Staunton, June 27 – Russians must recognize that sanctions are “the new economic and political reality” in which they live and overcome three widespread and government-promoted misconceptions about such sanctions if the country is going to be able to cope with them as well as possible, according to a senior Russian scholar. In an article […]
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Gennady Onishchenko, head of the Federal Consumer Protection Service, has been dismissed. Onishchenko was seen as the face of many Russian isolationist policies, such as the banning of “harmful” food products from many former Soviet countries which had expressed interests in joining the European Union instead of the Russian alternative, the Customs Union. The Moscow […]
The pro-Kremlin “Kommersant” publishes this assessment of the latest stalemate in the World Trade Organization, which suggests that the WTO is in a stalemate and is at risk of falling apart because of the policies of the European Union and the United States. This is in direct contrast with the assessment of Business News Europe which blames […]
Even Russia efforts to modernize have been undermined by systemic problems routed in an outdated system of isolation and control. Russia has failed to reap the benefits of its membership in the WTO while still suffering from many of the drawbacks of joining the system.
In the run-up to the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland (17-18 June) and the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (20-22 June), Vladimir Putin gave a long and rather dull interview to RIA Novosti on Russia’s priorities in foreign economic policy. Slon.ru has selected the most significant themes: What can be expected from these G8 and […]