Category Archives: Medvedev

Strategic Sectors Law Amendments Submitted for 2nd Reading

Today, the Strategic Sectors Law (SSL) Amendments were submitted for their second reading.  The SSL Amendments will also likely undergo a third reading, and the assumption is that the changes between the second and third readings will be more substantial … Continue reading

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2012 Presidential Campaign Launches in Russian Style – Part II

[TRM’s second installment on recent events in Russia] Medvedev made quite a few headlines two weeks ago with a series of moves that signaled a renewed push to ‘improve the investment climate’ in Russia.  This is, of course, not a … Continue reading

Posted in Business, clans, compliance, corruption, Foreign direct investment, foreign investment, goskorporatsii, Government of Russia, Kremlinology, ldpr, Medvedev, oligarchs, PM Putin, power vertical, President Medvedev, Putin, Putin's Plan, rule of law, russia, Russian economy, siloviki, state corporations, strategic industries, tandemocracy, Vedomosti, Vladimir Putin | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

2012 Presidential Campaign Launches in Russian Style – Part I

A number of recent events in Russia show that the 2012 Russian presidential election campaign is in full swing.  In keeping with true Russian style, this campaign is aimed not at a mass Russian audience, but rather the political/economic elites involved … Continue reading

Posted in Bastrykin, Chaika, clans, criminal law, Dmitry Medvedev, elections, konovalov, Kremlinology, Medvedev, PM Putin, politicians, power vertical, President Medvedev, prosecutor general, siloviki, vinnichenko, Vladimir Putin, Zubkov | 2 Comments

2010 – Russia’s Wasted Year for Foreign Direct Investment

Marx once said that history repeats itself once as farce, and twice as tragedy.  I am not sure what level we are at now, but I have been feeling a strange sense of deja vu reading the news out of … Continue reading

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The Terminator Takes Moskva

So Arnie is in Moscow today.  He tweeted his arrival and received a response from Pres. Medvedev faster than a 12-year-old girl responds to a Justin Bieber status update on FB.  The Gubernator later popped up on the infamous Moscow … Continue reading

Posted in Dmitry Medvedev, Medvedev, President Medvedev, Putin, terminator, Vladimir Putin, weird | 6 Comments