Russia now - the owner of the brand on the guarantee of sovereignty and security in other territories. This brand needs to be developed, the political analyst Alexei Mukhin told the newspaper VIEW, commenting on the results of the international conference "Exporting Democracy and Network Technologies in the Modern Social and Political Process" held in Moscow.
On Thursday, an international scientific conference "Export of Democracy and Network Technologies in the Modern Social and Political Process" was held in Moscow. Leading experts - historians, political scientists, sociologists, public figures from Russia and foreign countries: France, Italy, Spain, Israel, USA, Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Uzbekistan were invited to the conference. The organizers of the conference were the Russian State Humanitarian University and the Foundation for Historical Perspective.
Representatives of the expert community discussed the problems of spreading "color revolutions", the mobilization opportunities of social networks and electronic media. Other topical issues of the practice of "exporting democracy" were discussed in the framework of modern methods and technologies of social communication that have become realities of the 21st century.
Director General of the Center for Political Information Alexei Mukhin addressed the conference with a report "Humanitarian Mission. The essence of information and military security in modern conditions and earlier. " In his opinion, exported democracy has turned into a product that a number of countries are trying to sell favorably to the rest, assuming the functions of an appraiser: whether a particular country corresponds to democratic norms or not. "This product has depreciated and even protoug a little. Trust in the sellers of this democracy is no longer there, "the expert believes.
Instead, Mukhin suggested introducing the concept of "humanitarian operation" - as a way of forcing peace and settling the territory during and after the hostilities. "It is the military that now has all the capabilities to conduct humanitarian operations. In particular, the Russian Ministry of Defense conducts a humanitarian operation in Syria. There are not only military actions, bombings of the "Islamic state," but there is also a building of a political system and infrastructure in the region for civilians, which facilitates their existence in the combat area, "the expert explained.
In addition, Mukhin suggested introducing the concept of "export of security and sovereignty." "None of the geopolitical players in the world now, except Russia, does not offer this kind of services. Russia, with the example of Syria, guarantees this sovereignty. The US had to do it, but from the 90-ies they abuse their position as a world leader and destroy sovereignty in different countries, I mean Iraq, Libya and so on, "the expert said.
As for China, he, in Mukhin's opinion, is not guaranteed by any of the countries of such sovereignty. "The exception, perhaps, is the DPRK, but there the issue is very complicated. But Russia now - the owner of the brand on the guarantee of sovereignty and security in other territories. This brand needs to be developed, "the expert believes.
Mukhin's theses were greeted with approval by the audience. In particular, Natalia Narochnitskaya, head of the Institute for Democracy and Cooperation, said at the level of public consciousness that this brand is already being read, therefore it is necessary to develop it and to some extent commercialize it.