the outstanding analyst Cesare Marchetti once observed that nations behave like people. Just like people, they engage in intrigue, they envy and have showdowns under the influence of emotions. an anthropogenic approach toward international relations often manifests itself in political jargon, when, with regard to an entire nation, they say, “smack them in the mouth,” “kick ass,” “jitter nerves,” “punish” and so on. If we follow this analogy, a question arises about the importance of the value system in international relations. Do values play the same important role in relations between nations as they do in relations between people? and if they do, what is the specificity of British geopolitical ethics? and in what ways does it differ, say, from Russian ethics?