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June 2nd, 2016

Innovative Type of Doping or Firing Bulava Missiles at Armata Tanks

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In the modern world, minerals, land and other natural resources are gradually losing their value while knowledge and technologies are steadily gaining in importance. There are many examples that prove this point such as the Uber app that put the company that had created it at the top of the 2015 list of companies with the highest rates of market capitalization growth, leaving far behind both Russia’s “national treasure” Gazprom and the Kremlin’s “pride” Rosneft. Elon Musk launches reusable spacecrafts, and even Roman Abramovich invests money in the advanced US and Israeli apps Via and BlindSpot.

It is no surprise though that the same cannot be found Russia.  Domestic manufacturers have almost nothing to boast about on high-tech markets, except for tight oil pipeline valves the potential demand for which is far from being obvious. The state-owned corporation Rusnano that was established in 2007 specifically for the purpose of boosting the development of high technologies, has been deeply unprofitable since the very beginning.

Dedicated patriots who are “getting up from their knees” could object to the previous statement, and reinforce their argument by mentioning certain achievements in the development of military equipment. Russia’s innovative Armata tank, the Su-35 fighter, the Bulava missile and other “Iskanders” are staples of Russian state-run TV channels, especially in the context of the militarist frenzy that hit the country after the annexation of Crimea, support for pro-Russian separatists in Donbass and bombing raids in Syria. >> Read more

April 30th, 2015

E-commerce for Cash

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December 24th, 2014

Alternative to “oil needle”

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June 6th, 2013

Who’s afraid of economists?

May 8th, 2013

Dark Lord of the Putin’s regime failed to create Russian Silicon Valley

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May 4th, 2012

Looking back on Medvedev’s four years in office

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January 30th, 2012

Ivlev: Time is running out for economic reform in Russia

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August 1st, 2011

Modernization or bust

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July 18th, 2011

TIME magazine: “To support innovation…you need the rule of law.”

April 19th, 2011

Medvedev style modernization