The geopolitical cosmology of the greater eurasian space



  • Pavel Karabushenko Astrakhan State University, Astrakhan, Russia
  • Olga Oskina Astrakhan State University, Astrakhan, Russia
  • Leonid Podvoysky Astrakhan State University, Astrakhan, Russia
  • Natalia Podvoyskaya National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”, Moscow, Russia


Eurasia, Caspian region, geopolitics, cosmological political worldview, models, elites, strategy and tactics, issues of war and peace


The geopolitical dimension of the Eurasian space involves the creating process of various architectural models of its world order based on different algorithms of behavior. The most figurative representation of this geopolitical geometry is presented by cosmological models describing not just the alignment of forces in the international scene, but also the motives and purposes of leading players’ behavior and the role of obvious and clear outsiders in this process. These constructions are based on different perceptions and understandings of national interests and values of specific political elites and their leaders, who create a vision of the future by means of this strategic planning. In geopolitics, visions of the future are doctrinal, declarative and embellishing in nature and they are also programmatic concepts of political elites and their leaders striving to express themselves outside their national state. These visions sometimes are mythological in nature, out of synch with reality and resemble utopian social projects. There is more destructive than constructive in such projects. It is crucial to quickly separate the myth (utopia) from reality for modeling geopolitical cosmology, to give a fact-based analysis of current trends, and not to go into the world of endless political fantasies. There are dozens of failed constructions for one successful project. The geopolitical cosmology of the Greater Eurasian Space is no exception here.