Georgy Bovt on how loans are replacing social policy in Russia
Ivan Tkachev on how a new way of looking at Russia’s FDI offers clues of how intertwined Russian economy still is with the West
Jeremy Morris wonders whether Russia’s rising tax take is a sign of a state getting more effective, or if it is simply more of a federal fiscal cul de sac
Denis Grekov considers how a weak economy and rising public indebtedness affect ordinary Russians’ readiness to protest
At a time of budget cuts in Russia, Jeremy Morris questions whether the government can extract much more tax revenue from its citizens without spurring resentment or resistance
Vladislav Inozemtsev on the inevitability of another recession in Russia
Vladislav Inozemtsev reflects on the state of Russia’s economy at the end of this year and challenges it faces at the start of the next
Too often development policies in Russia are geared towards its mega cities and border areas — all at the expense of smaller towns and rural areas. As wealth inequalities spiral out of control, that has to change.
Will a tax on self-employed income work in Russia?
An ambitious round of social welfare spending and greater worker protections are the Kremlin’s only refuge from voter dismay
What are the risks of growing household debt overhang?
Why is the Rouble sliding? Do Russia’s financial authorities find this too problematic?