Tag: Development

Will North Caucasus Accept External Rule As The Price For Development?

January 14, 2015

Staunton, January 14 – Practically all efforts to promote development while maintaining a power vertical based on the existing arrangements of regions, republics and municipalities have failed because development requires a different set of incentives than does the vertical which is interested above all in maintaining itself, according to Rasul Kadiyev. Nowhere is that more […]

A Return to the Russia of Five-Year Plans? At Least in the North Caucasus

July 3, 2014

Staunton, July 3 – Yesterday, Izvestiya reported that Vladimir Putin has signed a law under the terms of which the government will engage in strategic planning in five-year intervals to promote “improving the standard of living of the population, the growth of the Russian economy and the guaranteeing of the security of the country”. This […]

Moscow Preparing to Seize Land in Crimea for ‘State Needs’ as It Did in Sochi

June 2, 2014

Staunton, 1 June – Russia’s economic development ministry is preparing legislation that would allow Moscow to seize significant amounts of land in Crimea on an accelerated basis in the name of promoting economic development, a measure that is modelled on the one Vladimir Putin used in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics. According to a […]

Crimea-Induced Brain Drain Will Hurt Russia More than Sanctions, Gontmakher Says

April 8, 2014

Staunton, April 7 – The domestic consequences of Moscow’s Crimean policy combined with Russia’s weakening economic prospects will drive ever more young Russians to seek work and possibly permanent residence abroad, an “exodus” that will hurt the country far more than any of the sanctions announced so far, according to Yevgeny Gontmakher. In today’s Moskovsky […]