The Astrakhan region, as a southern outpost of Russia and also the Caspian capital, today has a number of advantages and is of interest to international partners, both in the economic and humanitarian spheres. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Foreign Relations of the region Ilya Toropitsyn. He stressed that Astrakhan could be attractive for foreign business partners with its logistics capabilities.
Expert reports during the forum were devoted to both economic and humanitarian factors of international cooperation.
"Recent events taking place in the world are changing the paradigm of global economic integration. According to many economists, in the future the world will split into blocs, each of which will try to reduce the influence of the other. Countries increasingly give preference to reliability, security and direct huge investments to create production capacities within their territory," said Natalya Gorislavskaya, Candidate of Economic Sciences, Head of the Department of Finance and Accounting of ASTU. The expert cited the advantages and disadvantages of the processes of globalization and de-globalization, and also emphasized that economic sanctions are an economic weapon of mass destruction that affects everyone, regardless of whom they are introduced against.
"The global economy will not be the same: as a result of the crisis, new structures will inevitably emerge. They will turn out to be not so interdependent, but they will still allow for optimal economic exchange in terms of balances of interests. The scenario of a total economic blockade of Russia is unlikely," N. Gorislavskaya is convinced.
The report of the Associate Professor of the Department of Humanities and Psychology of ASTU Anastasia Sokolova was devoted to traditional values in the modern world. In her opinion, today we are witnessing a conflict of civilizations as a phenomenon of the modern globalizing world.
"The search for one's own cultural identity manifested itself in different ways in different eras. But Russia has always maintained the thesis that there is something more than just the interests and needs of the individual. There are metaphysical meanings that fill a person's life with a certain content. This is duty, responsibility to near and far, mutual understanding, conscience, tolerance, generosity, compassion, empathy - what is generally called "humanity" in Russia, - says the expert.
According to Sokolova, the modern world needs Russia with the mission of preserving traditional values. The message of the President of the Russian Federation V. Putin to the Federal Assembly says: "Spiritual and moral values, which are already forgotten in a number of countries, have, on the contrary, made us stronger. And we will always uphold and defend these values."
As E. Yukina, head of the Caspian-Eurasia Center for International Studies, noted: "New windows of opportunity are opening up for cooperation between Russia and the countries of Central Asia under the new geopolitical reality and changing cultural paradigms. Our countries are interconnected by a number of projects both in the economic and humanitarian spheres. Thanks to the reformatting of logistics flows, new transport corridors are developing. In the Eurasian space, the number of new types and types of entrepreneurship is growing, humanitarian cooperation is also increasing - branches of Russian universities are being created, double-degree programs are being opened, and the number of quotas for education in Russia is increasing."
Bakhyt Zhautikov, Vice-Rector of the Kazakh National Research Technical University named after. K. I. Satpaeva (Almaty) also recalled the decision of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to establish branches of Russian universities in the country, proposed to implement a double degree program together with the universities of Astrakhan, to establish the practice of exchanging students in various technical specialties, and teachers in order to advanced training.
Daria Matveeva, Vice President of the International Alliance of Strategic Projects BRICS for the Astrakhan Region, spoke about the growing interest in developing international relations based on civil society and culture within the BRICS countries.
One of the basic factors of Russian culture - Christianity and Orthodoxy - was dedicated to the speech of Associate Professor of the Russian Language Department of ASTU Dmitry Bychkov. "In the period of globalization, Russian literature turns to its aesthetic and ethical origins. In the literary space of modern Russia, a kind of artistic "separation" - "neo-medieval" - is gradually taking shape. The circle of works typologically corresponding to the "medieval" discourse is expanding due to the historical prose of D. Balashov, B. Vasiliev, V. Lichutin, V. Krupin, A. Varlamov, E. Vodolazkin," the expert notes.
All reports of the forum were informative and original. The participants of the forum proposed for understanding the most effective ways of constructively building the global global system, taking into account socio-cultural diversity, the deep spiritual component of Russian culture. Experts noted the strengthening of the phenomenon of the culture of cancellation, which turned into a cancellation culture. At the same time, Russia uses the entire world cultural heritage, and acts from the position of uniting East and West. According to the participants, it is impossible to stop the progress of civilization, any crisis leads to development.