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Alexander Pantich

Alex is the founder of The Vostokian and has lived across Eastern Europe and the Balkans. He is the CEO of Kinetiq Solutions an IT company with clients in America and developers in Macedonia, COO of Upshift, a digital labor marketplace, and COO of The Emerald Group, a medical marijuana consultancy. A 2014 graduate of the Ohio State University, he speaks Russian, Serbian, Turkish and Macedonian. He is also an alumnus of The Brandery-one of the top 10 startup accelerators in the world.

Alex Pantich and Rusif Huseynov discuss Russian and Turkish influence in the Caucasus and the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh with moderator Kristijan Fidanovski.

Vostokian Founder Alex Pantich discusses the migrant/refugee crisis with Vostokian author Aleksej Demjanski and Danish student of International Law Frederik Postelmans-Vasbo. Bios for the speakers are below: Aleksej Demjanski: Aleksej ...

  Mario Hristovkski, Alkis Stephanopoulous and Kristijan Fidanovski discuss the Macedonian name issue with moderator Alex Pantich. Bios for the participants can be found below: Mario Hristovski: Mario is a student ...

On February 19th, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic signed into law a draft agreement regulating Serbia’s relationship with NATO, following its passage in parliament on the 12th of February. The agreement ...

The last week saw the demolition of shopping centers and kiosks near metro stations all around Moscow. The shopping centers were demolished in the dead of night, many not having ...

Since the downing of a Russia Su-24 by Turkish forces, Russian president Vladimir Putin has vowed to retaliate until Turkey apologized for shooting down the aircraft. The retaliation has so ...

A Russian SU-24 bomber aircraft was recently shot down by Turkish F-16’s in the skies over Syria. Both sides gave differing accounts of the shooting with Russia claiming the bomber ...

I arrived in Moscow in September and have since seen the effects of Russia’s economic tumble first-hand. As a teacher and a foreigner who speaks Russian, I have observed two ...