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Vladimir Stakheev

Biography

Vladimir Stakheev is Russia Direct's multimedia editor. As a professional photo journalist and videographer, he has travelled all over Russia and produced hundreds of multimedia features for Russia Beyond The Headlines, Al Jazeera and a number of Chinese-language publications. Vladimir graduated from the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas in 2005 with a degree in economics. Despite this background in economics, photography and filming has been his real passion since childhood.

11.02.2016

RD Insight: Economic crisis persists, so why is Putin's ranking still high?

RD Insight: Economic crisis persists, so why is Putin's ranking still high?

Russia Direct interviewed top three experts to understand why the ongoing economic crisis doesn't affect the approval rankings of the Russian President

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10.02.2016

RD Insight: What Kremlin has to do to find common ground with the West

RD Insight: What Kremlin has to do to find common ground with the West

Amidst the ongoing confrontation between Russia and the West, Russia Direct interviewed three foreign policy experts to understand what the Kremlin should do to see eye-to-eye with the West

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08.02.2016

RD Insight: Dmitri Trenin gives his take on the US presidential campaign

RD Insight: Dmitri Trenin gives his take on the US presidential campaign

Amidst the 2016 presidential campaign, the Director of Carnegie Moscow Center talks about the odds of Russian President Vladimir Putin finding common ground with the next U.S. President

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29.01.2016

RD Insight: Is ISIS threat overestimated?

RD Insight: Is ISIS threat overestimated?

Itai Sened of Tel Aviv University explains the differences in Russian and U.S. Middle East policies and offers his perspective on how Israel views Russian involvement in the region

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28.01.2016

RD Insight: Top economists talk about the trade-offs of investing in Russia

RD Insight: Top economists talk about the trade-offs of investing in Russia

Russia Direct got in touch with Russian and foreign economists to discuss problems related to the investment climate in Russia during a period of high risk and unpredictability

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27.01.2016

RD Insight: Will the economic crisis in Russia drive people to the streets?

RD Insight: Will the economic crisis in Russia drive people to the streets?

RD interviewed Russia's prominent political experts to figure out what are the odds of the current economic crisis driving people to the streets and turning into a political one?

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25.01.2016

RD Insight: Will anti-Russian sanctions be lifted in 2016?

RD Insight: Will anti-Russian sanctions be lifted in 2016?

Prominent economists share their view on how long the Russian economy can withstand low oil prices and whether anti-Russian sanctions will be lifted in 2016

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22.01.2016

RD Insight: Reasons for Putin’s high approval rating revealed

RD Insight: Reasons for Putin’s high approval rating revealed

Russia Direct spoke to prominent Russian sociologist Alexey Levinson in order to find out the reasons for Vladimir Putin’s high approval ratings

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21.01.2016

What are the main challenges for the Russian economy in 2016?

What are the main challenges for the Russian economy in 2016?

RD Insight: Russia Direct asked prominent economists about what challenges the year ahead holds for the Russian and global economy

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20.01.2016

What are the main geopolitical challenges facing Russia in 2016?

What are the main geopolitical challenges facing Russia in 2016?

RD Insight: Plummeting oil prices, threats from the Middle East and rapprochement with the West top the list of Russian geopolitical challenges

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