Dmitriy Frolovskiy


Moscow, Russia

Dmitriy Frolovskiy

Professional writer and consultant.


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

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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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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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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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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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How to stop worrying and live in the permanent crisis in Russia

Despite prognoses of upcoming turbulence and collapse, the majority of Russians will not protest against the current government even if the country defaults and its social system crashes. Russians have grown accustomed to living in a state of a permanent daily crisis and not seeking help from anybody, including their own authorities.
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Russia’s risks of 2016: Fridge vs. TV

Russia may turn into a major newsmaker during the upcoming year. The country’s future will be defined by the results of a proverbial struggle of “Fridge vs. TV”, between deteriorating living conditions and the growing distrust to state-controlled media. Collapsing oil prices and pressuring international sanctions may drive both the economy and levels of public approval of the government further downwards.
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Dmitriy Frolovskiy

Dmitriy Frolovskiy is a political analyst and writer based in Moscow, Russia. An alumnus of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University, he is a regular contributor and commentator to Carnegie Moscow Center, Al Jazeera and other. He used to live and work in Qatar until 2014 and currently resides in Moscow where consults local official and private entities on policy and strategy in the Middle East.



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