Dmitriy Frolovskiy


Moscow, Russia

Dmitriy Frolovskiy

Professional writer and consultant.


Looking for a Friend in Old Age

Last June, as there was no poplar fluff to bother me yet in Novaya Usman, I got in the habit of spending my days outside. Novaya Usman is a small village in southern Russia near the city of Voronezh, and I have lived here for more than a decade. I am now 80, and at my age it is hard to walk for very long, so I would sit on a lavochka, a wooden bench, near my house and watch the people go by.
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UAE offers HK critical trade opportunities along B&R

Dmitriy Frolovskiy writes that the United Arab Emirates with its great oil reserves and transition to a knowledge-based economy offers Hong Kong great scope to do business in the region. Last month, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah led a trade delegation to Dubai to foster closer trade and economic relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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For Rent (as Long as You’re Slavic)

Last March, I had to move out of the apartment on Oktyabrskaya Street in Moscow where I lived for 10 years. In a big city with lots of available places, I did not expect it to be hard to find a new room, and I made my first pick shortly after going online. There was one thing that I more or less ignored: Like many of the listings, the description of the rental contained the phrase “Slavs only.”.
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Russia's Recession: A Blessing in Disguise for Post-Olympics Sochi

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Vladivostok: The Many Lives of Russia's Far Eastern Capital

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Чем Россия может привлечь арабских шейхов

Приток прямых инвестиций в российскую экономику за прошлый год сократился на рекордные 92% и составил $4,8 млрд, что недотягивает даже до показателей отдельных африканских стран. Из-за нехватки вложений в основной капитал не нужно быть семи пядей во лбу», чтобы осознать необходимость биться за каждый доллар инвестиций.
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Так похоже на Россию: зачем страны Персидского залива начинают диверсификацию экономики

В «тучные годы» высоких цен на нефть страны Персидского Залива, как и Россия, не прилагали достаточных усилий для диверсификации своих экономик. В результате, из-за падения цен Арабские монархии тоже столкнулись с проблемой бюджетного дефицита. Показательным примером в данном случае является Саудовская Аравия, в бюджете которой на нынешний год заложен рекордный дефицит в $87 млрд.
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Secret Liaison in Tbilisi

Several months ago, I was at the international airport in Tbilisi, Georgia, waiting for a flight to arrive from Doha, Qatar. I’d come in from Moscow the night before. The people around me were holding signs with names written in Arabic; mine was the only one in Hindi. I’m Russian, and J. is Indian.
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Why Having Groups of Friends At Work Is Bad for a Company

This post is hosted on the Huffington Post’s Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email. Comfortable working environment should be a priority for every manager who wants its team to succeed. However, there is a common mistake in thinking that convenience only comes from working with colleagues who share friendly relationships.
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Russian management is rigged, and no wonder ‘brain drain’ hits new highs.

This post is hosted on the Huffington Post’s Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email. I have started working in Russia two years ago right after the Western sanctions and oil prices collapse.
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Russia might be finally ready for economic reforms.

It is always better to observe the tendencies than rely on the facts while assessing the situation in Russia. It has been two years since an upheaval of national jingoism took place and, seemingly, people in Russia are now coming to the silent acknowledgement regarding the necessity of economic transformations.
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Kazakhstan's China Choice

Most of the routes from China to Europe pass via Kazakhstan’s vast landmass, located strategically on the crossroads between Europe and Asia. As China is expanding its economic outreach to Europe, the government in Astana wants to benefit beyond transit fees as it is trying to break away from oil dependence.
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Dmitriy Frolovskiy

Dmitriy Frolovskiy is a Moscow-based professional writer and consultant. With strong experience of working in Russia and the United States, as well as several countries of the Arabian Gulf, he secures in-depth understanding of political and economic trends in those regions.



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