Behind the Curtains of the Czech-Russian Diplomatic Conflict

Shishelina, Lyubov (2021) Behind the Curtains of the Czech-Russian Diplomatic Conflict. Köz-gazdaság, 16 (3). pp. 49-56. DOI

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As a result of the Czech-Russian political conflict that began on April 17-18, 2021, there appeared trends in the relations between Russia and Central European countries that are capable of rolling them back to the period of "velvet revolutions”. The conflict started with diplomatic withdrawals on the Czech side and then on the Russian, gradually had been enriched by the new and new accusations thus transforming it into a general political conflict, the unprecedented escalation of tension between Moscow and Central Europe since transformational revolutions here. At the same time, it revealed the intentions of the sides to seek recognition of their rightness at any cost. The history of this largest confrontation between Prague and Moscow since 19G8 is based on the unsettled nature of many issues of post-Soviet coexistence, such as the parity of diplomatic representation, as a result of which the Russian embassy in Prague turned into the second largest after London. In addition, there was a lack of political reform of in the Czech-Russian relations, taking into account the Czech Republic's membership in the new Euro-Atlantic structures against the background of clearly progressing economic cooperation. Meanwhile, as the author of the article states,the issues that have appeared on the surface of these relations require an immediate solution, which will be difficult – especially for Moscow in the light of the recently progressive confrontational nature of relations between Russia and both some individual states and Euro-Atlantic structures as a whole.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Russia, Czech Republic, bilateral relations, state interests, political reform, diplomatic scandal, conflict settlement
Subjects:Political science
International relations
ID Code:6821
Deposited By: Veronika Vitéz
Deposited On:21 Sep 2021 13:39
Last Modified:21 Sep 2021 13:39

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