Tag: Pensions

Ukrainian Events Providing Cover for Moscow to Take Unpopular Measures at Home, Polukhin Says

July 20, 2014

Staunton, July 17 – Moscow’s actions in Ukraine not only have pushed Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings among Russians into the stratosphere but also have provided Moscow with the opportunity to take unpopular and previously unthinkable measures at home, according to Aleksey Polukhin, economics editor of Novaya Gazeta. If the first has attracted enormous attention, the […]

Russians Have Lost a Sense of Direction, Emil Pain Says

June 27, 2014

Staunton, June 27 – Life expectancy is a demographic category that is most comparable across countries, and Russia now ranks 129th in the world in that regard, behind not just Europe but former Soviet republics and Soviet bloc countries, a pattern that reflects the fact that Russians have lost a sense of direction and are […]

Crimea Anschluss to Cost Russians Billions, Kudrin Says

March 28, 2014

Staunton, March 28 – Former Russian finance minister Alexei Kudrin has said and official Russian news agencies have reported that that Russia’s annexation of Crimea is going to have extremely deleterious effects on the Russian economy, including massive capital flight, and any hope of real economic growth this year. Kudrin said yesterday that Russia will […]