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Elena Ulansky
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Ms. Ulansky is at present a Managing Director at Platinum Partners, a sizable hedge fund, located in New York City. Her background includes several business development activities, raising capital, originating deals for PE firms & cross border M&A. She is part of a unique "think tank" organized by a famous hedge fund owner and participates regularly in the assessment of geo political situations and their global impact.
She graduated with a Master's degree in Economics, with distinction, from Moscow State University. She has a diploma in Art & Sculpture.
Her Scandinavian descent combined with upbringing in US and Russia, gives her an ability to relate to different cultures and issues. She is fluent in English & Russian and can navigate in French, Spanish & Italian.
She is passionate about spirituality & practices Yoga. She continues to expand her activities for the various causes as a "brand ambassador". Other interests include ballet, tennis & skiing.

Entries by Elena Ulansky

The Future of Ukraine -- Civil war?

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 9:09 PM

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Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting


Ukrainian, Russian and Western diplomats are holding talks in Switzerland on Thursday in hope of resolving a deepening crisis that has seen armed pro-Russian protesters seize swaths of Ukraine....

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U.S. to Arm Ukraine? Is Senator McCain Correct?

(14) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 10:21 AM

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Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting


As demonstrations for succession appear in the Eastern Ukraine cities of Donetsk, Kharkiv and Luhansk the question of what Europe and America will do to prevent another Crimean type...

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American and Western Help to Ukraine: A Day Too Late and a Dollar Too Short?

(1) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 5:21 PM

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Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting

On Sunday as a result of Vladimir Putin call to President Obama, John Kerry went to Paris to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The meeting ended with both sides...

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No Sanctions Will Stop Russia-Crimea Reunion

(4) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 12:38 PM

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Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting

President Obama on Thursday said, 'The United States is today moving, as we said we would, to impose additional costs on Russia." The New York Times reports that these new sanctions...

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In the Battle for Crimea Wins... China?

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 12:22 PM

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Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting

After the referendum in Crimea on Sunday, which the United States and European Union view as illegal, the United States and the European Union are announcing travel bans, asset freezes, and...

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Will Crimeans Be Offered Russian Passports After March 17?

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 1:00 PM

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Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting

It appears so. This is likely despite Geoffrey Pyatt, the American Ambassador to the Ukraine, warning that the US would not accept the results of the March 16th referendum...

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Neither Sanctions Nor Loans Will Solve the Crimean Occupation

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 4:38 PM

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Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting

Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Kiev to show solidarity with the new Ukrainian government. He delivered an economic package that included one billion dollars in loan guarantees and a...

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Occupation of Crimea, Is this a Sea of Change?

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 8:38 AM

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Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting


With the occupation of Crimea there can be no doubt that America will respond with, at a minimum, economic measures. It is a trickier question for Europe.

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Russia's Anti Gay Law and International Conservatism

(3) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 9:25 PM

Co-authored by William Witenberg an abstract artist and financier. Prior to devoting full time to painting he worked in the financial industry at Salomon Brothers and Lazard Freres and subsequently formed his own broker dealer: Witenberg Investment Companies, Inc. a fully disclosed introducing broker to Goldman Sachs.

The timing...

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Investing in Russia, Issues with Education

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 4:09 PM

One of the little-known skeletons in the closet of today's Russia is the growing "brain drain." The Financial Times recently reported that "68 percent of Russians with above-average income wanted their children to study and work abroad." The country's best are leaving. Why don't they want to stay?...

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Russian Scandals and Investing

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2012 | 5:19 PM

Russian media coverage of the Pussy Riot convictions and ongoing appeal will likely escalate on persistent rumors that President Vladimir Putin may make a major policy announcement to coincide with his 60th birthday. The scandal surrounding the daring escapades of "Pussy Riot" has not faded and continues to cast Russia...

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Russia's Investments in Abkhazia

(3) Comments | Posted May 7, 2012 | 10:40 AM

A special representative of the president of the Russian Federation, Alexander Tkachev, paid his first official visit to Abkhazia. During his meeting with the president of Abkhazia, Alexander Ankvab, he stated that Russia is allocating an amount of 11 billion rubles towards the economic growth of...

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Could Gaddafi Scandal Bring Down Sarkozy?

(1) Comments | Posted May 3, 2012 | 5:08 PM

The second round of the French campaign, a.k.a. "le second tour," fought between now and the runoff May 6 is indeed a compelling race.

The main question to be answered: can Sarkozy possibly save his reputation after this?

The prosecutor's office in Paris is currently investigating the documents...

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Mikhail Prokhorov: Putin's Controversial Adversary

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 11:31 AM

Putin celebrates his 60 birthday this year, which makes him 66 by the time his current presidential term is over. Hence it is probable that this is Putin's last term... The second leader of the election -- Gennady Zyuganov -- is a communist and has close to zero support and...

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