Пандемия коронавируса в зеркале политэкономической реальности
This paper continues the series of papers published in the magazine, which analyzed the challenges of global crises in terms of their impact on the world politics and international relations. The authors highlight several features the pandemic crisis of 2020-2021 has, in particular the «global empathy», violation of the spatial logic of globalization, the spread of «infodemics», etc. The paper presents an extensive overview of current research on the Corona Crisis through the prism of social sciences. The common understanding of all the risks and dangers generated by interdependence, fragility of the transit world order, democratic institutions, and the inevitability of the common fate of humankind dictate the need for transnational cooperation, reforms in global governance, regional integration, and greater legitimation of supranational factors. The authors emphasize the importance of the «global health» category in international relations and its growing influence on the world order. It is emphasized too that the planetary risks derived from the ongoing crisis are inherently political. The coronavirus pandemic provides a compelling basis for bringing anti-crisis policy to the forefront of research in the whole range of «crisisology disciplines» like political science, world economy, global studies and environmental political studies, social psychology, international relations, political forecasting, and theories of sustainable development. The authors focus on the emerging opportunities for Russia, the implementation of which is associated with maintaining biotechnological leadership in the development of vaccines and its transformation into the improved international standing, trust, and soft power.