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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.

28.03.2016

Russia Direct Report: 'Where to study Russia now'

Russia Direct Report: 'Where to study Russia now'

The report offers a review of the core needs of any Russian Studies program going forward and provides suggestions for how America’s top Russian Studies programs can maintain their relevance in a shifting geopolitical situation

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02.03.2016

How does the Internet fit into Russia's security strategy?

How does the Internet fit into Russia's security strategy?

Against the background of continuing confrontation with the West and growing domestic authoritarianism, the Kremlin is continuing on a path of increased state control of the Internet and a significantly expanded view of information security

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29.02.2016

Russia Direct Report: 'Digital sovereignty: The Kremlin's tangled web of Internet security'

Russia Direct Report: 'Digital sovereignty: The Kremlin's tangled web of Internet security'

This Russia Direct report attempts to summarize recent legal and infrastructure changes to the RuNet and analyze the evolution of Moscow’s information security philosophy in order to predict what comes next for the Internet in Russia

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04.02.2016

Will urgent security matters push US, Russia to resume cooperation?

Will urgent security matters push US, Russia to resume cooperation?

The U.S. Chief Negotiator during the START talks in 1991, gives his take on U.S.-Russia relations

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03.02.2016

The nuclear threat still looms over the US-Russia relationship

The nuclear threat still looms over the US-Russia relationship

At a think tank event in Moscow, Russian and American experts discussed the current state of Russia-U.S. relations, emphasizing ways to restore cooperation in arms control to prevent the risk of nuclear weapons use

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22.01.2016

The worst of the economic crisis in Russia lies ahead

The worst of the economic crisis in Russia lies ahead

The Russian delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos admitted that the country needs structural economic reforms. However, experts warn that these will not happen as long as there is no change in policy mindset within Russia

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19.01.2016

Doing business in Russia: High risk, but also high reward

Doing business in Russia: High risk, but also high reward

New Report “The Magnetic Push and Pull of the Russian Economy: What’s Next for Investors in Russia?” examines how the Russian economy has changed over the past year and what new opportunities have emerged there for foreign investors

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19.01.2016

Russia Direct Report: 'The Magnetic Push and Pull of the Russian Economy'

Russia Direct Report: 'The Magnetic Push and Pull of the Russian Economy'

The report examines how the Russian economy has changed over the past year and what new opportunities have emerged there for foreign investors.

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14.01.2016

Russia-EU relations in 2016: Looking for a way out

Russia-EU relations in 2016: Looking for a way out

The annual Gaidar Forum in Moscow made evident that trends in Russia-EU relations are still more positive than negative despite the ongoing sanctions regime. What will it take to bring the dialogue back to normal?

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12.01.2016

With fall of ruble, Russia's economy trying to find a new bottom

With fall of ruble, Russia's economy trying to find a new bottom

The expectations of Russian officials that the country’s economy had reached its bottom didn't come true, given the recent fall of the ruble. So what can be done to resolve the economic situation? Russia Direct asked the experts

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07.01.2016

Debates: How should the next US president deal with the Kremlin?

Debates: How should the next US president deal with the Kremlin?

Russia Direct highlights the best comments about the impact of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign on Russia and the optimal policy the new American president should follow in U.S.-Russia relations

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31.12.2015

Quiz: How well have you followed the events in Russia in 2015?

Quiz: How well have you followed the events in Russia in 2015?

From the “patriotic stop-list” to Kerry’s visit to Moscow, we test how well have you been paying attention to events in Russia this year.

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22.12.2015

What factors will determine Russian foreign policy in 2016?

What factors will determine Russian foreign policy in 2016?

Russia Direct presents its new end of the year report, which analyzes the main results of Russian foreign policy over the past year and makes forecasts for Moscow’s strategy in 2016

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21.12.2015

Russia Direct Report: 'Russia and the World: Foreign Policy Outlook 2016'

Russia Direct Report: 'Russia and the World: Foreign Policy Outlook 2016'

This report analyzes the main results of Russian foreign policy over the year and offers a forecast for Moscow’s strategy in 2016

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14.12.2015

Take part in Russia Direct's Cartoon Caption Contest

Take part in Russia Direct's Cartoon Caption Contest

Win a chance to receive a 50 percent discount to an RD annual subscription and more

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09.12.2015

RD Insight: What to expect from the climate change conference in Paris?

RD Insight: What to expect from the climate change conference in Paris?

Aleksey Kokorin, head of the Climate and Energy Program at WWF Russia, talks about the current public perception of climate change in Russia and explains why he is optimistic about the ongoing U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris

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04.12.2015

RD Insight: West and Russia should work more closely together

RD Insight: West and Russia should work more closely together

Former British Ambassador to Russia (2004-2008) Antony Brenton describes current disagreements between Russia and the West over Ukraine and Syria highlighting that more close cooperation is very possible

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01.12.2015

Understanding Russia's approach to climate change and global warming

Understanding Russia's approach to climate change and global warming

Climate change is occurring in Russia much faster than globally on average. This might potentially have a significant impact on the country’s energy sector. What is the Kremlin doing to address the issue? Find out in the new RD report

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30.11.2015

Russia Direct Brief: 'Global Warming: Russia Comes in from the Cold'

Russia Direct Brief: 'Global Warming: Russia Comes in from the Cold'

This report examines the changes happening in Russia ever since the issue of global warming was introduced on the global agenda. Only today, after the planet has experienced a variety of catastrophic natural disasters, have world leaders and decision makers grown more aware of the urgency of the problem.

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18.11.2015

How Russia fits into the changing structure of world trade

How Russia fits into the changing structure of world trade

Interview: Radhika Desai, director of Geopolitical Economy Research Group at the University of Manitoba (Canada), discusses the growth of regional trade agreements and possible implications for developing economies, such as Russia

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