The final day of the XVI Diplomatic Seminar was opened by Alexander Losev, member of the Presidium of the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy, Director General of Sputnik Asset Management, who gave lecture "Providing national economic and digital security under current conditions":
Dr. Alexey Fenenko, Associate Professor at the Department of International Security of the Faculty of World Politics at Lomonosov Moscow State University read lecture "In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the fascist Germany's attack on the USSR. Has the experience of the Great Patriotic War taught us anything and brought us together?" The expert presented a perspective of a political scientist on the events of 1941: it was not just the Germany's attack on the USSR, it was also beginning of the Yalta-Postdam world order:
"The geopolitical world today is becoming geoeconomic and military aspects are becoming secondary. All future confrontation will be of hybrid, nonlethal nature. This being said, the goal of the war is still the same – it is "the word convenient for a winner". We are entering the century of protectionism and mercantilism. The superpowers are trying to create their own world order around them and protect it by all means. It is unknown how the world will change by the third decade of the 21st century. Only big players have the future – those, who can control economic and media space not only on their territory, but also around them".
"All world orders went through the same logic of development: each of them ended with a 30-year war. There is a point of view that World War I and II are one conflict, the so-called third 30-year war. Considering such an approach, we have a different picture of international relations".