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Author: Christopher Kenneth

Economy

Recalcitrant global economic crisis makes the future bleak

Indeed, 2009, already compromised by the current crisis and other related unsolved problems, is likely to be remembered as a year that harbors the worst pessimism for both individuals and businesses, before its dawn...

Politics

US could be alone in its attempt to isolate Russia over Georgia

With the change in the White House and excruciating impacts of the global crisis, U.S. anti-Russia hawks will now find it difficult, if not impossible, to isolate Russia...

 

Editorials

Russias optimistic future entrenched in the Concept-2020

The perfect timing of this epochal program, at the peak of the current crisis, is to showcase Russias growing confidence in its desire to be a key player on the global arena...

Economy

Putin to oversee the Strategic Sectors Law enforcement

The highly controversial Strategic Sectors Law will be implemented under the guidance of the powerful premier...

 

Editorials

Kremlin intensifies calls for a new multipolar world

President Medvedev reiterated the Kremlins strident calls at the World Policy Conference for a new multipolar global order and diversification of centers for making decisions on global issues...

Economy

Global equity turmoil causes panic on the Russian market

The terms volatility and fragility as well as well panic, redemption packages, uncertainty over who is next, sacrificial lamb etc., became the most frequently heard words/phrases across major global stock exchanges in mid-September as key equity indices, including the Russian blue-chips...

 

Editorials

Farewell to another crisis year; welcome to another year of new hope and more expectations in 2011

The end of the year is always accompanied by a desire to review the outgoing year and make New Year resolutions. But the lingering tensions across the globe have made both tasks more difficult this year...

Editorials

Advance profit tax payment typifies the authorities attitude towards businesses

The Moscow mayor's call for pre-corporate profit tax payment is destructive for business and should be discarded as an anti-entrepreneurship policy...

Issue:
Tags: Sobyanin
 

Editorials

Banking policy initiative capable of solving multiple problems

It is now clear that the current RUB 700m threshold was based on the absolutely wrong assumption that most Russians' bank deposits are either of this amount or much less...

Editorials

New privatization arouses the ugly ghosts from failed wild 1990s policies

The promise to make the second wave of privatisation a much fairer policy in all its ramifications is meant to finally lay to rest the roving ghosts from the 1990s...

 

Politics

The assessment of President Medvedevs four-year rule in the Kremlin

While analyzing Medvedevs performance, one needs to start from the fact that he did not even have his own team, as he inherited a kind of slightly reformatted Putin's cabinet...

Politics

Putins absolutization of incumbency powers nullifies his rivals' chances for the Russian presidency

With the huge resources at his disposal and the incumbent president refusing to seek a legal second term, Putin easily scored a landslide victory...

 

Editorials

Russia on the brink of a tectonic shift in elites consciousness

Attacking the state's spending spree, ex-Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin dismissed the Kremlin's strategy of radical escalation of expenditures a fantasy...

Editorials

Oligarchs in classrooms will highlight collective retrograde amnesia among Russian elite

Calling on the oligarchs to share their questionable success stories with pupils is tantamount to giving them a legal sanctimony and whitewashing their shady pasts...

 

Politics

Kremlin launches radical overhaul of state corporations boardroom compositions

Announcing the new policy, President Medvedev noted that the move was aimed at winning back the trust and whipping up the interest of investors in the economy...

Editorials

Kremlin seeks mutual understanding with EU at tripartite summit

The troika's decision to continue future meetings in this format underscores readiness to jointly tackle common European issues for the benefit of the entire continent...

 

Politics

Kremlin outlines five criteria for a bonafide democracy for the 21st century

Explaining the need for such a set of universal criteria, Medvedev noted that the issue of whether Russia is democratic or not stems from different views on democracy...

Editorials

The Kremlins militia-police dilemma: Reforming the irreformable

President Medvedev's plan to reform the nation's militsia envisages streamlining of the agency, increasing its efficiency and ability to protect citizens rights and security...

 

Editorials

The end of the crisis year that changes the world forever

An assessment of the key activities in 2009 that radically changed the world forever in many aspects, including the shift from a dangerously unipolar to a safer multipolar world and the final dawn of China as the new center of gravity of the post-crisis global economy...

Editorials

The Wests final loss of principles and orientations

Recent events around Edward Snowwden and others have proved that the West, once seen as the bastion of democratic values, is dangerously tilting into an entity devoid of any values, and in case of EU states, even self-respect...

 

Editorials

Putin at his best as his cabinet reshuffle relocates key allies to the Kremlin

The composition of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's new cabinet is notable for the disproportionate representation of President Vladimir Putin's arch-loyalists...

Business & Finance

Elites consumerism cult to fall first victim of luxury goods taxation in Russia

The governments readiness to take actions against luxury goods became clear in February when Putin called the issue of imposing a luxury tax a politically done deal...

 

Editorials

Russia and Chinas veto is not against Syrians, but against Wests hypocrisy

If the Syria stance reflects Beijing and Moscows model of behavior in the looming post-crisis era, then the West will have to make real adjustments to its diplomacy doctrine...

Politics

With the Golden jubilee behind, Nigeria now en-route to its first statehood centennial

Speaking at his country's 51st independence anniversary, the Nigerian ambassador to Russia highlighted the occasion as another milestone in his nation's history...

 

Editorials

Belarus economic disaster coverage shows Russias press at its finest best

Russian media CEOs, by raising the standard of their Belarus economic debacle coverage to a sky-high level, have set for themselves a new yardstick...

Economy

Radiant at its golden jubilee, Nigeria fortifies base for investment inflows

The report highlights Nigeria's potential, its myriad of business incentives and other investment boosting measures to attract strategic investors to its economy...

 

Editorials

Russia finally secures WTO membership: is it really worth the efforts?

Without any doubts, Russia's WTO membership should be seen as the great achievement that it is really is, the final, or almost the final, act in the 20-year soap opera of integrating the country into global free market economy...

Society

Official presentation of the Eighth Wonder of the World project in Moscow

According to the people behind this unique project, the design of The Kind Angel monument can rightly lay a justified claim to be a modern Eighth Wonder of the World...

 

Editorials

Kerimovs Arab sheiks-style Anji investments good for Russian football

The multibillionaire's commitment to Anji is underscored by the names of famous players that have been brought to the club in record transfer-breaking deals...

Society

Russia pledges support for Ecuadors innovative global ecology initiative

The initiative envisages Ecuadors voluntary refusal to extract oil from its rich oil deposits in Yasuni to preserve Earth's ecology...

 

Editorials

Media wars against Kremlin foes highlight lack of press freedom in Russia

The inability of these media executives to have foreseen justifiably negative interpretations of their actions and roles indicates blatant lack of professionalism and personal will...

Editorials

Russia uses its robust economy to woo global investors

In another pragmatic move after its victory in the five-day Caucasian war,...

 

Politics

Putin appoints new cabinet to oversee pressing reforms

The new faces in the new cabinet, apart from the prime minister, previously the head of the country’s federal tax agency and a technocrat devoid of any political ambitions, also include the new ministers for justice, sport, education, health and economic development.

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Politics

Incumbent Putin wins a largely expected presidential election landslide victory

A total of over 56.43m Russians voted for Putin, according to CEC’s data, which put the total number of votes cast at almost 73.63m. This represented a turnout of 67.54% among all the eligible Russian voters, CEC Chairperson Ella Pamfilova said.

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Issue: March 2018, Vol. 6, 3
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Politics

Putins presidency bid supporters begin signature collections

The collected signatures have to be submitted not later than 30 January 2018 and the Central Electoral Commission (CEC), the official agency overseeing the election processes in the country, has to verify the authenticity of the signatures ...

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Society

The Serebrennikov case: a simple case of state fund mismanagement or Kremlin censorship

The intelligentsia and fans of Serebrennikov are not even interested in hypothetically contemplating the probability of the director actually committing the incriminated crimes...

 

Society

The exemplification of selfless service to Fatherland

For Boris Anatolievich Pashintsev, this war is not just about a country's history that one has read about in history books. His father, Anatoly Vasilievich Pashintsev, and mother, Zinaida Vasilievna, had often told him about the huge price that the Motherland had to pay for this great victory ......

Editorials

Iran deal highlights the advantages of consensus diplomacy by global leaders

This is the type of global leadership required from superpowers the ability to set out and work towards achieving common good for the whole world, rather than seeking to achieve selfish national interest gains at the expense of the others...

 

Economy

BBCG brings local and foreign retail operators to Food&Drogerie Retail Russia 2014

Altogether, over 400 delegates from across the globe attended the event either as experts, speakers, VIP guests or just ordinary visitors interested in knowing the major trends in the industry from the worlds leading retail experts...

Issue: February_2014
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Politics

Mandela and South Africans deserve apology from the West

The world, according to US President Barack Obama, is unlikely ever to come across the likes of Nelson Mandela again...