Tag: taxes

Taxes Needed for Re-Armament Seen Lowering Russian Standard of Living and Expanding Shadow Economy

July 28, 2014

Staunton, July 24 – Although Russians now say they support Vladimir Putin’s assertive foreign policy, their attitude may change if Moscow introduces new taxes and improving its tax collection program, efforts that experts say will lead to a decline in their standard of living and an increase in the size of the country’s shadow economy. […]

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 […]