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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 25, 2014

TODAY: Sergei Udaltsov found guilty in Bolotnaya Square protests; Putin’s approval ratings reach a high; IMF forecasts weaker growth.  Russia denies missiles launched on its territory against Ukrainian fighter jets; Kremlin disapproves of U.S. South Korea plans; Canada announces sanctions.  Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov and activist Leonid Razvozzhayev have been found guilty of organising mass […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 16, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine tensions mount as army clashes with pro-federalists in Kramatorsk; 11 dead; Putin lambasts Kiev’s actions; U.S. sees clear Russian involvement in the standoff. The financial cost of keeping Crimea; zero economic growth on the horizon; slumping stocks.  ‘The country is on the threshold of a civil war‘: Prime Minister Medvedev’s Facebook comment on […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 24, 2013

TODAY: Freed Pussy Riot members dismiss clemency move; remain staunch critics of Putin’s Russia; Khordokovsky release indicates rift within Kremlin?  Phillips’ Magnitsky sanction issue; Ukraine eurobond purchase; inventor of the world’s most famous gun dies. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot, who was released yesterday a few hours after fellow activist Maria Alyokhina, has greeted the […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 4, 2013

TODAY: Economy Ministry sees two more years of stagnation; Ukraine economic crisis hits Russian banks; Putin pushes Arctic question; support for President at 12-year-low; courts denounce move to merge them; Nemtsov detained at pro-Ukraine demo; ballet star gets six years. The Economy Ministry admitted that Russia’s economy will continue to stagnate over the next two […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 28, 2013

TODAY: Offices of Human Rights Watch searched as NGO crackdown continues; two rights bureau chiefs called in for questioning; gay pride advocate assaulted. Miners missing; gas exports to Serbia could increase dramatically; Russia’s plans for post-NATO Afghanistan; deputies drawing the line at foreign bank account restrictions.  The Moscow offices of Human Rights Watch, corruption watchdog […]

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Sticky Stagnation: Russia’s Economy in 2013

The following is an English translation of an article by economist Oleg Biklemishev published in Novaya Gazeta which outlines some of the main economic challenges Russia is facing headed into 2013. Sticky Stagnation 2012 The system is not ready for development Year 2012 is becoming economic history. After a month or two, the experts will […]

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Rwanda’s Economic Miracle

President Kagame visits Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh,

When Rwanda gets mentioned in the international media, it’s usually about the genocide, Western guilt, the M23, and Susan Rice. But its worth looking at how they’ve transformed their economy to become an African tiger.

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Today in Russian Business – June 20, 2012

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton writes enthusiastically in the Wall Street Journal about improved trade relations with Russia and why it’s time to repeal the Jackson-Vanik amendment.  Finance Minister Anton Siluanov says Russia has earmarked $40 billion in funds to bolster the economy this year and next in case the eurozone crisis spreads.  These plans […]

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Putin’s Bipolar Economic Thinking

Russia's Prime Minister and presidential candidate Putin attends a meeting with young lawyers and election observers in Moscow

Following Vladimir Putin’s 5,000-word treatsie on his vision for the Russian economy published in Vedomosti, we decided to give a call the venerable economist Dr. Craig Pirrong, otherwise known as the Streetwise Professor, and hear his thoughts on some of Putin’s main arguments.

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