I. V. Bakhlov, О. V. BakhlovA (Saransk, Russia). Russian-Hungarian relations: the stages of evolution

DOI 10.15507/2076-2577.010.2018.01.062-074

Russian-Hungarian relations: the stages of evolution

Igor V. Bakhlov,
Doctor of Political Science,
Head of the Department of General history, Political Science and Area Studies,
Ogarev Mordovia State University
(Saransk, Russia), bahlov@mail.ru

Olga V. Bakhlova,
Doctor of Political Science, Professor,
Department of General history, Political Science and Area Studies,
Ogarev Mordovia State University
(Saransk, Russia), olga.bahlova@gmail.com

Relations between Russia and Hungary are the longest in comparison with other countries of the Finno-Ugric world, and they need to be seen as embedded in a multi-level historical geopolitical systematics. The object of research in the article are Russian/Russian/Soviet-Hungarian relations; the subject is their content and dynamics at different milestones of historical and geopolitical development. The main tasks are the identification of key stages, conditions and factors of bilateral and multilateral interaction; identification of specific characteristics and main results for each specific stage; determination of potential and guidelines for further cooperation.
The study is based on the materials of international treaties and agreements, official documents on the results of bilateral meetings, and internal conceptual documents. Basic methods of research are systematic, comparative and historical analysis. Within the framework of a multilevel analysis, Russian-Hungarian relationships, their factors and determinants are characterized. The great importance is paid to the method of studying documents as sourses of information about the totality of events within bilateral relations and tools for representing the interests of their most prominent participants, including in the internal dimension.
The study of a complex of documentary and theoretical sources made it possible to trace the process of the formation and development of bilateral relations since the Middle Ages. The peculiarities of each of the identified stages were revealed and their internal periodization was given, research estimates and interaction results were compared.
In general, Russian-Hungarian relations are indicative in terms of overcoming historical and other disagreements and contradictions. They demonstrate positive dynamics and have favorable prospects for further development, primarily in the areas of international conflicts and crises, high technologies and innovations, intercultural dialogue, in the fuel and energy sector.

Key words: Austria-Hungary; Treaty; Soviet-Hungarian relations; agreement; Russian-Hungarian relations; Finno-Ugric world; evolution.

For citation: Bakhlov IV, Bakhlova ОV. Russian-Hungarian relations: the stages of evolution. Finno-ugorskii mir = Finno-Ugric World. 2018; 10: 1: 62–74. (In Russian)

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