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Stanislav Tkachenko

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Professor in the International Relations Department of St. Petersburg State University (Russia) and a visiting professor at Bologna University (Italy). He currently serves as the president of the Post-Communist States in International Relations Department at the International Studies Association (ISA). Stanislav holds a doctoral degree in economics and has written seven books on political economy and Russian economics, as well as more than 200 articles.

29.12.2016

How the Russian economy changed in 2016

How the Russian economy changed in 2016

In 2016, the Russian economy slowly moved from crisis to stagnation. Is it possible to expect a further improvement in 2017?

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12.10.2016

Will Russia join the OPEC decision to limit oil output?

Will Russia join the OPEC decision to limit oil output?

Russia feels comfortable with the situation in the global oil market. As a result, it will likely continue its policy of a relatively weak ruble and a gradual increase of its oil output

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05.07.2016

Decoding Russia's messages about the impact of Western sanctions

Decoding Russia's messages about the impact of Western sanctions

Despite its early bluster, the Kremlin may be increasingly ready to consider a compromise with the West that would lift economic sanctions on the Russian economy

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13.06.2016

The meaning of Alexey Kudrin's return

The meaning of Alexey Kudrin's return

What does the return of the former finance minister and deputy prime minister of Russia mean for Russian business and political forces inside the country, as well as for the West?

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09.06.2016

Preview of the 2016 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

Preview of the 2016 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

The upcoming SPIEF will cover economic sanctions, positive trends in the Russian economy, and the consolidation of Russia’s status as a global power

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27.01.2016

Will the Association Agreement with the EU really help Ukraine's economy?

Will the Association Agreement with the EU really help Ukraine's economy?

As Ukraine officially pivots away from Russia and towards the EU, what are the implications for Kiev and the Kremlin?

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26.11.2015

The economic cost of the Moscow-Ankara schism

The economic cost of the Moscow-Ankara schism

Here’s why Russia should shy away from reckless political decisions after Turkey's controversial downing of a Russian jet

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17.08.2015

Why Russia is having flashbacks to its nightmare 1998 default

Why Russia is having flashbacks to its nightmare 1998 default

On August 17, 1998, Russia announced a default and devalued the ruble. Fast-forward nearly two decades, and there are rising concerns that Russia could be facing a similar type of economic scenario.

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03.08.2015

The Russian ruble roller coaster journey

The Russian ruble roller coaster journey

The Russian ruble rebound could be over. On August 3, both the U.S. dollar and euro posted strong gains against the ruble, leading to questions about the future of the Russian currency

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06.02.2015

Can Russia's 'rainy day' fund save the country from an economic storm?

Can Russia's 'rainy day' fund save the country from an economic storm?

RD Explainer: Russia Direct explains the goals and functions of the National Welfare Fund, which is Russia’s sovereign wealth fund that will play an important role in carrying out the Kremlin’s plans to handle the economic crisis

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31.03.2014

Does Russia really need the G8?

Does Russia really need the G8?

Russia's G8 suspension may not be as tragic as it seems

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22.01.2014

Think of Davos as a PR opportunity for Russia

Think of Davos as a PR opportunity for Russia

Think of Davos as a PR opportunity for Russia The World Economic Forum in Davos gives Russia an opportunity not only to improve its image abroad, but also to promote the Sochi Winter Olympics

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08.01.2014

Will the G8 in Sochi overshadow the G20 in St. Petersburg?

Will the G8 in Sochi overshadow the G20 in St. Petersburg?

RD Exclusive: Stanislav Tkachenko reflects on the results of the recent G20 Summit in St. Petersburg and applies them to the upcoming G8 Summit in Sochi

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14.10.2013

Will the US avoid a financial crash?

Will the US avoid a financial crash?

Despite apocalyptic scenarios for a U.S. debt default and worldwide economic contagion, there are several alternatives for preventing a global financial crisis

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11.09.2013

Once the G20 Summit became the Syrian Summit, Russia won

Once the G20 Summit became the Syrian Summit, Russia won

After the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia may emerge as a more confident player in the geopolitical arena

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23.08.2013

Russia and the WTO play the waiting game

Russia and the WTO play the waiting game

In the future, one can expect cooperation between Russia and the WTO in regulating world trade to become effective and mutually beneficial. But it will take time

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28.06.2013

St. Petersburg forum: a Davos for BRICS

St. Petersburg forum: a Davos for BRICS

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) has become an annual event on the calendars of the global economic elite – an indicator that Russia is playing an increasingly important role in the development of the world economy.

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