Eurasianism as an ideological basis for integration in the Eurasian space

Telegin D.S.


The article is devoted to the origins and history of Eurasianism and the Eurasian movement, analyzes the reasons why the ideas of Eurasianism not only did not lose their relevance at the beginning of the XXI century but also are an effective basis for integration processes both within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union and within the larger project «Greater Eurasia». The Eurasians divided Eurasia into a middle continent and two peripheral worlds. They believed that Russia could not be compared with the states of Europe since Russia was based not on a national but a spatial unity. Moreover, that a particular ethnic type inhabited Russia. All this points why the Eurasian idea is the basis of integration in the Eurasian space in the XXI century. In addition, this ideological concept has points of contact with the values of ASEAN, which is in a difficult position due to the confrontation between the United States and China. In the near future, the leaders of the ASEAN member states will have to choose between cooperation with China and traditional interaction with the United States. Therefore, ASEAN will need a third force, which Russia represents. The article discusses in detail the reasons why cooperation between Russia and ASEAN is mutually beneficial. There is already an effective way to link ASEAN and Greater Eurasia. The Northern Sea Route can become such a bridge. It is the key project that will connect ASEAN's political goals and economic needs and the «Greater Eurasia». Such a combination will allow us to fill the concept of «Arcto – Pacifica» with practical content.


Eurasianism; EEU; Greater Eurasia; integration; ASEAN; The Northern Sea Route; Arcto-Pacific.

DOI: 10.31249/rsm/2021.03.13

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