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Мещерина К. В., Петров Н. И. Азия и Африка сегодня. 2013. № 7. С. 65-68.

In spring 2013 the amazing exhibition of works of Orient art «Classical Art of Islamic World from 9th to 19th centuries. Ninety-nine names of God» was presented in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. Especially for this exhibition 99 masterpieces were selected from Mardjani Foundation collection based in Moscow since 2006. Their number corresponds to the beautiful names of God recited by Muslims in their prayers.

Added: Oct 14, 2018
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Meshcherina K. Asia and Africa today. 2015. No. 1. P. 35-38.

For nearly four years the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has been shaken the next «round» of the crisis. Clashes on ethnic and religious grounds don’t stop, exacerbated by opposition of various armed groups. Analysis of these dramatic events and issues related to their reconciliation was devoted III conference held 2627 November 2014 in the Institute for African Studies RAS (previous conferences were held earlier in May 2011 and June 2013). There were more than 20 reports; discussed issues related to the exacerbation of socioeconomic, political and ethnoreligious conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa and a new level of these conflicts; the impact of the crisis events on the situation in the other African countries; the further development of the region after the «Arab Spring».

Added: Mar 13, 2017
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Karpov M. Asia and Africa today. 2007. No. 3.

«Algebra of the Chinese Harmony. The Place and Meaning of the 6th Plenary Meeting of the CC of CCP in October 2006” // “Asia and Africa Today”, 2007 № 3

Added: Sep 21, 2015
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Meshcherina K. Asia and Africa today. 2016. No. 3. P. 42-44.

This year Russian Egyptology Society celebrates the 160th anniversary of the birth of the famous orientalist, Egyptologist, collector and traveler Vladimir Semenovich Golenishchev (1856-1947). For 30 years he collected oriental - Egyptian and Near East - antiquity items which are stored today in the Museum of Fine Arts (GMII) them. A.S.Pushkin. In honor of the 160th anniversary of the birth of V.S.Golenishchev the museum hosted an exhibition - «Two Amenemhat»: portraits of the king of the Middle Kingdom.» A restored in the workshops of the museum is one of the most unique items of his collection - an ancient burial shroud.  

Added: Jun 9, 2017
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Бондаренко Д. М., Теслинов А. Г. Азия и Африка сегодня. 2014. № 1. С. 53-59.

The article tells about the expedition of a group of managers from the post-Soviet states to Western Africa (Benin, Togo, and Ghana), in October – November 2012. The expedition organized jointly by the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the “DBA-Concept” scientific and consulting group, was led by researchers – the article co-authors. The expedition’s aims were both educational and research: diving into the worlds of African cultures, its participants searched and found in them parallels with their own professional and life experience which were to accelerate their further career and personality progress in the future. There is much to be learned about the importance of the continent’s culture for the present-day globalizing culture from what main “discoveries” these educated, successful Africa first-time visitors did.

Added: Oct 8, 2014
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Karpov M. Asia and Africa today. 2000. No. 1.

“Nights of Macau. Portuguese Colony on the Eve of the “Motherland’s Embrace” // “Asia and Africa Today”, 2000 № 1

Added: Sep 21, 2015
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Issaev L., Azizi H. Asia and Africa today. 2019. No. 8. P. 15-20.

This paper discusses Russian and Iranian economic activity and interests in Syria and focuses on two macroblocks. First of all, it seems to us important to highlight the level of trade and economic cooperation between Russia and Syria, on the one hand, and Iran and Syria, on the other. If for Iran’s economic relations with Syria, it should be noted that although the country has long been one of the top priority targets for Iranian trade and the trade interactions between the two sides were on the rise before 2011, the Syrian Crisis caused bilateral trade to fall drastically. However, Russian economic interests in Syria do not look so obvious and convincing. If we talk about the Russian economic presence in Syria after the Arab spring, it would be more correct to consider the interests of individual Russian businessmen and representatives of the economic elite in specific projects in Syria. Also, this work will be devoted to the difficulties faced by Moscow and Tehran in the implementation of their economic and investment projects in Syria and prospects of cooperation and competition between Russia and Iran. Given the close partnership between Iran and Russia in supporting Bashar al-Assad government, this paper also takes a look on the prospects of economic cooperation or rivalry between Tehran and Moscow in Syria and shows that no mechanism has yet devised by the two parties to manage their competition and promote cooperation in Syria’s economic sphere. Of note, this paper deals exclusively with Iran and Russia’s non-military economic activities in Syria and does not cover issues like arms exports or military aids of the two countries to the Syrian government.

Added: Aug 10, 2019
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Issaev L., Azizi H. Asia and Africa today. 2019. No. 9. P. 11-17.

This paper discusses Russian and Iranian economic activity and interests in Syria and focuses on two macroblocks. First of all it seems to us important to highlight the level of trade and economic cooperation between Russia and Syria, on the one hand, and Iran and Syria, on the other. If for Iran’s economic relations with Syria, it should be noted that although the country has long been one of the top priority targets for Iranian trade and the trade interactions between the two sides were on the rise before 2011, the Syrian Crisis caused bilateral trade to fall drastically. However, Russian economic interests in Syria do not look so obvious and convincing. If we talk about the Russian economic presence in Syria after the Arab spring, it would be more correct to consider the interests of individual Russian businessmen and representatives of the economic elite in specific projects in Syria. Also, this work will be devoted to the difficulties faced by Moscow and Tehran in the implementation of their economic and investment projects in Syria and prospects of cooperation and competition between Russia and Iran. Given the close partnership between Iran and Russia in supporting Bashar al-Assad government, this paper also takes a look on the prospects of economic cooperation or rivalry between Tehran and Moscow in Syria and shows that no mechanism has yet devised by the two parties to manage their competition and promote cooperation in Syria’s economic sphere. Of note, this paper deals exclusively with Iran and Russia’s non-military economic activities in Syria and does not cover issues like arms exports or military aids of the two countries to the Syrian government.

Added: Sep 9, 2019
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Костелянец С. В. Asia and Africa today. 2019. No. 9. P. 56-62.

Over the past decade or even longer, a lot has been contemplated and written about the need for Russia to «return» to the African continent. An increase in the importance of Africa’s resource, human and economic potential within the emerging model of world development is undeniable, and with Russia once again claiming to be a weighty player on the global arena, it cannot but seek to expand its presence on the continent to restore its international standing. The first Russia-Africa Summit poised to take place in Sochi (Russia) in October 2019 attests to the growing importance that Moscow attaches to the continent. In recent years, within its new foreign policy approach to Africa, Russia has established special relations with a number of African countries. Russia developed particularly close cooperation with Sudan, just short of establishing a full-fledged strategic partnership, raising hopes in Moscow that it gained a viable foothold on the continent and, consequently, access to farther parts of the continent. Indeed, Russia capitalized on its standing with Khartoum as it managed to penetrate politically and economically into the Central African Republic. On 11 April 2019, Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir was removed from power by the Sudanese military and placed under arrest. This put Moscow, which was seen as a close ally of the ousted President, in a precarious position. Even so, the present study argues that the intensity of political and military relations and the convergence of national interests have laid a solid foundation for the close friendship and comprehensive ties between Russia and Sudan. However, the shortcomings of Moscow’s economic policy for Africa in general and Sudan in particular must be addressed promptly if Russia were to establish itself on the continent.

Added: Sep 28, 2019
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Костелянец С. В. Asia and Africa today. 2017. No. 6. P. 78-79.

The book The New African Civil-Military Relations (Pretoria, 2015, 213 p.) contains a selection of papers dedicated to discussing the nature of the relationship between civilian and military institutions in the context of democratization processes in African countries.

The collective work aims to analyze various aspects of civil-military relations (CMR) on the examples of Libya, Benin, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, and Lesotho. Most of the papers were initially presented at the 13th International Conference of Africanists "Society and Politics in Africa: Traditional, Transitional, and New", which took place on May 27-30, 2014 at the Institute for African Studies, Moscow.

Added: Mar 3, 2018
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Karpov M. Asia and Africa today. 2001. No. 9.

“Snow Domes of the Himalayas. Three Weeks “on the Ground” in Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh” // “Asia and Africa Today”, 2001 № 9

Added: Sep 21, 2015
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Karpov M. Asia and Africa today. 2000. No. 8,9.

“Successes and Anxieties of the “Other China”. Recent Social and Political Developments in Taiwan” (Two articles under the same title) // “Asia and Africa Today”, 2000 № 8, 9

 

Added: Sep 21, 2015
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Karpov M. Asia and Africa today. 1999. No. 10.

“Was Deng Xiaoping Cleverer than Mikhail Gorbachev? Early Stages of Transition in former USSR and People’s Republic of China” // “Asia and Africa Today”, 1999 № 10

Added: Sep 21, 2015
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Старикова Е. О. Азия и Африка сегодня. 2019. № 2. С. 64-69.

The article analyzes the issues of the processes of localization of Vietnamese Catholicism, namely the issues of the cult of ancestors among Vietnamese Catholics, the veneration of national saints, canonized in 1988 by the Holy See, as well as the phenomenon of the "Vietnamese" Our Lady of La Vang, which was re-imaged in 1990-s as an Asian woman dressed in the Vietnamese traditional dress áo dài by American emigrant Nhan Van. This article examines history of the La Vang Sanctuary, the process of Vietnamization of Our Lady of La Vang and the attitude of the Holy See toward the indigenization of the religion among Vietnamese Catholics. This image is very popular among the Vietnamese Catholics diaspora in USA, where about 20 parishes and shrines are consecrated to Our Lady of La Vang. In 16-17 centuries the Chinese Rites Controversy became the largest controversy in the history of Catholic Church, but the attitude of the Holy See toward the cult of ancestors changed in 20 century, especially after the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). Today Vietnamese Catholics have the permission of the Holy See to venerate their ancestors.

Added: Dec 7, 2018
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Ершов Ю. А. Азия и Африка сегодня. 2008. № 6.
Added: Oct 30, 2008
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Давидсон А. Б. Азия и Африка сегодня. 2010. № 9. С. 64-66.

This article is about the life of Dmitry Bystroliotov (1901-1975), a Soviet intelligence officer, about his adventures in the Sahara desert and the Congo in the 1930s. Some information about Bystroliotov and about his trip emerged many years after his death, in the 1990s. But even today much of the story remains mysterious. Bystroliotovs first publications although a mystery too appeared in our journal in 1963. We continue the story on the basis of what has come to light since then.

 

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Added: Oct 4, 2012
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Мещерина К. В. Азия и Африка сегодня. 2015. № 4. С. 43-46.

For nearly four years the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has been shaken the next «round» of the crisis. Clashes on ethnic and religious grounds don’t stop, exacerbated by opposition of various armed groups. Analysis of these dramatic events and issues related to their reconciliation was devoted III conference held 2627 November 2014 in the Institute for African Studies RAS (previous conferences were held earlier in May 2011 and June 2013). There were more than 20 reports; discussed issues related to the exacerbation of socioeconomic, political and ethnoreligious conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa and a new level of these conflicts; the impact of the crisis events on the situation in the other African countries; the further development of the region after the «Arab Spring».  

Added: Mar 13, 2017
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Королев А. С. Азия и Африка сегодня. 2018. № 12. С. 30-36.
Added: Jan 5, 2019
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Турьинская Х. М. Азия и Африка сегодня. 2012. № 11. С. 18-21.

The article dwells on two major international events held in Africa in the first half of 2012 - that is the World Economic Forum on Africa held in Addis Ababa (May 2012) and the first New York Forum-Africa held in Libreville (June 2012). These two international forums attracted participants not only from African countries, but also from other regions of the world. They were attended by hundreds of statesmen and public figure, political scientists, economists, financiers and experts from dozens of countries. They discussed the problems of the present and the future of Africa, its place and role in modern processes taking place in the global world.

Added: Oct 16, 2014
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Костелянец С. В. Азия и Африка сегодня. 2016. № 5. С. 29-34.

The growing tensions of the recent years in the Middle East and North Africa are accompanied by an unprecedented level of open military intervention of global and regional actors - as part of temporary international coalitions of different formats - in the internal conflicts that erupted in a number of countries of the region. This article discusses the parameters of African participation in Saudi Arabia-led military operations in Yemen. It aims at explaining the reasons that prompted Riyadh to seek partners for a coalition among the African states and the motives of the latter.

Added: Mar 3, 2018
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Деминцева Е. Б. Азия и Африка сегодня. 2009. № 9.
Added: Sep 30, 2013