As before, the latest issue of the “West – East – Russia” Yearbook covers major events, processes and trends of 2014 related to interactions between the developed Center and World Periphery and Semi-Periphery. Russia’s interests and positions in this context is important theme for us. Special attention is given to conflicts in Ukraine which were meaning not only at national or regional level, but also led to a restructuring of the World political space, confrontation between the West and Russia. Different problems in separate regions (including East Asia, South-East Asia, Latin America, Africa, CIS etc.) are examined. As usual, there is some information on ecological problems, academic activities and recently published books.