Category Archives: Russian economy

What’s Wrong with Russia – Part I – Infrastructure

[Note: this the first in a series of posts covering what are, in my opinion, the most significant examples of ‘what is wrong with Russia]. I’m not starting with the subject of infrastructure because it is necessarily the most significant … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Business and Economy, corruption, Economic development, economics, Foreign direct investment, foreign investment, Government of Russia, infrastructure, russia, Russian economy | 9 Comments

Behold! The New Russian Smartphone

Medvedev: “I can’t even tell where to press.” Chemezov: “It is still a prototype.” Medvedev: “But this is entirely our product, which will be produced in our factories?” Chemezov: “For now, unfortunately, we will only be able to make it … Continue reading

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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

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Russia and the World: Challenges of the New Decade

Over the past few days in Moscow, the conference “Russia and the World: Challenges of the New Decade” was held.  So far I think the video is only in Russian, but here are a few of the speakers who I … Continue reading

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Review: OECD Russia Economic Survey 2009

I really couldn’t wait for this publication to be released, and I’ve been checking the OECD site every day to see if they accidentally posted it before the scheduled July 15 release. The OECD’s conclusions and recommendations in such reports … Continue reading

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