Yaroslavl Global Policy Forum

Yaroslavl Global Policy Forum
September 7th to 8th Global Policy Forum took place in Yaroslavl, Russia. This is the third event of this kind, firmly patronized by the president of Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev. This time the main theme of the forum was “The modern state in the age of social diversity”.
Problems of cultural differences, multicultural policy statecraft in conditions of social diversity should constitute the axis of discussion, which was attended by hundreds of experts, media representatives and politicians from 25 countries worldwide.
For president Medvedev, the forum became a regular political self-presentation: all the words, so mellifluous to his foreign sympathizers were repeated again. “Complex society with many influence centers and groups requires further decentralization of the state. “Development vector of Russian Federation lies in transfer of government functions to public organizations”, president said particularly.
In his opinion, for cultural diversity in Russia to be maintained next means are well-enough: “financial and informational support to nongovernmental organizations” and “assisting citizens in their access to new independent sources of information, including development of digital television and broadband internet”.
Recalling the role of the internet in safety assurance in Egypt, Libya, Syria and Britain, couldn’t help think about the plane crash that occurred on the opening day of the forum near Yaroslavl, that claims the role of its gloomy, but the exact character.
Global security became another theme of the forum. In this sense, no less symbolic was the presence at the event of the architect of Soviet Union defeat in the war in Afghanistan, the ideologist of atlantist aggression in Eurasia, Zbigniew Brzezinski. The main message of his speech, as expected, was the need to provide a single point of global security in the area “from Vancouver to Vladivostok”. According to former National Security Advisor of the U.S., current forum in Yaroslavl may give a start to building of such a global architecture.
As an obligatory tribute to the US-centric “international consensus”, a Russian expert on the Middle East, Yevgeny Satanovsky, reminded everyone about the Iranian nuclear threat.
It seems that the only adequate conclusion from all of what was happening at the forum was made by the permanent representative of Russian Federation to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin. “Russia should strengthen its missile defense system” – he says – “otherwise, firstly, we will be taken out of consideration, and then we will get the problems of our own security”.