Russian Federation

This section of the site includes a series of posts and articles about the Russian Federation. The focus is on contemporary economics, politics and society. The aim is to provide objective analysis and information, and pointers to useful resources. Material will be drawn from a wide range of sources. Analysis will be wide-ranging and open; not limited to, indeed not directly concerned with, analyses of power or institutions. The aim is to provide clear-sighted and accurate reporting and analysis on economic, political and social developments.

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New US Sanctions may target Europe’s gas relationship with Russia

Congress has passed, overwhelmingly, a new sanctions bill – which includes sanctions against Iran, Russia and North Korea. The bill now goes to the Senate where it is expected to be passed. President Trump will then be under strong pressure to sign it into law. The sanctions against Russia include new Iran-style sanctions. These go […]


OECD Russia report 2013

The OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) is a 35 member organisation with its headquarters in Paris. Its members are mostly Western European countries who follow a model of ‘market economy’ and ‘liberal democracy’. The US is also a member, along with its ally South Korea. Russia is a candidate member. [1] However talks […]


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