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About Natalia Zubarevich

Natalia Zubarevich is a professor in the Department of Geography at Moscow State University and the director of the regional program at the Independent Institute for Social Policy. She is a specialist in the fields of socio-economic development of regions, human geography and urban development.

Articles by Natalia Zubarevich

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Four Russias: the new political reality

Uneven modernisation has left its mark on Russia, and the authorities are only too happy to exploit it. What does the future hold for Russia’s regional divide? Русский

Four Russias: rethinking the post-Soviet map

Russia has traditionally been conceptualised as a single entity, albeit divided into many regions, but is this approach appropriate given the country's stratified population? Natalia Zubarevich argues that for a better understanding of Russia and where it is going we need to think not geographically, but arithmetically.

Russian unemployment: massaging the stats

The economic crisis has hit Russian regions hard. Natalya Zubarevich deems government solutions to the resulting unemployment to be mainly a smoke and mirrors job, which conceals a real unemployment figure of 8%.
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