(The Moscow Times) Prominent liberal economist and commentator Konstantin Sonin, who was reportedly squeezed out of a top job at a Russian public university earlier this year, said Wednesday that he will leave the country to take up a teaching post in the United States because of recent political developments.
Sonin, a specialist in political economy and professor at Moscow's respected Higher School of Economics, is openly critical of Kremlin economic policy and analytical pieces written by him are published regularly by Russian media, including in The Moscow Times.
"Of course the move is linked with the political events of recent years. Up until 2014 I did not even think about looking for permanent work abroad," Sonin wrote in a blog post Wednesday. […]
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