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Kiselev S. G. At the Turn of the Millennium: A Geopolitical “Explosion” and Russia’s Geopolitical Revival. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Sociology. Politology, 2020, vol. 20, iss. 3, pp. 333-337. DOI:

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At the Turn of the Millennium: A Geopolitical “Explosion” and Russia’s Geopolitical Revival

The article analyzes the process of geopolitical transformation of contemporary world-system that began in the last decades of the 20th century – just after the defeat of the Soviet Union in the “cold war” that became a geopolitical “explosion”, geopolitical revolution, “geopolitical catastrophe”, as Vladimir Putin put it, which led to the termination of the existence of a bipolar geopolitical model, for many decades a highly reliable fastening system of international relations. As the legal successor of the USSR and one of the former geopolitical poles, Russia abruptly lost its status as a superpower for several decades. However, according to the author of the article, in recent years there has been a return of Russia to its former state of geopolitical status.


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