Tag: economic crisis

New East-West Tensions Leave Kaliningrad Out in the Cold

October 31, 2014

Staunton, October 31 – The situation of Kaliningrad, the non-contiguous part of the Russian Federation, has long been “a headache” for the Kremlin, but the recent rise in East-West tensions has so exacerbated the problems of that region that this week Vladimir Putin convened a meeting to discuss what should be done. According to Nezavisimaya […]

Budget Problems Will Be Passed On To Wealthy Russians

November 25, 2013

Nezavisimaya Gazeta, an independent newspaper, publishes this analysis by the FBK Institute of Strategic Analysis, a pro-business financial analysis company. They argue that Russia’s deepening economic crisis has forced the government to debate moving to a progressive tax, which could hurt Russian business interests. It’s an interesting read, though there may be problems with the […]