On 22th – 28th of July Center for Strategic Studies within the co-operation of CIFE (France) had carried out summer school for young experts from various countries titled “Geopolitics in the Wider Black Sea area”. Program coordinator and summer school moderator, Mr.Ariz Huseynov opened theprogram and excitely welcomed all participants.
The first day, H.E. Mr. Oleg Serebrian, ambassador of Republic Moldova to France made a presentation on relations of post-soviet countries towards the Russian Federation. While talking with participants he particularly mentioned the conflicts in post soviet area such as; 1) Novorosia, Northern Bukovina, Circassia, Checnya, Dagestan conflicts are potential. 2) Crimea, Transdnestria, Kurdistan, Osetia, Abkhazia, Nagorno Karabakh are frozen conflicts in the CIS area.
Also Mr.Ambassador told about historical border changes of post soviet countries during the decades. For example:
Bulgaria (1913, 1940), Romania – Soviet border (1918, 1940, 1941, 1944), Moldovan – Ukrainian (1940), Georgian – Turkish (1918 – 1921).
Finally, Mr. Serebrian answered the questions of participants dedicated to Russian foreign policy to Ukraine and latest situation inside of Ukraine.