Moscow’s Facelift as Modernization

Moscow’s Facelift as Modernization

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV Central Moscow has been a scene of digging and dredging for about three years now. Muscovites have gone from denial, anger, bargaining, all the way to acceptance. The current mood in Moscow: “We are in this forever.”…

Russian Truck Drivers against the Platon Tax, Round 2

Russian Truck Drivers against the Platon Tax, Round 2

Irina Meyer (Olimpieva)

Irina Meyer (Olimpieva)

Senior Researcher at Center for Independent Social Research
Irina Olimpieva works at the Center for Independent Social Research, St. Petersburg, Russia as a senior researcher and the Head of the Research Department “Social Studies of the Economy”. She received her PhD in Economic Sociology from the St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance. Her basic research interests are in the field of economic sociology with a particular focus on post-socialist transformation.
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The new round of truck drivers’ strike shows signs of politicization of economic protest in Russia BY IRINA MEYER (OLIMPIEVA) On March 27, Russia’s long-haul truck drivers announced an indefinite nationwide strike against the toll collection system Platon. The system…

The Eurasian Union: A Political Project in an Economic Guise

The Eurasian Union: A Political Project in an Economic Guise

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Rahim Rahimov

Rahim Rahimov is an independent political analyst focusing on Russia and post-soviet space with interests in conflicts, foreign policies and economic and political integration projects. Rahim is also a contributing analyst for The Jamestown Foundation’s Eurasia Daily Monitor. He holds an MA in International Relations from Hult International Business School in London, UK and a BA from the Baku State University, Azerbaijan. He speaks English, Russian, Arabic, Turkish and Azerbaijani. On Twitter as @r_rahimov.
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BY RAHIM RAHIMOV Following the collapse of the USSR, Russia has largely failed to build a competitive economy. Modernizing or replacing the crumbling Soviet-era trademark offerings, such as Tupolev airliners or Lada cars, has been a protracted process that is…

What Russia? What Grand Bargain?

What Russia? What Grand Bargain?

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV They have already been seen together on most major news magazines’ covers but have never met. Der Spiegel’s latest issue features a creepy image that combines Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s face with the U.S. President Donald Trump’s…

A Five-Story Story

A Five-Story Story

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV Up to 1.6 million Muscovites live in worn-out dwellings that are beyond repair, the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin told President Vladimir Putin during their televised meeting last week. “Well, these building have to be razed and…

The Year Putin Won

The Year Putin Won

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV The year 2016 felt like the third year since 2014 rather than, say, the 25th since the collapse of the Soviet Union. When peering into Russia’s future from a Russian vantage point, one has to mark the…

Putin’s Economic Views Keep Russia Poor but Stable

Putin’s Economic Views Keep Russia Poor but Stable

Boris Grozovsky

Boris Grozovsky

Boris Grozovski is a prominent Russian journalist writing about the country's economy and development. His work has appeared in Forbes Russia, InLiberty, the Moscow Times, the New Times, Vedomosti Daily, penRussia and others. In 2002-2008 and 2014-2015 he held various editorial positions at Vedomosti Daily (correspondent, economics editor, opinion page editor). Since 2011, Boris Grozovsky has been involved in various education and public speaking projects. He has been organizing public lectures and discussions, summer and winter schools for the Gaidar Foundation and the Sakharov Center. Grozovsky has also worked with the Naumann Foundation, the InLiberty opinion platform, and the Moscow School of Civic Education. He teaches business journalism at the Moscow State University and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
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BY BORIS GROZOVSKY Russia’s economic performance has not looked encouraging for the past eight years. GDP has grown a meager 0.2 percent a year on average between 2009 and 2016. The country’s GDP has declined from its peak of over…

Be Careful What You Wish For, Mr. Putin

Be Careful What You Wish For, Mr. Putin

Stephen Crowley

Stephen Crowley

Stephen Crowley is a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a Professor of Politics at Oberlin College, where he is Chair of the programs in Russian & East European Studies, and Peace & Conflict Studies. He has written widely on labor politics and labor protest in Russia and Eastern Europe, including in the Donbass region of Ukraine. He is currently writing a book on labor politics in Putin’s Russia.
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Without the US to blame, Putin must face the sad state of Russia’s economy BY STEPHEN CROWLEY The stormy debate over the Russian computer hacks, the complicity of the Kremlin, and whether they threw the election for Trump will continue…

An Economy That Did Not Want to Grow

An Economy That Did Not Want to Grow

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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By Maxim Trudolyubov “These professionals within the Garden Ring who want one hundred grand [a month] just for showing up, they should forget about it,” Alexei Ulyukaev, Russian Minister of Economics, warned in a recent interview referring to Moscow’s large…