Category Archives: media

What’s Wrong with Russia? – Intro

A lot of ink is spilled over this question in Western – especially American and British – media outlets and think tanks.  The meme is so pervasive that it is nearly impossible to discuss Russia without at least one reference … Continue reading

Posted in Business and Economy, Cold War, crisis, democracy, Economic development, economics, elections, foreign investment, media, oil, rankings, reform, rule of law, russia, Russian economy | 3 Comments

Russia’s Economic Crisis – Gontmakher’s Specter Descends on Ohio

I wanted to write my second post about the krizis, this time comparing the long-term, structural problems facing Russia and the U.S. But the Russkii krizis-watch in our media has hit such a feverish pitch, I couldn’t avoid the subject, … Continue reading

Posted in crisis, economics, media

Medvedev on Political Nihilism, National Projects, Gazprom, and the Media

For lack of material to create an original post this week, here is my translation of an article that was published on Rossiiskaya Gazeta’s website today, which contains excerpts from an interview that First Vice-Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev did with … Continue reading

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Medvedev on Political Nihilism, National Projects, Gazprom, and the Media

For lack of material to create an original post this week, here is my translation of an article that was published on Rossiiskaya Gazeta’s website today, which contains excerpts from an interview that First Vice-Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev did with … Continue reading

Posted in elections, Gazprom, media, Medvedev, translation | 1 Comment