Russia’s wild space chase after Elon Musk

Pavel Luzin on why the Russian authorities want space start-ups – and why they are all doomed
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Ben Noble

Lecturer in Russian Politics, University College London. Senior Research Fellow, National Research University — Higher School of Economics

Maxim Trudolyubov

Editor at Inliberty, editor-in-chief at the Russiafile. Editor-at-Large of Vedomosti, an independent Russian daily. 2003-2015 – editorial page editor, Vedomosti. He has been a contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times since the fall of 2013. Tweets at: @russiafiles

Pavel Luzin

Specialist in international relations, expert on the Russian Armed Forces. Political scientist (PhD). 2013 – 2014 – fellow at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO, Russian Academy of Sciences). 2012-2013 expert in PIR-Center (Moscow), assistant to editor-in-chief of Security Index Journal.