At the beginning of the 51st Munich security conference hosted its main working document - the Munich security report (Munich Security Report) with the name "Collapsing order, resisting the defenders" ( " Collapsing Order, Reluctant Guardians?" ), one Chapter of which is devoted to Russia.
" Most of the results of 25 years of work disappeared for a few months. Only four years ago in Lisbon member States of NATO and Russia said that they " began a new phase of cooperation towards a true strategic partnership." Today this message, it seems, comes from Another era, "begins the section of the report, called" Russia: the bear or the dummy " ( "Russia - Bear or Bust" ).
Relations Between the West and Russia in the description of the report's authors remind clinch: and at the same time, Western leaders have accused Moscow of violating international law and put her against a large-scale economic punishment, " the head of the Russian Federation centuries Putin has described himself as a defender of international law and made it clear that the Russian Federation will not bow before the face of large-scale international opponents.
Hard conflict in relations Between Russia and the West began in 2014, after the Crimean referendum on the connection to Russia, as a result of which the Crimea became part of the Russian Federation. In the West annexation of this territory was called annexation.
The military operation authorized by the authorities of Ukraine regarding the Eastern regions of the country with a predominantly Russian-speaking population, has exacerbated the confrontation. Accusing Moscow in support of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics, the EU and the US imposed first point penalties against private individuals and organizations, and then switched to measures against sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia has restricted the import of food items from countries that have introduced in relation to penalties: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.
however, according to the final data of the United Nations, victims of the fighting in the East of Ukraine became 5187 people, damage to health has received 11515 people.
Moscow has stated many times that is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. In the Russian capital campaigning Kiev to begin execution of the Minsk agreements in order to address the situation in the East of the country.
Of particular concern to observers is the so-called "Putin doctrine" in foreign policy of Russia, say the authors of the report." in March 2014, the Russian President has noticed that not Only Russian citizens, but not less widely identified group of Russian-speaking residents should receive protection from Russia ", - the report says.
" Will this logic involved in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, to be used in relation to other States with Russian-speaking minorities? Another open question concerns the fundamental orientation of Russian politics: Russia non-stop to turn away from Europe and to seek partnership in another place? Does the very Cabinet of Ministers of Russia about How deeply it wants to break off Relations with the West? As Moscow Will cope with the biting effects of punishment, steeply falling oil prices and massive outflow of capital?", - ask the authors of the report.
conclusion about the future direction Russia will take the head, according to the authors of the report." Putin denies that the Russian Federation must start on the path of self-isolation. Anyway, what path he chooses, known Only to him ", - reported in the document.
The Munich security report is an annual document on relevant trends and problems in the field of security, which includes Analytics, statistics, quotes, and advice on key issues of international security policy. MSR is a working document of the Munich security conference, but is open for free access. In addition to the Russian perspective, the main themes of MSP in 2015 become different aspects of the phenomenon in Ukraine, the development of Islamic terrorism, the problem of "hybrid warrior" and the current crisis of immigrants in the European Union. The report traditionally published in English.
51-I of the Munich security conference will be held from 6 to 8 February in Germany. It was founded in 1962 As a forum authorized the military departments of the member countries of NATO. Now this international discussion club, which involves policy, employees of the foreign Ministry, Soldiers, businessmen, scientists and public figures of not less than 40 countries in the world (members of NATO and the EU, and countries that play an important role on the world stage - Russia, China, Japan, India and others).
This year at the Munich security conference will participate in the Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, Senator John Sidney McCain, the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Russian Federation at the event Will be foreign Minister S. Lavrov.. In total difficulties, it is assumed 20 heads of state and government, and about 60 of Ministers of foreign Affairs and defense, as well as among them the Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.