MINSK, 15 September (BelTA) - The clash between Russia and Europe is inevitable since a local civilizational war is already underway in the post-Soviet space, Director of the EAEU Institute Vladimir Lepekhin told the V Teme [On Point] project on BelTA's YouTube channel.
"Since 2010 the EAEU Institute has pursued a research into the civilizational development of the Eurasian space. I have repeatedly warned that a civilizational war in the post-Soviet space is inevitable. A local one is already underway and the civilizational border has passed not only through Ukraine but also through Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and the Baltic states. A clash with Europe is inevitable if we talk about the western borders of our Russian civilization," Vladimir Lepekhin said.
The same can happen on the southern border where Islamic civilization expresses its interests, the director of the EAEU Institute noted.