Category Archives: duma

Russia Declares Open Season on American Brands

For Russians hoping to enjoy a Big Mac, America’s Favorite Fries, and wash down their meal with a Jack Daniels, the news is not good. In a thinly-veiled effort to retaliate against the United States for its Ukraine-related sanctions, Russian … Continue reading

Posted in coca-cola, Cold War, duma, economics, extremism, film, Foreign direct investment, foreign investment, Government of Russia, internet, ldpr, nidan, Putin, sanctions, u.s.-russia relations

Strategic Sectors Law Update – Third Commission Meeting of 2012

On November 28, 2012, PM Medvedev chaired a session of the Commission on Foreign Investment, the third time the Commission has met this year. Changes to Russia’s Business Environment In his prepared remarks, Medvedev noted Russia’s recent improvement in the … Continue reading

Posted in Business and Economy, Dmitry Medvedev, duma, Economic development, FAS, federal laws, Foreign direct investment, foreign investment, Government of Russia, Law, legal update, legislation, offshore, Russian economy, strategic industries

Tipping Points – Handicapping the Chances of an ‘Arab Spring’ in Russia

Who are the Protesters? VTSIOM recently published a survey of the protesters, conducted at the rally at Sakharov Prospekt on Dec. 24. The survey results confirmed other reports that the protesters are mainly drawn from educated, urbanized elites, prompting the … Continue reading

Posted in duma, Government of Russia, protests, russia | 2 Comments

Strategic Industries Law Goes to Duma on Friday

The second [and final?] reading of the Strategic Industries Law will go to the Duma for a vote tomorrow. If the law is passed, it will mark the end of a legislative project that began with President Putin’s address to … Continue reading

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Strategic Industries Law Goes to Duma on Friday

The second [and final?] reading of the Strategic Industries Law will go to the Duma for a vote tomorrow. If the law is passed, it will mark the end of a legislative project that began with President Putin’s address to … Continue reading

Posted in duma, fish, legislation, Putin, strategic industries

Boring [Final] Duma Results and Amateur Putinology

With all of the votes counted, four parties will make it into the Duma. Here’s the breakdown with the seat distribution (the seats of parties not reaching the 7% threshold are distributed proportionally to the parties that made it in): … Continue reading

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Boring [Final] Duma Results and Amateur Putinology

With all of the votes counted, four parties will make it into the Duma. Here’s the breakdown with the seat distribution (the seats of parties not reaching the 7% threshold are distributed proportionally to the parties that made it in): … Continue reading

Posted in duma, elections, Putin