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In a war of attrition, you want an economist as defense minister Members Public

Hello! Welcome to your weekly guide to the Russian economy — written by Alexander Kolyandr and Alexandra Prokopenko and brought to you by The Bell. This week our top story is about the appointment of economist Andrei Belousov as defense minister, and what it means for Russia’s war effort. We

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Economy Weekly

Resurrecting Soviet five-year plans Members Public

Hello! Welcome to your weekly guide to the Russian economy — written by Alexander Kolyandr and Alexandra Prokopenko and brought to you by The Bell. This week our top story is about the “May decree” that Putin signed following his inauguration this week, and how it resembles Soviet-era practices. We also

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Economy Weekly

Assessing Mishustin’s first four years Members Public

Hello! Welcome to your weekly guide to the Russian economy — written by Alexandra Prokopenko and Alexander Kolyandr and brought to you by The Bell. This week our top story is a look at Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin’s record in government ahead of a likely reshuffle. We also look at

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Economy Weekly

The problem of Russia’s off-the-books oil tankers Members Public

Hello! Welcome to your weekly guide to the Russian economy — written by Alexander Kolyandr and Alexandra Prokopenko and brought to you by The Bell. This week our top story is a look at Russia’s shadow oil tanker fleet and what the West could do about it. We also look

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Economy Weekly

A landmark EU sanctions ruling? Members Public

Hello! Welcome to your weekly guide to the Russian economy — written by Alexander Kolyandr and Alexandra Prokopenko and brought to you by The Bell. This week our top story is a high-profile EU sanctions ruling — what it means for the Russian billionaires involved and the wider Western sanctions regime. We

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Economy Weekly

Russia’s wartime wealth redistribution Members Public

Hello! Welcome to your weekly guide to the Russian economy — written by Alexander Kolyandr and Alexandra Prokopenko and brought to you by The Bell. This week our top story is about Russia’s ongoing redistribution of wealth – the biggest since the 1990s. We also look at the ballooning budget deficit.

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Economy Weekly

Alexander Varshavsky: The car salesman who became the biggest winner of Russia’s corporate exodus Members Public

The mass departure of international firms from Russia has provided a golden opportunity for previously mid-ranking Russian business owners to jump into the ranks of the corporate elite. Nobody has taken better advantage of the once-in-a-generation chance to snap up profitable companies at massive discounts than Alexander Varshavsky and Kamo

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Russia feels the bite of secondary sanctions Members Public

Hello! Welcome to your weekly guide to the Russian economy — written by Alexander Kolyandr and Alexandra Prokopenko and brought to you by The Bell. This week our top story is how secondary sanctions imposed by the West are limiting Russia’s ability to do business. We also look at the

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Economy Weekly
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