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Sanna Turoma
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Kaarina Aitamurto
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Maarit Elo-Valente
maarit.elo-valente [at] helsinki.fi

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Miikka Piiroinen
miikka.piiroinen [at] helsinki.fi

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Past Aleksanteri Conferences

Andrzej Stelmach & Stanislav Zyborowicz (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)

Wojciech Nowiak & Dominika Narozna (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)

Panel abstract: Russia in Polish Political Science Research Perspective. Selected Problems

Russia has an important place in the study of Polish social sciences. This is closely connected with some factors like historical, political, strategic and cultural heritage. Historical experience, which has been often difficult and painful, is an important factor in shaping the contemporary relations between the two states and societies. The contemporary world is setting new scientific needs through the diagnosis of the contemporary situation give the opportunity to shape relations that are characterized by partnership, taking into account the diverse potentials of both countries.

We believe, there are three important basic social areas: the structural and functional political aspects, according to which, the public authority is exercised in both states, the role of mass media in organizing social processes and the image of socio-political reality of Russia in the Polish socio-political science studies. The diagnosis of social reality is an important point for the formulation of ideas, strategies and tactics. Its aim is to realize its national interests, including its partner's interest. Polish participation in the Euro-Atlantic structures creates new situations that generate tension and crises in bilateral relations. The context of international relations is an extremely important factor in shaping the relations between the two countries and societies. The media does not only present the existing situation, but it is also shaping the contemporary world. The aim of the researchers is not only to build empirical models depicting the reality of the past, present and future, but also to formulate demands, which should be reflected in the normative models. The creation of another plane for mutual understanding between the two communities may become the contribution of scholars in the process of building friendly relations between the two societies.