Academic periodic journal “The Herald of the Diplomatic Academy of the MFA of Russia. Russia and the World” is published by the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia since September, 2014 г. It is published quarterly. It is included in the List of the Russian reviewed academic journals in which the main scientific results of the dissertations for the bestowing of the academic degrees of doctors and candidates of sciences are to be published as recommended by the Supreme Attestation Commission (VAK) under the RF Ministry of Education and Science (came into force on Decemner 1, 2015. The journal is included in the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI). The mission of the journal is to disseminate the results of Russian and foreign studies on the specialties: “historic sciences and archeology”, “economic sciences”, “political science”, as well as to hold “round tables” to discuss the trends and forecasts in those spheres. The journal is designed for professional researchers, analysts and practical experts in the field of international relations and a wide range of readers interested in external policy of Russia and foreign countries.