The Institute for China and Modern Asia of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ICSA-RAS) announced A Xi Jinping Thought Research Laboratory — the first foreign institute dedicated to researching the ideology of China’s lifelong dictator Xi Jinping — was established in Moscow on Thursday.
“We are aware that Xi Jinping’s ideas are shaping China’s policies today in many areas – domestic, foreign, economic, and even cultural, scientific, etc.,” said ICSA-RAS Director Kirill Babaev , which shows a reasonable understanding of the meaning of the term “dictator”.
“We also understand that this is a policy that will last not just for a year or two, but for much longer. Accordingly, it will determine China’s activities over a long period of time,” Babayev said, putting his finger on the “lifetime” part.
“We must know and analyze Xi Jinping’s ideas very well, because today China is our main strategic partner, the main economic partner. Therefore, in order to build ties most effectively, our government must have a good understanding of the ideological foundations for the development of today’s China,” he said.
ICSA-RAS said its Xi Jinping Thought Research Laboratory will be staffed with the top Chinese study specialists from a variety of Russian research centers, and will also develop ties with Chinese centers.
In 2025, the lab aims to publish a comprehensive monograph covering all of Xi’s ideas and examining their implications for the development of modern China and its relationship with Russia, its closest geopolitical ally.
Xi Jinping thought made into the scriptures in China during Xi’s rule and supplanted Marxism, Leninism and even Maoism, the philosophy of Chinese Communist Party founder Mao Zedong. Xi’s personality cult positions him as the most momentous Chinese leader since Mao, eclipsing even the architect of China’s economic revolution in the 1980s, Deng Xiaoping.
In 2018, Xi Jinping thought written included in the Chinese Communist Party constitution. The party claimed that the whole country was eager to study the dictator’s philosophy.
Xi’s ideas are mandatory reading in Chinese schools, up to college. Universities offer full courses on Xi’s ideas of “socialism with Chinese characteristics.” students are not permitted Question or challenge Xi’s writings.
Even the Chinese government created a smartphone app that bombards users with chunks of knowledge from Xi. Users obediently downloaded the program so many times that it became the most popular app in China discovered The app actually learned them, as it was full of spyware and gave communist apparatchiks superuser access to phone data.
The Chinese institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences spends much of its time flattering Xi, praising the brilliance of his writings and claiming that everyone in Russia studies them avidly.
In May, ICSA-RAS scientists claims Xi’s “scientific, practical and open” thoughts shape the development of the entire world by applying “Chinese wisdom” to “global development problems.” The fact that China’s economy is actually sputtering was deliberately ignored.