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Economic Articles on Russia

Russia’s Failing Economy Likely to Drive Migrant Laborers Into ‘Foreign Legion’

February 23, 2015

On February 2, Tajikistan’s government approved an “anti-crisis program” designed to stimulate economic growth by creating 200,000 new jobs (Ozodi, February 2). While the details of the stimulus plan are uncertain, the causes of...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Domestic/Social, Central Asia, Tajikistan , Russia

Mongolia Signs Economic Deal With Japan to Offset Chinese and Russian Trade Domination

February 20, 2015

The new Prime Minister of Mongolia, Chimediin Saikhanbileg, whose ‘Reconciliation Government’ has been in power less than three months, visited Japan on February 9–11 to sign a Mongolian-Japanese Economic Partnership Agreement...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Mongolia, Japan, China, Russia

Without Lips Teeth Feel the Cold? Chinese Support for Russia in the Ukraine Crisis

February 20, 2015

Since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, China has been remarkably forthright in its consistent opposition to the imposition of sanctions against Russia following the country’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and support for...

Category: China Brief, Foreign Policy, Economics, China, China and the Asia-Pacific, Russia

Amid Mounting Domestic Troubles, Putin Tries to Regain the Initiative in Eastern Ukraine

January 26, 2015

The sharp escalation of hostilities in eastern Ukraine last week (January 22) has disheartened many in Europe who had hoped for a gradual resolution of the Ukraine conflict. On the other hand, it has been a welcome return to the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Western Sanctions on Russia to Have Delayed Impact on North Caucasus

January 23, 2015

President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union message (delivered before Congress on January 20) that US economic sanctions have had a devastating impact on the Russian economy (Tvrain.ru, January 21). In reality, only...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

Amid US Retreat From Region, Mongolia Seeks Closer Ties to China and Russia

January 21, 2015

The United States’ muted profile in mineral-rich, landlocked Mongolia receded even more in 2014. Indeed, the US has largely stood by while Mongolia deliberately integrated its faltering economy closer with its two neighbors,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Economics, Mongolia, Central Asia, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Russia

War in Eastern Ukraine Causing Coal Shortages, Electrical Blackouts

January 21, 2015

The unrest and ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine seriously impacts coal supplies and thermal power electricity generation in the rest of the country. On December 28, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered the Ministry of...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Economics, Energy, Ukraine, Europe, Russia

Kremlin Renews Bid to Quietly Dissolve North Caucasus Republics

January 21, 2015

In December 2014, Russian legislators quietly passed new legislation that allows Moscow to remove part of the region from under the control of that region’s government in order “to speed up socio-economic development” in the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

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