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Ekaterina Zolotova

Ekaterina Zolotova
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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.

Russia’s Oil Conundrum

Revenue from oil exports may be flowing into Russia, but Moscow can’t decide how to spend the money.

Russia Takes a Back Seat in South Ossetia

The Kremlin doesn’t want to exacerbate the border dispute in the breakaway republic.

What We’re Reading: Russia-China Relations

Weekly reviews of what’s on our bookshelves.

Unfounded Optimism in Ukraine

When it comes to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, neither side has much room for compromise.

What We’re Reading: Life in Soviet Latvia

Weekly reviews of what’s on our bookshelves.

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.