Russia's Diplomatic Academy presented new books in Biblio-Globus
Presentation of the eighth and ninth volumes of the “Moment and Eternity" series, written by rector of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Yevgeny Bazhanov, was held in the Biblio-Globus trading house. Using family memoirs, author tells about the time he traveled to Austria, Belarus, Great Britain, Germany, USA, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan and other countries with his wife Natalia Bazhanova, as well as analyzes historical, political and civilizational processes.
"Despite all of uniqueness of Japanese civilization, it took a lot from Chinese civilization. From 6th to 10th centuries, Japanese took a lot of things from Chinese. This is not surprising, because they weren't the only one's who did that. China was like ancient Rome and Renaissance Italy for all Asian nations. Japanese built their capital Kyoto based on the model of Chinese capital, they used Chinese hieroglyphs, classical Chinese literature, which is still being studied in Japanese schools, they use ikebana, kimono, as well as Confucianism and many other things. I wrote about all of that in these books," Yevgeny Bazhanov said.
Multi-volume books is a story about the life of Natalia Bazhanova, political scientist, scientist, diplomat and historian. She made significant contribution to study of international relations, global economy, ethnic groups and countries.
“All volumes of this book helped me to understand how wide the world is even better. In the past we knew little about what is happening in other countries, in other cultures,” Boris Yesenkin, director of the Biblio-Globus trading house, noted.
Books were published by trade and publishing corporation "Dashkov and Co". "The name of this series - the 'Moment and Eternity' - already says a lot. It has great philosophical meaning. Books show that human life is just a moment, a moment in our historical development. But if person leaves something behind, his legacy becomes an eternity," Leonid Dashkov, director of the "Dashkov and Co", said.
Eighth and ninth volumes cover period from 1993 to 1999.
"What's really interesting is that Yevgeny Petrovich continues to maintain civilizational approach to analysis of the modern world even in latest volumes. It seems to me that this is one of the most successful methods of evaluation what's happening in the context of what we have learned about this world and our Soviet period," head of the department of world economics of the Diplomatic Academy, Petr Tolmachyov, stressed.
Presentation was attended by Askar Akayev, who served as president of Kyrgyzstan in the 1990s. According to him, works of Bazhanov family memebers really helped him in his career.
"Articles and books of Evgeny Petrovich and Natalia Evgenyevna had details and information that was unbelievable for that time. They helped to build good relations, gain trust of the other party, agree on fruitful cooperation. Basically, articles and books written by Evgeny Petrovich and Natalya Evgenyevna helped us a lot," Askar Akayev said.