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Aleksanteri Series 1:2008

Russia Forever Russia Forever?
Towards Working Pragmatism in Finnish/Russian Relations
Edited by Helena Rytövuori-Apunen

Aleksanteri Series 1:2008
ISBN 978-952-10-4095-5
354 p.
2 EUR + VAT 10 %

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The eastern enlargements of the EU and NATO have highlighted change in Russian/ European relations, which at the present time are the primary context for Finnish foreign, security and defence policies. Russia’s ‘perennial dilemma’ of contention and co-operation in her Northwestern rim again represents a trait of historical and conceptual continuity in
Russian/European relations. It is also the essential feature in the specifically Finnish tradition of political distinction and foreign relations.

This book argues that understanding the interplay of continuity and change in a long-term perspective is essential in the contemporary political constellation in which Finland is part of the EU and European cooperation and seeks to maintain good bilateral relationships with Russia. In the methodological sense, the goal is to develop the pragmatist study of international relations and Russian studies.


Osmo Apunen
Anni Kangas
Kari Möttölä
Arto Nokkala
Sergei Prozorov
Helena Rytövuori- Apunen