Tag: price of oil

Russian Economy Approaching ‘Perfect Storm’ — Oil at $25 a Barrel, Ruble at 125/$1 and Inflation at 30%

August 14, 2015

Staunton, August 14 – Vladislav Zhukovsky, an economist known for predicting disasters in the Russian economy and for then turning out to be right, says that the situation is more dire than almost anyone imagines because oil is heading to US $25 dollars a barrel, the ruble to 125 to the US dollar, and inflation […]

Russia’s Current Crisis Political Not Economic and Thus Not Easily Overcome, Storch Says

December 22, 2014

Staunton, December 20 – Many Russians assume that they will ride out the current crisis just as they did the crises of 1998 and 2008, but that assumption is wrong, Leonid Storch argues, because the former crises were economic and the current one is political. And thus for this crisis, there is no quick or […]

Are Kadyrov’s Days as Head of Chechnya Numbered?

December 16, 2014

Staunton, December 15 – Ramzan Kadyrov’s ouster as head of Chechnya has been rumored so often that it has become something “expected” by some, but if he goes, that is likely to entail “unpredictable consequences” for Chechnya, the North Caucasus and Moscow, according to Temur Kozayev. Many had expected Kadyrov to be ousted last spring, […]