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PhD in Economic History, 2007.

Ilja Viktorov

PhD in Economic History, 2007. Ilja Viktorov is a university lecturer in International Relations at Stockholm University. His main research interest is economic development of post-Soviet Russia, especially Russian financial markets and Russia’s informal economy.

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Articles by Ilja Viktorov

  1. The Russian economy at the crossroads Before and beyond the Ukrainian crisis

    "Business is not particulary concerned with democratic values, but rather with the existence of stable rules of the game and secured property rights for investors, says professor Andrei Yakovlev, head of the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies at the higher School of Economics in Moscow.

  2. The Legacy of Tandemocracy Russia’s political elite during Putin’s third presidency:

    The Russian researcher Olga Kryshtanovskaya discusses Russian political elites and their role in the political process in Russia. According to Kryshtanovskaya, a new class of rich people is emerging, a hereditary aristocracy which has yet to be legitimized in the Russian collective consciousness.

  3. Corporate Raiding in Post-Soviet Russia

    Hostile takeovers and company captures have been an everyday reality in the post-Soviet Russian economy. A new research agenda is needed to understand whether private property is worth anything in contemporary Russia.

  4. The end of neoliberalism — and the beginning of a new story?

    Kean Birch & Vlad Mykhnenko (eds.) The Rise and Fall of Neoliberalism: The Collapse of an Economic Order? London & New York Zed Books 2010, 280 pages

  5. Russian politics and foreigns policy – driven by what? Emotions versus interests

    Rationality versus irrationality, emotions versus calculations – these were the main issues to be discussed under a seminar in May, organized by the Aleksanteri Institute (Helsinki). Actually, the emotions theme became a starting point for the participants to approach the nature of Russian foreign policy and decision-making inside the post-Soviet bureaucracy.

  6. Alexandr Abromov on the financial markets in Russia. ”Promising but unstable”

    Russian financial markets have been a completely new element in the Russian post-Soviet economy. The level of development and the character of the financial market institutions in this country can tell us much about whether Russia will succeed or fail in evolving towards a well-functioning market economy. Professor Alexandr Abramov from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow is one of Russia’s leading experts on Russian financial markets. Ilja Viktorov from CBEES met him in Moscow to pose some questions concerning developments in the field.

  7. The legacy of shock therapy. Russian liberalism in the political wilderness

    + Michail Kasianov, Bez Putina: Politicheskiye dialogi s Yevgenyem Kiselyovym, [Without Putin: Political Dialogues with Yevgeny Kiselyov] Moscow: Novaya gazeta 2009, 320 pages

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