MAX POLYAKOV

International space technology and IT business entrepreneur, investor, economist and philanthropist

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Prospects of Ukrainian Space: Will Ukraine’s Longtime Dream to Revive Its Space Sector Come True?
12 May 2022
12 May 2022
Prospects of Ukrainian Space: Will Ukraine’s Longtime Dream to Revive Its Space Sector Come True?

Cooperation between Ukraine and ESA could open the way for hundreds of Ukrainian specialists of the space rocket industry, give Ukraine access to exchange of experience with Western colleagues. ESA can directly contribute to the inflow of additional investments in Ukrainian space startups.

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Humanity’s Cosmic Eyes of mankind, Part 2: Hubble and the digital revolution
29 April 2022
29 April 2022
Humanity’s Cosmic Eyes of mankind, Part 2: Hubble and the digital revolution

For astronomists, the beginning of the 1970s was a time of tremendous anticipation: NASA had begun to develop a large space observatory Hubble. In fact, the telescope has been the godfather of all modern cosmology. However, scientists still had a lot of sweating to start a new chapter.

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A History of Patronage: From Antiquity to Modern Times
22 April 2022
22 April 2022
A History of Patronage: From Antiquity to Modern Times

The tradition of wealthy people offering financial support to scientists and artists has its roots in ancient times. It is thanks to interest by wealthy patrons that the works of Virgil and Horace, the surrealism of Picasso and Kandinsky were created and have survived to this day.

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Prospects for recovery: options for a Marshall Plan for Ukraine
15 April 2022
15 April 2022
Prospects for recovery: options for a Marshall Plan for Ukraine

As of the end of March, Ukraine’s economic losses in the war with Russia exceeded $600 billion, and these will only continue to grow. In these circumstances, programs for Ukraine’s financial development and reconstruction will play a key role, in particular, on the model of the Marshall Plan.

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The Science of Finding Our Way: A Brief History of Navigation (Part 2)
12 April 2022
12 April 2022
The Science of Finding Our Way: A Brief History of Navigation (Part 2)

In the second half of the century, the start of the space age gave rise to ideas about creating a global satellite navigation system. But this was only an intermediate stage in the evolution of navigation systems.

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Crouching tiger: How China is economically enslaving Russia
07 April 2022
07 April 2022
Crouching tiger: How China is economically enslaving Russia

The economic sanctions imposed on Russia as a result of the war it unleashed in Ukraine have begun gradually squeezing it out of world markets. Much to China’s delight. Under the pretext of stabilizing the Russian economy, China is quite capable of absorbing it.

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Goodbye, The Unkind Bear: How Russian people said goodbye to their dream of space due to their dictator’s bloody ambitions
01 April 2022
01 April 2022
Goodbye, The Unkind Bear: How Russian people said goodbye to their dream of space due to their dictator’s bloody ambitions

The US is going to cut exports of space equipment and tools to Russia by half. Ironically, it is time for Roscosmos to seriously consider the possible prospects of space launches using balloons and trampolines alone.

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A famous entrepreneur, Max Polyakov, donates $1,000,000 to a charity fund to support victims of Russian aggression
30 March 2022
30 March 2022
A famous entrepreneur, Max Polyakov, donates $1,000,000 to a charity fund to support victims of Russian aggression

TAPS-Ukraine Charitable Foundation received $1 000 000 support from Max Polyakov, a Ukrainian philanthropist and entrepreneur. The man also called all Ukrainian IT companies and influential entrepreneurs to follow his example and financially support the fund.

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Business in wartime: how Ukraine is keeping itself together economically
25 March 2022
25 March 2022
Business in wartime: how Ukraine is keeping itself together economically

The Ukrainian government completely reoriented its economy towards wartime needs, seeking to maintain its stability. This piece focuses on the close cooperation of various economic spheres of the state, which during the war has directly shaped the existence of the state as such.

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Helping hand: how the world is supporting Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression
17 March 2022
17 March 2022
Helping hand: how the world is supporting Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression

The world stands with Ukraine. The results of the vote in the UN condemning Russia’s aggression against Ukraine: 141 out of 193 countries voted in favor of condemning Russia’s intervention. This piece will focus on the financial and humanitarian support being provided to Ukraine by its allies.

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