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Ekaterinburg - the vector of economic performance of Russia’s relationship with Asia
Gabriela IONIȚĂDialogue with Vadim Rudolfovici Dubicev - Deputy Head of Administration of Sverdlovsk region governor, director of the Department of Political Information governor
Mr. Vadim Dubicev, very soon the city will host Ecaterinburg SCO Summit (Organization for Cooperation of Shanghai). How does the preparations?
The estimation of preparation of city is conducted by a federal organizing committee. Control is produced very hard and daily. Already the high estimation of motion of preparation is presently given to the summit. Ekaterinburg prepares to arrival 7000 guests. It is a very serious amount of people, who we want to offer the best conditions.
SCO Summit is one of the most important meeting in the world. Tell us more details about the preparations made for receiving distinguished guests.
It is known that without development of transport, business and infrastructure, providing a deserving reception for such high-level event is difficult. Therefore it was approached the most serious appearance to the problem of modernization of regional infrastructures, perfectly understanding in Ekaterinburg that it is good reason for development of Sverdlovsk region in its entirely.
I should mention here the measures taken for the development of transport infrastructure. The governor of Sverdlovsk area, Edward Rossel, has given special attention to airport «Koltsovo» – which are an “air gate” of Middle Ural. It will be ready to accept all the basic types of planes to summit SCO. Opportunities of recently constructed modern terminals, and also new hotel complexes, including hotel at the airport, will allow to provide to the full requirements for life-support of passengers and visitors of city. Among the «road» themes it is necessary to tell about introduction in build the railway express train from airport «Koltsovo» up to railway station. The road «Koltsovo» - Ekaterinburg» is expanded – today, the fine modern autobun. A many of new hotels set to the work, the existing is modernized. For example, opportunities of new ultramodern hotel «Hyatt» allow not only to receive the high-ranking visitors of a various rank, but also to conduct any international conferences.
Yekaterinburg is an important cultural center ....
Yes, of course. We are ready in this issue, too. Cultural establishments, museums, theaters and other such institutions revised reconsider time of the work, create new programs and expositions. The visitors of Ekaterinburg can take advantage of special booklets for simplification of “navigation”.
In general, hosting some events at a high-level requires serious efforts from local authorities. But at the same time provides an opportunity for increased visibility globally and regionally. Obviously, through accredited journalists. What can you say in this regard?
The heads of area have approached to development of a telecommunication infrastructure as seriously, that for such huge country as Russia is very sensitive theme. The inhabitants and visitors of Ekaterinburg can feel an advantage of the newest kinds of connection to the full today.
Due to application of the newest technologies opportunities of all cellular operators have essentially increased: the cover zone communication, including the most remote areas of area has extended, the capacity of numbers has increased, quality of connection due to application of modern оptic-fiber connection has considerably improved. The participants of the summit, and 1100 journalists from the different countries of the world, can take advantage of a satellite communication. Moreover, to the media was arranged in hotel «Atrium Palas Hotel» the round-the-clock press centre equipped with everything necessary for this purpose. Naturally, to take advantage of the advanced equipment will give an opportunity and already mentioned hotel «Hyatt». I shall repeat, that in view of geography of Russia, the development of telecommunication is especially difficult, but a priority task for us.
Yekaterinburg will be the vector of economic performance that Russia will use to develop relations with Asia?
Before answering this question, I shall remind, that idea to transform city in “capital of cooperation” of the Asian direction belongs to governor E.Rossel. Sounded several years ago, it has firstly made impression of fantasies, of a dream very difficult to realize. However in due course this idea has started to be realized at active support of president (actual premier) Vladimir Putin and Minister for Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov. Moreover, beyond the merit of lobbying the governor - life has forced to recollect it, and experience the depth of this idea. Already now we can evidently be convinced of its realness, the urgency to implement and, the main thing - in working capacity. Moscow and St. Petersburg, working on the “own” directions of foreign policy, everyone cannot capture and provide to the full on a background of active economic growth of the country all requirements of the external relation of Russia. Therefore is quite comprehensible to talk about «the third center», which to be the core and vector of performance of economic development of Russia to the Asian direction. This work has begun long before a decision-making on carrying out of the Summit SCO in Ekaterinburg, and will not make off at once.
What are the prospects which arising from here?
The prospects are truly remarkable. But an investments into economy of Sverdlovsk area are most desired directions now, in my opinion. Presently the internal market of Russia can not consume all products, producible the Sverdlovsk area – almost 50% workplaces of area created due to the presence of orders from abroad. Thus the countries SCO are significant consumers of production of the enterprises of area. Under such circumstances development of mutually advantageous economic relations with regions of the SCO countries is equivalent to development of economy of Ural on the whole. The maintenance of growth of the investment into region – is an indispensable condition of increase of competitiveness of our regional enterprises. Work in this direction gives a result already. As an example I shall present the agreement signed recently by governor E.Rossel and Bank of China acceding to Middle Ural of credit line on a 1 billion of euro.
It is impossible also to underestimate value of humanitarian sphere of cooperation - there where cultural, linguistic, personal communications - there are joint business develops successfully. And if we talking about linking between the economy and culture, I’m convinced that the existence of one without the other is impossible. Knowing the culture of another nation, a different mentality national system of values, leading to the development of good relations of partnership. And I think that friendship should be replenished with an intelligent and can be indicated in this plan than an economic activity with mutual benefits.
Another aspect is the development of diplomatic relations Sverdlovsk region – issue which Eduard Rossel give a colossal importance. At present in Yekaterinburg are open about 20 consulates of other countries, of which the first was the U.S.. Any consulate signifies a opportunity for the region in the way of development of bilateral economic relations with the country represented by the diplomatic department. Consulate is like a “window” that improves significantly the establishment of economic relations.
President Dmitry Medvedev and Premier Vladimir Putin believes that the current context of global financial crisis, paradoxically, will help establish SCO position on the geopolitical scene of a world with multiple centers of power. Understand that SCO takes pole position of regional power on Asia-Pacific region?
A difficult question. I think, the answer still is searched by authors of this multinational organization. Specialists and experts who examine process of development, becoming of SCO, more precisely contours of the answer will be outlined. But, in my opinion, the global world obviously requires regional steady political-economical constructions ensuring that a viable power which would provide both durability to regional economy, and banal safety, the right to a life of people living in these territories. It is obvious, that the USA does not consult with the role of the global base of a design of safety taken on - all over the world, without exception. We like it or not, there are limits on the possibilities for any superpowers. SCO is a real example of such a regional sustainable construction.there are limits of opportunities at any superpowers. SCO is a fine example of such regional design.
In the end, would ask you to list the principles of the SCO that you consider key of the vault of this regional organization...
I would name two basic principles, which are in found of the mental and legal heritage of all countries of the SCO. First, recognition of the right to existence and their own destiny in the decision for any country in the world. Secondly, I mention the concept of euroasiatism, an idea close to Russian people mentality, but rather difficult to understand for those who are not in a position to live at the interference of two continents and cultures with perceptions as different.
Interview conducted by Gabriela Ioniță and Igor Iablocikov
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Revolutia din decembrie 89: Pacatul originar, sacrificiul fondator este prima carte dintr-o serie de sapte volume dedicate ultimelor doua decenii din istoria României. Nu am pretentia ca sunt detinatorul unui adevar politic, juridic sau istoric incontestabil, si sunt gata sa discut si sa accept orice documente, fapte sau marturii care pot lumina mai bine sau chiar altfel realitatea. Educatia mea stiintifica si religioasa m-a ajutat sa cercetez faptele în mod obiectiv, eliberat de ura sau intoleranta. Recunosc însa o anume încrâncenare în ceea ce am scris venita din durerea unui om care a trait în miezul evenimentelor si se simte lovit de acceptarea cinica a crimelor, abuzurilor, coruptiei si minciunii, sau de indiferenta la fel de cinica cu care sunt înca privite de catre o mare parte a societatii românesti.... Am scris aceste carti de pe pozitia victimelor mintite sau speriate, care nu-si cunosc sau nu-si pot apara drepturile. Le-am scris de pe pozitia milioanelor de români cinstiti care cred în adevar, în dreptate si în demnitate. Emil Constantinescu (text preluat din Introducerea cartii).
MINTEA CEA SOCOTITOARE
de academician Mircea Malita, Editura Academiei Române, 2009 În volumul de eseuri Mintea cea socotitoare, aparut la Editura Academiei Române, acad. Mircea Malita formuleaza în crescendo o serie de întrebari grave ale timpului nostru: Daca omul este rational, de ce se fac atâtea greseli în economie
sau în politica?; Daca rationalitatea nu e de ajuns, care ar fi rolul întelepciunii?; Din viitorul imprevizibil putem smulge portiuni, daca nu certe, cel putin probabile?; Ce si cum învatam pregatindu-ne pentru viitorul nostru?; Este în stare omenirea sa îsi vindece crizele?; Ne asteapta oare un dezastru final? s.a. De-a lungul anilor, acad. Mircea Malita a staruit asupra acestor teme în lucrari recunoscute, însa acum o face raportându-se la dinamica realitatii imediate, inspirat de cuvintele lui Dimitrie Cantemir: socoteala mintii mele, lumina dinlauntrul capului. Eseurile sunt structurate pe patru parti - Mintea senina, Metaforele mintii, Mintea învolburata si Privind înainte. Finalul este de un optimism lucid care tine seama de potentialul de rationalitate si imaginatie al mintii umane si, fireste, de generatiile tinere care îl pot valoriza benefic.
Această carte de poezie este seismograful de mare sensibilitate care înregistrează cele două întâlniri ale sufletului, deopotrivă cu URÂTUL care ne schilodește ca ființă, ca neam, dar și cu FRUMUSEȚEA sufletească nepoluată ce stă ca o fântână cu apă curată pe un câmp plin cu peturi și gunoaie nedegradabile. Ce poate fi mai dureros decât să surprinzi această fibră distrusă de aluviunile istorice încărcate de lașități, inerții, apatii, compromisuri devenite congenitale ale românului? Vibrația versurilor, directețea lor, simplitatea dusă până în marginea cotidianului paradoxal n-au efect distructiv asupra tonusului moral al cititorului, ci produc neliniștea cea bună, cum ar spune Sfinții Părinți. Citești în revolta și durerea poetei un mănunchi admirabil de calități: o demnitate neînfrântă, o fiziologie a verticalității și, mai ales, o inimă creștină, o inimă din ceruri, cum ar spune poetul latin. Căci, în această inimă din ceruri, există lacrimi deopotrivă pentru românul umilit, distrus până și-n visele lui, dar și pentru copilul din Gaza, cu sufletul și trupul chircite sub șenilele tancurilor unui război ce tinde să devină mai lung decât viața lui, ale unui război-viață, lacrimi pentru copilul evreu ce nu a putut fi salvat de la deportarea bestială, lacrimi pentru Tibetul sfâșiat. Și toate acestea fără impostura unui ecumenism sentimental, ci izvorâte din acel suspin curat românesc ce face esența lacrimii creștine. (Dan Puric)
ISLAMUL SI SOARTA LUMII - Fundamentalismul islamic ca ideologie politica de Virginia Mircea "Islamul si soarta lumii - Fundamendamentalismul ca ideologie politca invita la o reflectie mai adanca asupra porceselor lumii contemporane. Judecata critica si independenta a autoarei a produs o lucrare de o veritabila investigatie stiintifica, exact la momentul in care tema tratata deseori fara solutii si perspective ocupa scena din fata a politicii si problemelor mondiale. Cititorii o pot aseza cu satisfactie in bliblioteca lor de referinta. Vor fi mult ajutati in intelegerea evenimentelor care ne sesizeaza in prezent si intr-un viitor in care tema nu se va desprinde de mersul lumii contemporane." (academician Mircea Malita)