Davos and Investment in Russia – Two very different stories

Roman Chukov and Bill Browder

Roman Chukov and Bill Browder

Roman Chukov is the Head Expert of the Moscow City Investment Agency and the Development Director of the Russian Trade & Economic Development Council. He is 22 years old. His goal at the Davos World Economic Forum is to garner investment interest in Russia.

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Russian Speakers Are Not Russian Nationalists

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It’s an easy equation that too many journalists make too quickly: if a person speaks Russian in a former Soviet republic, they must be a supporter of Vladimir Putin’s programs. And it’s wrong. Continue reading Russian Speakers Are Not Russian Nationalists

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The Day The United States Blew Up A Reactor

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Back in the 1960s, nuclear reactors were being developed for space propulsion in a program initially called Project Rover and later NERVA. The program was relatively successful and was suspended toward the end of the decade. Recently, interest has been shown in reviving it. Continue reading The Day The United States Blew Up A Reactor

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Tensions Continue Between Russia and Armenia

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The baby boy stabbed in an attack by a Russian soldier on an Armenian family has died. That brings the total to seven dead. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has assured Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkisian that Moscow will help to punish the responsible parties. Continue reading Tensions Continue Between Russia and Armenia

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Armenia Demonstrates Over Murders

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Armenia has been one of the early adopters of Vladimir Putin’s Eurasian Economic Union. But this week, the murder of six Armenian citizens in their home, apparently by a Russian soldier, resulted in riots across the country. A seventh member of the family, a six-month-old boy, survived but is in serious condition with a stab wound. Whether the soldier is to be tried in an Armenian or Russian court is part of the fuel for outrage. Continue reading Armenia Demonstrates Over Murders

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The Donbas Will Have To Be Rebuilt

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Artillery bombardment continues in eastern Ukraine, killing people and destroying homes and infrastructure. Whether the conflict is frozen or if Russia or Ukraine gains the upper hand, enormous reconstruction will be needed. Continue reading The Donbas Will Have To Be Rebuilt

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Milton Shaw – How Someone You’ve Never Heard Of Shaped Nuclear Power in America

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In the late 1960s, commercial nuclear power was starting to take off in the United States. Continue reading Milton Shaw – How Someone You’ve Never Heard Of Shaped Nuclear Power in America

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