Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies

The Spring 2018 delegation met with the following experts during its field tour of Vladivostok and Khabarovsk, respectively. The meetings held were on topics in the students’ areas of study.

Student Research Topics

  • Kieran Ficken: Developments in agriculture in the Russian Far East
  • Margo Poda: Investment climate in the Russian Far East
  • Libiao Pan: Economic development in the Russian Far East & implications for North Korea
  • Hayley Manges: Special economic zones in the Russian Far East

Vladivostok

March 25-27, 2018

  • Professors Artyom Lukin and Sergey Sevastyanov
    Far Eastern Federal University

    Topics Covered

    • Russia-China relations
    • Russia-Korea relations
    • Economic development initiatives in the Russian Far East (RFE), including free economic zones
    • Territories of Advanced Development (TORs)
    • Hectare in the Far East Program
       
  • Martin Tate
    Agribusiness Enterprise Tate Agro Group

    Topics Covered

    • Territories of Advanced Development (TORs) in the RFE
    • Hectare in the Far East Program
       
  • Roman Matvienko
    Agribusiness Enterprise JGC Evergreen, LLC

    Topics Covered

    • Territories of Advanced Development (TORs) in the RFE
    • Russia-Japan joint venture in agriculture
       
  • Oleg Zhunusov 
    Business Daily Zolotoy Rog

    Topics Covered

    • Economic and social developments in the RFE
    • RFE-North Korea relations
       
  • Sergei Skaliy
    Department for Development, Corporation of Far East Development 

    Topics Covered 

    • Advanced Special Economic Zones (ASEZ) and Free Port Vladivostok (FPV) 

Khabarovsk

March 28-April 1, 2018

  • P. Goryunov, S.N. Leonov, A.G. Isaev, E. A. Zaostrovsky, Denis Suslov, G.I. Sukhomirov
    Economic Research Institute, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

    Topics Covered

    • Special economic zones in the RFE
    • Investment climate in the RFE
    • New economic program of the Russian Federation
    • RFE regional governments and DPRK involvement
    • Russia’s new agriculture policy
       
  • Natalia Pastukhova
    Far Eastern Research Institute of Agricultural Production Complex

    Topics Covered

    • Russia’s new agriculture policy
    • Hectare in the Far East Program
       
  • Alexander Gubarev
    Foreign Ministry representative office

    Topics Covered

    • Russia’s relations with North Korea
    • The impact of economic development in the RFE on North Korea
       
  • Sergey Baushev, Maria Grishinkova, Svetlana Naidenkina
    Agency for Investment and Development, Khabarovsk Krai

    Topics Covered

    • Economic development initiatives in the Russian Far East (RFE), including free economic zones
    • Territories of Advanced Development (TORs)
    • Hectare in the Far East Program
       
  • Ivan Semiletkin, Antonina Yarskaya
    Prada Col, Ltd., land development enterprise

    Topics covered:

    • Economic development initiatives in the Russian Far East (RFE), including free economic zones
    • Territories of Advanced Development (TORs)
    • Hectare in the Far East Program