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Vasilenko S.A. – The influence of the crisis in Ukraine on Russian-Australian relations

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Vasilenko Sergey Andreevich, 5th year student of the Faculty of Oriental Studies and History, Pedagogical Institute of the Pacific National University (Khabarovsk) Abstract: The crisis in Ukraine has changed not only Russia’s relations with European countries, but also with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia. The sanctions imposed by Australia against Russia and […]

Missiles for milk: how Russia offered NZ military hardware to settle dairy bill

Former PM Jim Bolger ‘absolutely stunned’ to be offered a nuclear sub and two MiGs in lieu of money, new book reveals. Russia made the unusual offer of two MiG fighters in 1993, when it was struggling to pay its debts after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Photograph: AAP/MiG Jet Adventures. How do you […]

Russian bravery award for Tauranga man

By Stuart Whitaker of the Bay News Bill Chapman with the Ushakov medal he has been awarded by the Russian government for bravery and valour during the Arctic Convoys of World War II. Photo / APN They were described by Winston Churchill as the worst journeys in the world. The Arctic Convoys supplying Russia during […]

Australia-Russia Relations: A Developing Partnership

Speech at New Economic School Moscow (check against delivery) Thank you, Dr Sergei Guriev, for your welcome. I am delighted to be at the New Economic School on my first visit to Russia as Foreign Minister. The school has served Russia’s private and government sectors since its formation in 1992 and has a reputation as […]

Valery Timoshenko – Australian Policy Towards Asia-Pacific Region at the Turn of the XX-XXI Centuries

Australian Policy towards Asia-Pacific Region at the Turn of the XX-XXI Centuries

In the beginning of 2004, the Australian government announced plans for an unprecedented expansion of military forces in the country that will turn the“green continent” to one of the leading military powers in order to “become a key ally of Washington in conflicts all around the world” [1]. Such controversial decision was the result of […]

Valery Timoshenko – Oceania: the Forgotten Problems of the “Unnecessary” Region. Part 1

Oceania – the edge of an infinite number of islands in the South Pacific has long been considered kind of “paradise” on earth, a place where there is peace and tranquility. For a long time Oceania was under the watchful eye of Western countries, primarily the United States, Britain, France and Australia. After the Second […]

Valery Timoshenko – Raskol-Gangs оr New «Sandpit Generals»

More than forty years passed since Brazilian writer J.Amadu wrote his famous novel “captains of the sands” about the life of Brazilian waifs. Hollywood already filmed the less famous movie, having raised infant inhabitants of the slums to the rank of “generals”. But problems disclosed by the authors still worry general public all around the […]

Stuart McMillan – NZ Should Benefit From Russia Being in WTO

Getting Russia into the World Trade Organisation makes sense for all trading nations, including New Zealand. Russia may be able to join before the end of this year or early next. The European Union lifted its objection late in October and Georgia was reported ready to lift its objection in the last few days. The […]