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Russian vision towards Romania as a member state in Euro-Atlantic structures

Author(s): Pavel Moraru
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Editura Universitatii LUCIAN BLAGA din Sibiu
Keywords: Romania; Russian Federation; Bessarabia; Romanian-Russian relations; European Union; NATO

Summary/Abstract: The tension in Romanian-Soviet (Russian) relations has been present during the twentieth century till the present day. The reasons for this situation, obviously, are related to the events that have occurred in the not too distant past. The situation is still complicated by the fact that Russia, based on the Soviet past is dominated by the idea of revenge. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in Russia has appeared a mentality and a desire similar to that of the Germans after they had been imposed the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles. The different approach on historical events of the two states still maintains the subjective opinion of the Russians towards Romania. The same situation, based on historical issues and the soviet position of the Russia, is present also in their relations with Finland, Poland, the Baltic States, Japan, etc. So, the Russian vision (official and unofficial) towards Romania is dictated by the different perception of the history and by the Soviet dogma which still has a decisive role in this respect. In these circumstances we are witnessing a strong offensive media propaganda by the Russian Federation. The most recent action was the release of a propagandistic documentary film titled "Romania as a Western anti-Russian policy instrument". This film that we are going to analyze in this article was made by the Russian Institute for Strategic Research in August-September 2011 and presented on Russian television channels.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 111-121
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian