Dmitriy Frolovskiy


Moscow, Russia

Dmitriy Frolovskiy

Professional writer and consultant.


Putting a Faithful Friend to the Test

I moved to Qatar a few years ago, after being invited to study at one of the schools there. Born and raised in Pakistan, I was excited for the experience of living in Doha, although there were a few things I was concerned about. For one, the heat: In August, when I was to arrive, the sun scorches the earth with temperatures well above 100 degrees.
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Russian state media is missing the Obama days

Russian officials got disillusioned with the U.S. aggressive foreign policy, while bilateral ties are now “even worse than Cold War”, according to the Kremlin spokesman Dmitriy Peskov. In effect, Trump administration’s tough posture toward Russia brings the new tune on him throughout state-run media.
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Has Moscow Found Its New Gadhafi in Libya?

Recent reports that Russia deployed special forces to an air base in Egypt near the border with Libya highlight the Kremlin’s growing concern with the domestic situation of the long-standing Soviet client. Strategically located and abundant with oil deposits, Libya since the violent overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi has become a battleground contested by numerous local tribes and militant groups, as well as two rival governments. Link to Story

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

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Russia’s people diplomacy in the Middle East

Russia’s military involvement in Syria marks its new pivotal role that is secured by hard power; however, its soft power is lagging behind. The latest Zogby Research Services survey highlighted that the majority of Arabs hold Russian support for Syrian President Bashar Assad to be a key factor for the conflict’s escalation.
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Разворот на Восток: Россия возвращает то, что потерял СССР?

Тонкое ли дело Восток? За ответом на этот вопрос мы обратились к эксперту по Ближнему Востоку Дмитрию Фроловскому, который стал героем сегодняшнего выпуска передачи «Люди России». Что подразумевают взоры России на Восток — разворот или возвращение? Об этом, а также об истинной восточной любви — смотрите «Люди России».
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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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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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What a Trump Presidency Could Mean for U.S.-Russia Relations

A year ago barely anyone considered Donald Trump’s presidential race seriously, but today the Republican front runner has real chances to become the 45th President of the United States. Despite sweeping scandals and controversies surrounding his candidacy, as a President Trump might choose to abandon his eccentric behavior and introduce unconventional perspectives to U.S. foreign policy (according to his statements).
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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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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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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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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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  • Economic Analysis
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