Corona, Welt und Wissenschaft
The chapter 1) introduces the latest volume of the conference proceedings of HSE's annual German conference "Welt und Wissenschaft", 2) reviews emerging trends in policy-responses to the Corona epidemic, and 3) highlights two recent publications on the German-Russian relationship.
This work investigates various aspects of Russian-German relations today. It analyzes the bilareral dialog between the two states, addresses the portrayals and perceptions of Russia and Germany, looks at social and political practices in the two states and presents a comparative perspective of these issues.
This article elucidates the results of analysis into the impact of media piracy on major Russian streaming services. The authors turn to scholarly investigations, Russian anti-piracy legislation and theoretical works and opinions of representatives of the music and video streaming service industry. The novelty of the study consists in the identification of modern piracy practices and features of streaming services operation in the context of a global pandemic. The authors supplement existing research with new stages in the development of media piracy and conclude that the level of media piracy in the world has increased during the pandemic. Some possible ways to combat media piracy in the new reality are suggested in the article. In particular, the development of alternative marketing instruments and support of selfregulation in the fight against media piracy as a substitution of rigid legal regulation, which is not always effective.
The article discusses specifc issues of the reliability of statistics on the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the comparability of similar statistics across diﬀerent countries. All countries faced challenges, regardless of the level of well-being and social system. However, the examples outlined in the article refer mainly to large economies, each of which for at least one year from 1980 to 2019 produced more than 1% of the global GDP. The organization of the health care system in these countries is diﬀerent, and only the general requirements of WHO could provide information on the spread of the pandemic in comparable formats.The authors formulated the problems of identifying those infected with Covid-19 and mortality statistics, indicating the various impact of the pandemic on deaths. It has been shown that the formal application of the WHO recommendations to the identifcation of infected persons and diﬀerences in the practical use of these recommendations in diﬀerent countries can give poorly comparable results. The example of Russian statistics illustrates that it is possible to compare the operational data on the mortality of those infected with the coronavirus with the data on the total mortality in the country. Attention is drawn to the example of statistics from Germany, demonstrating the possibility of practical overlapping of the excess mortality rate and the operational data on the mortality of those infected with Covid-19.Data on daily increments of infected, dead, and recovered per million people allows one to see the nature and prevalence rate of the pandemic in diﬀerent countries in a comparable format. The largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases in some countries in 2020-2021 reached 2-3 thousand per 1 million population, while in others - it was less than 30. In most countries under review, daily deaths' peaks amounted to less than 40 cases, but there were other countries for which these peaks did not exceed 10 cases or less per 1 million population.In conclusion, the report identifes six all-cause mortality factors associated with the pandemic and social distancing demands formulated by the American Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. According to the authors, it would be interesting to learn the experts' assessment of how realistic and benefcial it is to know how to keep track of these factors. It would improve the quality of international comparative analysis of socio-demographic indicators.
The main task of the publication "Perm-Duisburg: the history of industrial cities in the 20-30s of the XX century" is to give a broad picture of the life of the two cities from 1923 to 1938. Against the backdrop of economic turmoil, people's daily lives are taking place, the infrastructure of cities is changing, factories and factories are being built, transport is developing, and new architectural styles are emerging - constructivism in Russia and Bauhaus in Germany, new trends in culture and art are emerging and developing. All these processes, which demonstrate both similarities and differences in the development of Perm and Duisburg, are reflected in this publication.
New political, social and cultural reality in the first five years since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
This edited book presents analytical reports dеvoted to the
main political and economic events in Germany in 2017. The
authors consider the main features of the German economy,
the foreign trade sphere, digital and energy transformation,
the economic consequences of Brexit, German-American and
German-Russian economic cooperation, actual domestic polit-
ical tendencies, the changing role of people's parties, as well
as the transatlantic vector of Germany’s foreign policy
The article analyzes main trends of the international cooperation between Russia and Germany in the field of innovative development and modernization.