Category Archives: rule of law

Developing Kremlin Corruption Scandal – Olympics of Bribery

I have been sitting on this story for a while, waiting to see if anything actually happens and now it appears that it will amount to something – so here goes.  A few months ago, Russian construction entrepreneur and minigarch … Continue reading

Posted in anti-corruption legislation, bribes, bureaucracy, corruption, criminal law, daimler, Dmitry Medvedev, Foreign direct investment, foreign investment, Medvedev, officials, oligarchs, prosecutor general, Putin, rule of law, russia, war on corruption | 9 Comments

A Democratic Softening on the Eve of Clinton/Lavrov Meeting?

 As Secretary of State Clinton prepares to sit down with Foreign Minister Lavrov tomorrow in Geneva, hopefully someone on her staff will point out two largely unnoticed pieces of legislation introduced by Pres. Medvedev last week.   The legislation reforms … Continue reading

Posted in elections, legislation, rule of law, u.s.-russia relations

Starbucks Opening in Russia!

(Via The Moscow Times)The first Starbucks cafe will open in the Mega mall outside Moscow next month, according to The Moscow Times. The opening was delayed by a two year court battle over the company’s trademark. Starbucks first registered its … Continue reading

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Starbucks Opening in Russia!

(Via The Moscow Times)The first Starbucks cafe will open in the Mega mall outside Moscow next month, according to The Moscow Times. The opening was delayed by a two year court battle over the company’s trademark. Starbucks first registered its … Continue reading

Posted in coffee, intellectual property, rule of law, russia, Starbucks, trademark

Russia in the Law Reviews – No. 2

Assessing the Rule of Law in Russia. Kathryn Hendley. Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law. Fall 2006. In this article, Prof. Hendley assesses three major issues – how the term ‘rule of law’ should be defined; the history and … Continue reading

Posted in law review, rule of law, russia