THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Caspian summit in Astrakhan – will put an end to a certain status

2014. 3, pp. 089-095

Novoselov Sergey V. - Ph.D. (History),Associate Professor, Astrakhan State University, 20a Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation,,

To date, the uncertainty of the status of the Caspian Sea is one of the few cases in the international legal practice, where de jure against reservoir continue to apply the provisions of earlier agreements, but de facto legal status is no longer able to fully regulate relations coastal States. And although in recent years in the five-sided format was signed a number of important international legal instruments to protect the marine environment of the Caspian, but a breakthrough in the final settlement of the main issue of the definition of the legal status of the Caspian Sea is still there. However, against the background of Russia’s international authority can expect closer to resolve the accumulated problems over the years in the Caspian Sea region.

Key words: Caspian region, international legal status, state interests, protection of the marine environment, fisheries activities, regional forces, hydrocarbon resources, security, military activities, fight against terrorism and drug trafficking