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Marina Panyuzheva 
The peculiarities of U.S. conservative think tanks’ approaches to Russia presented by the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation are considered. The author thoroughly scrutinizes the U.S. experts’ views about Russian foreign and domestic policies. The focus of attention is on conflicts’ settlement in Syria and Ukraine. The conclusions about the reasons for hostile perception of Russia, Russian implicit phobia, the condemnation of its initiatives as well as the arguments for defending its stance are made.
conservative think tanks, containment, strategic rival, great power, Eurasianism, Russian phobia, aggressive behavior, modernization, American universalism and primitivism, propaganda
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