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About Dmitri Travin
Dmitri Travin is Research Director at the European University in St. Petersburg's Centre of Modernization Studies
Articles by Dmitri Travin
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No to TTIP
There is good reason for the Kremlin to respond positively to Obama's recent bid to improve relations with Russia by stepping down anti-rocket defence installations in Poland and the Czech Republic. But realpolitik suggests they will not prevail, argues Dmitri Travin
The sensational appearance of an article by President Medvedev on the oppositional online site gazeta.ru prompts Dmitri Travin to reflect on the parallel with Gorbachev's first moves towards reform of the Soviet system. Yes, but there's one small problem...
Why is Vladimir Putin not following the West's example and pumping cheap money into the failing Russian economy? Because he fears the fall of the ruble more than he does his political opponents
Soviet films were weapons of propaganda, but the pressures on a new blockbuster film like Vladimir Bortko's Taras Bulba are rather more familiar from Hollywood, in Dmitri Travin's view
Dmitr Travin takes a long hard look at President Medvedev's first year in office and his "idyllic" close relationship with his Prime Minister
The current economic crisis is the fourth since Mikhail Gorbachev came to power in 1985. Each has had common features, though the differences between them are much more important.
In a falling market, negotiations between quarrelling neighbours over the price Ukraine should pay for Russian gas were never going to be easy. Much about the story still remains unclear. What we do know is that in the long term both parties stand to lose.
How is the global economic crisis going to play out in Russia? Dmitri Travin examines the variables
Recently created state corporations are now starting to play a major role in the Russian economy. Russia's economic system is becoming increasingly dependent on civil servants and the political leadership, rather than the market and competition. But Dmitri Travin believes it is premature to forecast a return to the administrative economy of the Soviet period.
Average Russian simply thinks that his country must pursue a hard line in the fight for its place in the sun. In this penetrating overview Dmitri Travin examines the current growth of anti-Americanism and how the situation might develop in the future.
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