An illuminating essay on historical developments in Russia's foreign policy over the last century that argues that only internal political collapse now has the chance to inaugurate a new foreign policy relevant to a post-crisis world.
While intellectuals debate whether Russia has a civil society, union leaders created an organization independent of government control with thousands of members.
Today the list of victims of the economic crisis in Russia is not long but is extremely revealing. It starts with “Moskovsky Korrespondent” weekly that appeared at the end of September and was closed in October.
Akram Murtazaev, editor-in-chief of the newspaper, can tell us how it was closed in detail. However, in this case the general logic of...
The world economic crisis is at an early stage, manifesting itself primarily in the area of finance, but it will spread from the US to the “new industrial countries” and the global contraction in production will lead to stagflation. An in-depth analysis of the possibilities and implications of a global industrial downturn.
In the early weeks of...
Lithuania and Latvia have begun a new campaign in the struggle against the consequences of the Soviet occupation of their countries. Last year, Estonia also participated in this battle against everything Soviet when it relocated a monument to Soviet World War II soldiers who had fallen in the war against Nazism -- a move that sparked a storm of...
The world recession will inevitably spillover to Russia, but the government officials' stubborn optimism reflects their blind faith in capitalism's self-regulatory powers.
Sometimes it is very useful to keep an eye on Russian bureaucrats. Especially on those charged with economy and finance, or on the analysts who write speeches and generate ideas...
The only advantage the Ukrainian politicians will have once their country enters WTO is to delay Russia's entry, but given the dangers of opening markets at a time of potential global recession, this might be a blessing in disguise for Moscow.
Although Ukraine is joining the World Trade Organization, Russia has not yet been accepted.