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Ekaterina Zolotova

Ekaterina Zolotova
Ekaterina Zolotova is an analyst for Geopolitical Futures. Prior to Geopolitical Futures, Ms. Zolotova participated in several research projects devoted to problems and prospects of Russia’s integration into the world economy. Ms. Zolotova has a specialist degree in international economic relations from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. In addition, Ms. Zolotova studied international trade and international integration processes. Her thesis was on features of economic development of Venezuela. She speaks native Russian and is fluent in English.

On Defense, Russia’s Patience With Belarus Is Wearing Thin

Minsk isn’t willing to give up its sovereignty to protect Russian interests.

Moscow Eyes Its Sovereign Wealth Fund

Russia could tap into its National Wealth Fund to energize a slowing economy.

The Rising Threat in Central Asia

The threat from Islamic extremism is growing, and leaders appear increasingly worried.

Russia Tightens Its Grip on Donbass

Moscow is making moves to solidify its control over eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine Elected a New President. So What?

Petro Poroshenko was hardly a threat to the country’s oligarchs, and there’s little reason to think his replacement will be much different.

Kazakhstan’s First and Only President Has Resigned

Nursultan Nazarbayev has surrendered his post but very little of his power.

Ukraine’s Crumbling Economy

The country’s persistent economic strife is veering toward crisis.

To Reach Pakistan, Saudi Arabia Goes Through Turkmenistan

The Central Asian state could give Riyadh a way into the surging Pakistani natural gas market – and edge Iran out of it.

The Currency Crisis Comes to Uzbekistan

This doesn’t bode well for the country’s liberalization reforms.

Is Belarus Pulling Away From Russia?

Times are tough, so Minsk is considering its options.