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.
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...
Four Russias: rethinking the post-Soviet map
Russia has traditionally been conceptualised as a single entity, albeit divided into many regions, but is this...
Russian unemployment: massaging the stats
The economic crisis has hit Russian regions hard. Natalya Zubarevich deems government solutions to the resulting...