Despite positive coverage of gender equality in STEM from the West, Russian sources tell a different story. Continue reading Where STEM girls at: Russian women in STEM
By Maximilian Hess The Russian government has continued to tap Western bond markets despite worsening relations between Russia and the West since Moscow’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine, the annexation of Crimea, and the sanctions that followed. Foreign investors have continued to strongly back Russian eurobonds as well. The sales highlight that investors are still willing to underwrite the Russian government in the search for yield. … Continue reading Breaking Bonds: US-UK bans on the horizon?
Newer sanctions on Russia’s elite signal growing pressure on businesses and assets abroad. Continue reading Zapret a manger: Russia’s elites face growing sanctions pressure
Hinting at his retirement, Alekperov is charting a way out of the oil business before it’s too late. Continue reading Cool Hand Lukoil: Alekperov knows when to fold em’
A kerfuffle at the port of Novorossiysk in February doesn’t inspire confidence in Russia’s logistical sector. Continue reading Penelope’s Suitors: The drama around a tanker held up in Novorossiysk
Ksenia Sobchak’s candidacy may have helped the Kremlin in 2018, but showed a commitment to longer-term change in Russia. Continue reading Sobchak 2024?
Those in Russia’s untouchable state use its victims’ words against them in pursuit of political agendas. Continue reading The Untouchables: Muting dissent in the wake of the Slutsky scandal