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Spassky Е. N.

Dear Readers!

        We are glad to offer you the next thematic issue of our journal. It is the first issue devoted to socio-political issues since the editorial board decided to issue thematic issues. While forming the portfolio of the articles we proceeded from the fact that the theme of the issue would be influenced by the specific features of the Far Eastern specificity. Nevertheless the range of materials provided turned out to be so wide that we could not but go beyond the field of purely regional problems.

        The issue consists of two content units. The first unit includes papers that touch on different aspects of the socio-political and cultural-historical development of the Far East and the Asian-Pacific region. The authors focus on the following issues: socio-political security in the modern history of the Russian Far East; forms, problems and perspectives of the regionalization of East Asia; and the so-called "yellow peril" phenomenon considered as a sophisticated complex of international contradictions that deeply influenced the historical development of the Russian Far East. We think that a historical excursion into the formation of exit tourism in the Russian Far East and analysis of the role of the PRC political parties in the reunification of China will be of interest to our readers.

        The second unit of the issue presents a range of studies into the theory and practices of diverse branches of humanitarian knowledge. All the materials of the issue have something in common as they all concern an All-Russian range of problems: the recent 10th anniversary of the moratorium on the death penalty; theoretical capabilities of domestic conflictology; analysis of filters and asymmetries in regional labour markets; research in diasporas in the territory of Russia as national minorities; studies of the phenomenon of the "Russian idea" in the creative work of A. Tarkovsky; and the specificity of Russian research into elites. We also offer our readers several pieces of applied socio-pedagogical research focused on crisis phenomena in the social realization of childhood, adaptability of higher education teachers and the problems of formation of tolerance in students of higher educational establishments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the RF.

        Geography of the authors represented in this issue is wide and various which has already become a tradition of our journal and testifies to its spread within the Russian intellectual-communicative sphere.

Evgeny Spassky
Managing Editor of the Issue,
Deputy Editor-in-Chief

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