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Vladimir Yevtushenkov

Vladimir Yevtushenkov is Chairman of the Committee on Scientific-Technological Innovations and High Technologies under the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

  • 19 march 2015

    Import Substitution Without Self-Isolation

    Russian enterprises for years have ignored innovative potentialities of R&D and academic science and are now far behind their foreign counterparts. There is no lack of equipment, but – and this is much worse – the lagging behind has perpetuated existing organizational structures in management.

  • 27 march 2011

    Towards a Unified Innovative Market

    A unified Euro-Russian innovation market is capable of ensuring a multiplication effect for any individual investor. Instead of an integrated European energy grid, which has been suggested by the European Union as an artificial incentive for competition, it would be better to create an integrated Euro-Russian innovation network.

  • 7 july 2010

    Innovations and Investment:Two Sides of the Same Coin

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    The obsession with grand scale projects is as damaging to the idea of innovative economic zones as the trend towards small-budget minimalism. For example, the projects to set up Science Towns provide for all kinds of measures – from improving the public transport infrastructure to developing pedestrian walkways in neighborhoods. Just one thing is missing: a program to build effective cooperation between research centers and private business companies.

  • 8 march 2009

    A Global Answer to a Global Challenge

    Despite considerable efforts to liberalize the economic system and the laws regulating relations between the authorities and economic agents, the nation still pins great hopes on the government as almost the only institution that can ensure that public interests are duly observed. These ideas should not be fought against, no matter how illusory they may seem, but guided into a productive vein.

  • 30 july 2005

    After the Lull: Russia and the Arab World at a New Stage

    The scope of Russia’s potential partners in the Arab world has grown sizably after the ideological element vanished from Russian-Arab relations. Economic interests, together with all of the economic benefits that go with it, necessitate the establishment of contacts with all countries in the region that are ready to cooperate in practical terms.

  • 24 march 2003

    Russian Petrodollar Will Have to Move Back

    Russia’s economic and political influence in the world can increase only if it moves investment from the raw materials sector into high technologies. The present orientation of the Russian economy to the export of raw materials may make it a “colossus with feet of clay.”

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A new world order: A view from Russia

Since around 2017–2018, the world has been living through a period of progressive erosion, or collapse, of international orders inherited from the past. With the election of Donald Trump and the rapid increase of US containment of Russia and China—which is both a consequence of this gradual erosion and also represents deep internal and international contradictions—this process entered its apogee.

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Will US pullout from Syria increase risk of conflict with Russia?

The announcement of the US pullout from Syria was received with caution in Moscow. Besides the security and political challenges it may bring about, the Trump decision could mean the end of a practical, relatively constructive US-Russian approach to conflict at flashpoints.


China: How Fragile Is the Giant?

China is Russia's most important and responsible partner in the international arena. The five years that have passed since the beginning of the fundamental complication of relations between Russia and the West have shown that despite prejudices and lack of trust at the grassroots level, relations between the two countries remain friendly.

A Kingdom divided against himself. Special edition

This is a special issue of Russia in Global Affairs, dedicated to this big topic. Thirty years after the end of the Cold War, euphoria over the triumph of liberal ideology, which is “omnipotent because it is true,” has given way to dark pessimism about the future and led to the loss of ideational and moral guidelines.

Common Dreams or Vulgar Delusions? Elite Preoccupations in Discourses about the ‘Commons’

Our age is witness to a proliferation of discourses about the ‘commons’. They are emerging from more and more quarters, and the word is being applied to more things than ever before. One important strand of discourse, claiming to be communist, seeks to apply it to all kinds of spheres, from the earth and its natural bounty to culture, and to all sorts of resources, from the most immaterial, such as common knowledge, to the most material, such as the use of the earth’s finite natural resources. Internet activists refer to information and knowledge that exits on the web as the ‘digital commons’.

Globalization: New Pathways Along the South–South Axis

The year 2018 was marked by escalation in trade tensions among the world’s largest economies, mostly via bilateral trade restrictions.