Dr. Vasile SIMILEANU
Abstract. The Black Sea has always been a challenge in the evolution of Romania. Its coastline has attracted South Eastern European cultures and civilizations, which have restricted access to the world’s seas of indigenous peoples. Historical developments have marked their impact on the socio-historical and cultural evolutions of the current riparian states of the Pontic basin. The intersection of the interests of the great Asian and European powers has had a negative impact on the promotion of the national interests of these states. The worst period was represented by the Soviet occupation and the imposition of “playing rules” foreign to the national identity of the Pontic peoples. Taken as the black sea, Pontus Euxin would play a bad role for the interests, especially Russian, which had been removed after 1989. These frozen conflicts, which gather more black mills on regional stability, were left behind by the USSR. NATO and EU ascents have not fully succeeded in removing all Russian Soviet stables for Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia. Stalin’s shadow still gathers storm clouds over the Pontic basin. Unfortunately, the new leadership of the Kremlin copied indie Stalinist strategies out of the desire to hold the supremacy of this sea! But let’s not forget, the Black Sea is blue! No matter what Russia wants, Eurasian space will win.
membru asociat al Academiei Oamenilor de Ştiinţă din România, Preşedinte fondator AGIC