Центрально-Восточная Европа в европейском политическом и историко-географическом контексте

Translated title of the contribution: Central-Eastern Europe in the European Political and Historical-Geographical Context

Николай Алексеевич Баранов

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Abstract

Uncertainty with a correlation of the countries and the people living in the geographical center of Europe is caused by economic, cultural, confessional, political and other signs. The countries of Central and Eastern Europe were allocated from the European context in view of their cultural and historical features. These states which were historically a part of empires after world wars were located between great powers and served as a watershed between the Western and Eastern Europe with which Soviet Russia was associated. During socialist transformations in countries of Eastern Europe industrialization of the economy was successfully carried out, social problems were substantially solved, the international conflicts are frozen. However, when weakening the political center on which the created imperious vertical kept the East European countries began to look for new support. In this situation connection with the western structures gaining dynamics, the process of rapprochement with which began to develop actively since the end of the 1980th became the only option of self-preservation for countries of Eastern Europe. After the disintegration of a socialist system, and then the Soviet Union the countries of Central and Eastern Europe were focused on the European integration structures. Nevertheless, the mental features of the people inhabiting the region of “median Europe”, created within centuries do not allow to change in root values and political perception for a short time that does not allow to influence social standards to a great extent. Despite the turn which was built for the accession to the European Union, dividing lines in Europe did not disappear that demonstrates the political nature of processes on the continent, despite the high need for cooperation for the solution of urgent European problems.

Translated title of the contributionCentral-Eastern Europe in the European Political and Historical-Geographical Context
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)137-153
Number of pages16
JournalПОЛИТИЧЕСКАЯ ЭКСПЕРТИЗА: ПОЛИТЭКС
Volume15
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2019

Keywords

  • CENTRAL EASTERN EUROPE
  • Central Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • "MEDIAN EUROPE"
  • integration

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