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Ksenia Zubacheva

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Ksenia Zubacheva is the former Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Russia Direct. Previously she worked as an editor at the radio 'The Voice of Russia'. Ksenia holds a BA (Honors) in Oriental and African Studies from the Institute of Practical Oriental Studies (Moscow) and an MSc in International Relations from the University of Bristol.

28.07.2016

Russia Direct Report: 'Is Europe unraveling?'

Russia Direct Report: 'Is Europe unraveling?'

Britain’s historic decision to exit the EU has raised new questions about globalization, sovereignty and the future of the European integration project as well as the future of Russia-EU relations

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06.07.2016

Russia and India: An 'orphaned' relationship?

Russia and India: An 'orphaned' relationship?

Relations between Moscow and Delhi have long been taken for granted by policymakers on both sides. It is now time to take active steps to ensure the partnership does not follow a downward path

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01.07.2016

What does it mean to be Russian?

What does it mean to be Russian?

Russia Direct releases its new Issue in which prominent sociologists, political analysts and representatives of the younger generation examine the key features of Russia’s national identity and the ways it has changed since the collapse of the Soviet Union

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28.06.2016

The economic future of the Russian Arctic: Put on ice for now

The economic future of the Russian Arctic: Put on ice for now

At a major conference on the economic development of the Arctic, Russian experts and politicians outlined the practical steps that need to happen for Russia to realize its energy, infrastructure and geopolitical ambitions for the region

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23.06.2016

What to expect from Putin's visit to China?

What to expect from Putin's visit to China?

While the agenda of the two-day meeting between the heads of Russia and China has not yet been made public, experts from the Russian International Affairs Council speculate on what Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes to accomplish

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21.06.2016

EU-EEU integration: A great and terrible idea

EU-EEU integration: A great and terrible idea

Debates: Russian and European experts discuss the idea of integrating the European Union and Eurasian Economic Union, an idea that was voiced by the president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev

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21.06.2016

Russia's Olympics ban, SPIEF 2016, and tragedy in Karelia

Russia's Olympics ban, SPIEF 2016, and tragedy in Karelia

Russian media roundup: Hot topics last week included the possibility of the Russian team being banned from this year’s Summer Olympics in Brazil and the results of the 20th annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

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17.06.2016

What stops Russia from becoming an innovation-driven economy?

What stops Russia from becoming an innovation-driven economy?

Debates: At the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, foreign and Russian participants weigh in on the factors that are holding Russia back from developing a world-class innovation economy

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17.06.2016

Russia, the EU look to restore trust at St. Petersburg Economic Forum

Russia, the EU look to restore trust at St. Petersburg Economic Forum

At this year’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the primary focus of attention has been how to restore Russian-EU relations to some degree of normalcy

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13.06.2016

Russia's view of the Orlando tragedy, Euro 2016 and Russia Day

Russia's view of the Orlando tragedy, Euro 2016 and Russia Day

Russian media roundup: The mass shooting in Orlando, Euro 2016 and the Russia Day celebration on June 12 all made headlines in Russia last week

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03.06.2016

Russia Direct Report: 'National Identity: The 25-year search for a new Russia'

Russia Direct Report: 'National Identity: The 25-year search for a new Russia'

The search for a new national identity comprised the large part of Russian history in the period of 1991-2016. This search, despite all the efforts in the 25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, is no closer to accomplishing its objective than it was in 1991

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02.06.2016

Re-thinking Russia's pivot to China

Re-thinking Russia's pivot to China

At a conference in Moscow, experts agreed that current Moscow-Beijing relations had reached an “unprecedented” level, but pointed out that a lot of questions still need to be answered

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30.05.2016

2035: Russia's 20-year vision for a technological future

2035: Russia's 20-year vision for a technological future

A new Russian state initiative reveals Moscow’s perennial struggle to modernize its economy and come up with a strategy for how to boost its technology by 2035. Will this plan succeed?

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30.05.2016

Russia Direct Report: 'Imagining the future: Russia's plan to boost technology by 2035'

Russia Direct Report: 'Imagining the future: Russia's plan to boost technology by 2035'

This report examines the pros and cons of Russia's new plan to boost its technology sector by 2035.

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23.05.2016

ASEAN summit, primaries in Russia and Montenegro joining NATO

ASEAN summit, primaries in Russia and Montenegro joining NATO

Russian media roundup: Last week attention was focused on the ASEAN-Russia summit in Sochi, United Russia’s primaries and Montenegro’s decision to join NATO

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12.05.2016

What happened to the 'golden age' of Russian Studies in America?

What happened to the 'golden age' of Russian Studies in America?

Russia Direct and the U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce of New England conducted a roundtable discussion on the state of Russian Studies in the U.S. to find out the impact of these programs on foreign policy decision-making in Washington

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29.04.2016

Fighting a new generation of terrorists, from Syria to Europe

Fighting a new generation of terrorists, from Syria to Europe

In its new Issue, Russia Direct explains why it’s too early to assign a grade to Russia’s military campaign in Syria and explores the potential of building a true anti-terrorism coalition that will unite Russia and the West

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29.04.2016

Russia Direct Report: 'Terrorism: Inside Russia's Syria campaign and the global fight against extremism'

Russia Direct Report: 'Terrorism: Inside Russia's Syria campaign and the global fight against extremism'

This Issue explains why it’s too early to assess Russia’s military campaign in Syria and explores the potential of building an anti-terrorism coalition that will unite Russia and the West

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08.04.2016

Why did Putin just create the National Guard?

Why did Putin just create the National Guard?

Experts weigh in on President Vladimir Putin’s establishment of a National Guard in Russia, with a focus on what it might mean for the Kremlin’s approach to domestic security

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29.03.2016

An inside look at the state of Russian Studies in the US

An inside look at the state of Russian Studies in the US

Russia Direct offers a look at the current state of the Russian Studies field in the U.S. and suggests what might be done to adapt teaching methodologies in these programs to the changing geopolitical reality

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