms of power, strength, wealth and resources, lack of cultural and spiritual potential, which helps to overcome the multiple global crises," - says the analyst.
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