Category Archives: reform

Strategic Sectors Law Update – Draft Amendments and First Meeting of 2011

Strategic Sectors Law Amendments On February 17, the Russian government submitted amendments to the Strategic Sectors law.  The only substantive change the amendments address is the ownership issue I covered here – i.e., that the law currently applies to any … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Foreign direct investment, foreign investment, Government of Russia, Law, legal update, legislation, moscow, oligarchs, PM Putin, Putin, reform, reserves, russia, Russian economy, strategic industries, Vladimir Putin | 1 Comment

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

Legal Update – Russia’s War on Corruption Gets a European Makeover

The Ministry of Justice is drafting amendments to several Russian laws, as part of the country’s effort to join the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO).  According to press reports, the amendments will include at least three significant changes: (i) … Continue reading

Posted in anti-corruption legislation, bribery, corruption, Law, OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, reform, russia, Vedomosti, war on corruption

Fate of the State Corporations

Russian business news portal Slon.ru got a hold of the draft privatization plan for the State Corporations, which is due to be submitted to Pres. Medvedev on March 1st.  In its current form, the plan foresees the privatization/elimination of most … Continue reading

Posted in goskorporatsii, Nabiullina, President Medvedev, reform, state corporations