External Factors of Geopolitical Processes in the South of Russia in the Context of Globalization and Regionalization

Dobaev I.P.


Russia is the largest country in the world, a civilization state, with its unique geopolitical code. To change this course, the identity of our country, to force it to wander in the wake of the geopolitical and foreign policy aspirations of other centers of power, a number of geopolitical projects based on “hard power”, “soft power” as well as “soft power” are being implemented in the Russian Federation and beyond its external borders. At the same time, due to the large-scale territory of Russia, the presence of its internal regions that are different in their characteristics, various projects are deployed by external forces in various directions. This article discusses the geopolitical projects of the main external forces projecting their influence on the South of Russia – the territories of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation that are part of the Southern and North Caucasian federal districts. There are eight republics there: Adygea, Daghestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Kalmykia, Karachay-Cherkessia, Crimea, North Ossetia-Alania and Chechnya, two territories – Krasnodar and Stavropol and three regions – Astrakhan, Volgograd and Rostov; in total 14 subjects of Russia.


Wahhabism, geopolitics, “collective West”, Islamism, Pan-Turkism, Panturanism, North Caucasus, South of Russia.

DOI: 10.31249/rimm/2020.03.01

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