Vladislav Inozemtsev looks at new attempts by the state to squeeze Russian taxpayers
Georgy Bovt on the reasons why the Russian leadership does not intend to save small and medium-sized enterprises
Ivan Tkachev on how long Russia’s budget reserves will last in the current oil price environment
Vladislav Inozemtsev on what awaits Russia in the coming months
Georgy Bovt argues that unless Russia changes its economic strategy and undertakes structural reforms, the country is doomed to stagnation and its population to gradual impoverishment
Georgy Bovt on how loans are replacing social policy in Russia
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
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
An ambitious round of social welfare spending and greater worker protections are the Kremlin’s only refuge from voter dismay
Surveys point to a generally negative public perception of Russia’s pension plans. To what extent has this affected their attitude towards Vladimir Putin?
Why has the Kremlin unexpectedly decided to introduce such an unpopular and politically dangerous pension reform?
Contrary to the promises of supporters of pension reform, the average pensioner will not survive until retirement