The Yearbook contains materials on the most acute international crises and problems. The main theme of the issue of «Year of the Planet» is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on main trends over the world. The Yearbook contains analytical surveys and articles deal with the key problems of the world economy and modern international relations. Considerable at-tention is paid to the problems of overcoming the pandemic consequences, to political and economic processes and trends in the USA, China, India, Japan, Germany, Britain, France and other countries of the world. Also the developments in the realm of nuclear arms control, new trends and old problems in the Middle East and Post-Soviet space are investigated in the book.