Ural Federal University: Sukhrob Rustami Discussed the Peculiarities of Central Asian Integration

Sukhrob Rustami, an Assistant of the Department of Theory and History of International Relations at the Ural Federal University, took part in the Andrey Gromyko Competition for Young CIS International Relations Specialists. In the finals he spoke about Central Asian integration and the specifics of the region.

“In the report I analyzed and highlighted the specific features of Central Asian integration. Among them are authoritarian regimes, clan and tribal authority, national and religious peculiarities, and other things. All these aspects are typical for such countries as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Iran, and Afghanistan,” Sukhrob Rustami said.

At the end of the competition, Anatoly Torkunov, Rector of MGIMO University, and Alexey Gromyko, Director of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Chairman of the Gromyko Association of Foreign Policy Studies, awarded the winners and finalists diplomas, prizes and souvenirs.

“A kind of network has already formed among the contest participants – many people get to know each other and communicate. Such an expert network begins to work for itself and for our countries. All these events are not just single events, not related to each other, but rather something that develops into a certain factor that affects not only our lives, but also the diplomatic processes of our countries and political processes,” added Alexey Gromyko.