Author Biography

Assistant at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Silesia in Katowice; master of political science (specialization: international relations) PhD candidate in political science. Her research interests include: the policy of unrecognised countries, armed conflicts in the post-Soviet area, Moldova's foreign policy and international security.



Subject Area Keywords

Foreign policy, International relations, Russia, Security policy, Security studies, Strategy


The aim of the article is to analyze and characterize the use of cooperation with the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic by the Russian Federation to strengthen its position in the competition for power with the states of the euoratlantic space. During the initiated research, research methods and techniques characteristic of qualitative research were used, e.g. analysis of documents and statements of leading political decision-makers from Russia and Transnistria. The results of the research unequivocally show that strengthening the statehood of the parastatal state is one of the instruments of the Russian Federation, thanks to which it pursues its strategic goal - maintaining the position of a hegemon in the post-Soviet area, which strengthens its adaptability in strategic competition with the West for power. The functioning of the pro-Russian Transnistria in the composition of Moldova enables Russia to influence the policy of this country, exerting pressure and preventing it from dynamising the process of integration with Euro-Atlantic structures (primarily with the European Union), while retaining it in its traditional sphere of influence.