Tag: import substitution

McDonald’s Big Macs Helping Not Hurting Russia, Moscow Journalist Says

June 6, 2015

Staunton, June 4 – There are few things more certain to provoke outrage among Russia’s “’kvas patriots’” than McDonald’s and its Big Macs, a Moscow journalist says; but such patriots should know the 500 McDonald’s restaurants now open in Russia provide more than 43,000 jobs directly and they purchases “almost 100 percent” of supplies from […]

Moscow to Blame that Import Substitution Won’t Happen in 2015, Russian Businesses Say

January 22, 2015

Staunton, January 20 – “Import substitution” may be the most important new term to enter Russian discourse over the last year, but it isn’t going to happen in the next year, experts say, and the reasons for that are to be found in the actions and inactions of the central Russian government in Moscow. Dmitry […]

Russian Farmers Won’t Be Able to Compensate for Embargo for Five Years

September 5, 2014

Staunton, September 5 – “Import substitution” may be the latest term to enter the vocabulary of Russians, but experts say that Russian farmers will not be able to produce enough additional food for the domestic market to compensate for the embargo the Kremlin has imposed on imports unless that measure stays in place for at […]

Kremlin Restrictions on Imports Seen Hurting Those Kremlin Cares Least About — Russia’s Ill

September 4, 2014

Staunton, September 3 – Because of the failure of the Putin regime to develop the Russian Federation’s medical industry, thus forcing the country to purchase abroad up to 80 percent of its medicines, the Kremlin’s planned imposition of restrictions on their import will hurting the ill, a group to whose plight Moscow has long shown […]