MOSCOW. OCTOBER 6, 2021. PIR PRESS. “I think world politics makes sense if we believe in the idea of progress. You know, it seems to me that there are two views of the world: cyclical – everything develops in a circle, there are cycles of peace and war, all states are created and disintegrate – and then, it seems to me, there is no special meaning in international politics. But there is another point of view: everything is spiraling, the world is becoming more humane and stable. And then progress can be considered the meaning. This idea is closer to me,” – Andrey Kortunov, Director General of RIAC.
EDITORIAL: “Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are,” says the well-known proverb. Every new issue of “Open collar” makes us feel proud of our friends. We conducted today’s interview with the Director General of RIAC, a member of the Advisory Board of PIR Center Andrey Vadimovich Kortunov. Andrey Vadimovich usually gives interviews and comments on international political issues. But this time we also managed to learn about his childhood and student life, his love of exact sciences and philosophy, reflections on modernity, freedom and justice.