In this 31-page document, published more than six months after war in Ukraine beginning, it is stated that Russia must “protect and expand the traditions and ideals of the Russian world”.
It also talks about the Russian diaspora and Moscow’s commitment to “support it”. “The Russian Federation supports its compatriots living abroad, ensuring their rights, aiming to protect their interests and Russian cultural identity,” the document added.
The doctrine states that Moscow’s ties with the country’s diaspora allow Russia to “strengthen its image as a democratic state striving for the creation of a multipolar world.”
V. Putin had previously complained for many years about the allegedly “tragic” situation of millions of ethnic Russians who, after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, remained to live in the territories of independent states, fate. The Russian president has called the collapse of the Soviet Union a “geopolitical catastrophe”.
The country’s new foreign policy doctrine also asserts that Russia must strengthen cooperation with Slavic countries, China, India, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. Not only that, bilateral relations should also expand with the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which were separated from Sakartvel, and which Moscow annexed in 2008. recognized the independent and self-proclaimed “people’s republics” of Donetsk and Luhansk in Eastern Ukraine.
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