University of Phoenix
Don Case - COM/360
December 19, 2011
The distinction of the ideology is one of the main reasons of disagreements and conflicts in the intercultural communications. In one cultures the purpose of interaction is more important than a dialogue in others – the situation is contrary. When we say ideology we mean the concept of reality that is shared by special concerning culture or an ethnic accessory group of people. Even the countries that have the same history or the same roots may have poor intercultural communication because of some stereotypes or bias. The best example is the ...view middle of the document...
However, the new conflict in a gas question that became ripe at the beginning of 2009 was avoided.
Another negative direction in the actions of Ukraine is a propagation of “Holodomor” and blaming it on Russia.
Earlier the theme of Holodomor was one of the irritants in the relations of Russia and Ukraine, along with a language question and a problem round the Black Sea fleet, but it has became a reason for the diplomatic war. United Nations General Assembly became the theater of was where Kiev tries to bring a question on consideration the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933. In the end of October the Ukrainian delegation has extended among the members of the United Nations General Assembly draught resolution which has suggested to mention the 75th anniversary of holodomor in Ukraine.
The Russian side was very opposed to this initiative. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has accused Moscow of preventing “to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine by the international community as act of genocide.” An occasion for this purpose was a certain letter that the head the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov has supposedly dispatched to the colleagues from United Nations member countries. Lavrov asked him or her “to occupy a principle position and to resist the Ukrainian initiative in General Assembly because not only people in Ukraine died of hunger in 1932-1933, but it also touched the countries of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.”
There are also other negative actions of Ukraine that prevent the understanding between two countries. Ukraine is carrying out the combined naval and overland maneuvers with the NATO. “In 2007 the Ukrainian Minister of Defense has allocated $1,2 million for carrying out the combined military maneuvers. According to Sherstjuk (the head of the department of military cooperation of the Joint Staff of Armed forces of Ukraine), in 2007 Ukraine has planned 14 combined military maneuvers with the foreign states from which 5 will pass on the territory of Ukraine” (Guffey, 2010).
This is not the first year that Ukraine is planning to enter the NATO. Ukraine plans to pass from a partnership policy to a policy of perspective membership in the NATO, the course on the Euroatlantic integration is already kept as strategic.
Ukraine is also rendering the military help to Georgia in the Russian-Georgian conflict in South Ossetia.
One reason of the misunderstanding between the countries is disrespect of the Ukrainian authorities to the common history. Most of the regions in Ukraine decided to demolish the monuments devoted to the Soviet soldiers who liberated Ukraine from the fascists. Such actions were explained as an obstacle to the building of more shopping centers.
Ukraine is also known for its propagation of nationalism and heroics of national-fascists. Even though fascists took the millions of lives on the USSR population, Ukrainians seem to forget this fact.