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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.

27.12.2016

Tallying up the wins and losses for Russian foreign policy in 2016

Tallying up the wins and losses for Russian foreign policy in 2016

The new Russia Direct report offers an overview of the Kremlin’s foreign policy over the past year and gives a glimpse of what to expect in 2017

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30.11.2016

What's next for Russia-US relations under Trump?

What's next for Russia-US relations under Trump?

The pre-election promises from U.S. President-elect Trump about Russia are no assurance of a healthy and sustainable relationship in the future, argue international experts in the new Russia Direct report

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24.11.2016

Obama's legacy: Not that bad after all?

Obama's legacy: Not that bad after all?

Debates: As U.S. President Barack Obama enjoys his last few weeks in office, Russian and American experts examine the goals of his last international trip and assess the results of his policy decisions over the last eight years

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09.11.2016

Join Russia Direct for a panel discussion on Russia-US exchanges

Join Russia Direct for a panel discussion on Russia-US exchanges

On Nov. 17 Russia Direct will hold a panel discussion on Russia-U.S. people-to-people exchanges as part of the 48th Annual Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Convention in Washington, D.C.

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28.10.2016

What does the future hold for Russian politics?

What does the future hold for Russian politics?

The September parliamentary elections in Russia proved once again that the power of the Russian president and his party remains largely uncontested. But how will this impact Russia’s future political and economic development?

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28.10.2016

Russia Direct Report: 'Russia's political drama heading into 2018'

Russia Direct Report: 'Russia's political drama heading into 2018'

Russian Duma elections recently wrapped up in September, and those results have led to increased speculation about what’s next for Russia’s political future. Next up, are the 2018 presidential elections.

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21.10.2016

No need to worry about Russia-India relations

No need to worry about Russia-India relations

RD Interview: Former Russian Ambassador to India Vyacheslav Trubnikov discusses the results of Putin’s talks with India’s Prime Minister and explains why he is enthusiastic about the way the relationship is going

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14.10.2016

20 years of promoting peace in the Arctic

20 years of promoting peace in the Arctic

RD Interview: Magnus Johannesson, director of the Arctic Council’s Secretariat, talks about the achievements, priorities and goals of the organization

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13.10.2016

A look ahead at the BRICS summit in Goa

A look ahead at the BRICS summit in Goa

As the BRICS countries enter a mature stage of development, their annual summit this year in India is unlikely to bring any groundbreaking new announcements

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10.10.2016

Russia Direct participates in major Moscow conference on the Arctic

Russia Direct participates in major Moscow conference on the Arctic

On Oct. 12 Russia Direct will take part in an expert session, “The role of mass media in covering Arctic-related issues,” organized by the Russian International Affairs Council

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07.10.2016

How does Russia view the next UN Secretary General?

How does Russia view the next UN Secretary General?

Antonio Guterres, the former prime minister of Portugal, will become the next UN Secretary General and Russian experts believe that Moscow is ready to work with him

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30.09.2016

Next stage in Russian economic development is in the Far East

Next stage in Russian economic development is in the Far East

In the new Russia Direct report, top experts explain why Russia needs to retool its approach to reinvigorating its Far East. They also give advice to potential foreign investors in the region

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30.09.2016

Russia Direct Report: 'Crossing the bridge to the Far East'

Russia Direct Report: 'Crossing the bridge to the Far East'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated on several occasions his commitment to make the development of Siberia and the Far East a “national priority for the entire 21st century,” including most recently at the Eastern Economic Forum that took place in Vladivostok in September.

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27.09.2016

Why migration represents a new existential threat for Europe

Why migration represents a new existential threat for Europe

The migration flow from the war-torn countries of the Middle East and North Africa increasingly threatens the stability of Europe, putting the EU under intense demographic pressure

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25.09.2016

What's wrong with the Russia-India relationship?

What's wrong with the Russia-India relationship?

Moscow and Delhi may have taken each other for granted for too long. Both sides are now at a point where decisive action is required to move the relationship forward

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23.09.2016

RD panel discussion: 'U.S.-Russia exchange programs at a crossroads'

RD panel discussion: 'U.S.-Russia exchange programs at a crossroads'

On Oct. 17, RD will host a panel discussing how to boost the development of U.S.-Russia professional, educational, and cultural ties in times of crisis. The event will take place at Stanford University as part of the Fort Ross Dialogue

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09.09.2016

Why influencing the US presidential election is not in Moscow's interest

Why influencing the US presidential election is not in Moscow's interest

Despite the accusations and suggestions that the Kremlin might have hacked the Democratic National Committee in an attempt to influence the outcome of the U.S. elections, such a scenario is simply too unlikely. Here is why

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30.08.2016

How to adapt Russian universities to global trends

How to adapt Russian universities to global trends

The new Russia Direct report deals with the most pressing issues facing the current system of higher education in Russia and provides an overview of steps required to change the system for the better

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29.08.2016

Russia Direct Report: 'From University 1.0 to 4.0'

Russia Direct Report: 'From University 1.0 to 4.0'

In an effort to become more competitive globally, Russian universities are attempting to reinvent themselves as new hubs of innovation and entrepreneurship. In this report, we take a closer look at what needs to be done to complete the transformation of the Russian university system.

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28.07.2016

Is Europe coming apart at the seams?

Is Europe coming apart at the seams?

The new report of Russia Direct explores what could change in Europe after Brexit and to what extent this political crisis might affect the EU’s relations with Moscow

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