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.

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The Caspian Region’s Challenge to Russian Energy Dominance

Since Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine began in February, European countries have been looking for alternative energy sources to reduce their dependence on Russian supplies. So far, these efforts...

The Paradox of a Strong Ruble

After a precipitous fall at the beginning of the war in Ukraine and the imposition of large-scale Western sanctions, the Russian ruble has surged back over the past two...

Chances for Russia’s Outreach to the Middle East

Last week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, where he took part in the Gulf Cooperation Council forum. It was Lavrov’s second trip to Arab...

Kazakhstan Keeps Its Options Open, but Not Too Open

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine showed the world just how far Moscow would go to protect its interests. And as the war rages on, many wonder whether other important points...

The US Makes Inroads Into Russia’s Periphery

Countries at war tend to use all the resources they can realistically spare to achieve their desired outcome. The obvious drawback is that the war effort can de-prioritize other...

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Population Density of Canada


May 28, 2016 Canada is one of those countries where a vast land mass obscures the fact that the country has a relatively small population. While Canada is the second largest country in the world, its 35 million inhabitants make Canada only the 39th most populated country.

In this way, Canada is similar to countries like Egypt, Russia and Australia. Egypt is a country of over 80 million people and its size is formidable on a map, yet most of its inhabitants are located on a thin strip of land about the size of the state of Maryland on either bank of the Nile River. For Russia, the world’s largest country by land mass, its population centers are located in the west, close to Europe, while the vast and desolate Siberian region is sparsely populated and not connected to Russian infrastructure. Australia – the world’s sixth largest country by land mass and a continent in its own right – has even fewer people than Canada (around 23 million), all living in cities along the coast. The interior of the country is unforgiving and inhospitable.

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