Russia as Myth and Legend

Russia as Myth and Legend

With gratitude to Byron Hood and Mark Adomanis, I was happy to read Mr. Adomanis’s Forbes article that Russia is not doing several things that many people believe it’s doing: It’s not spending lavishly on its defense budget (rather it spends a smaller percentage of GDP on defense than the United States). It’s not drinking […]

Russia’s Future: Energy, Elites, Emigration?

Russia’s Future: Energy, Elites, Emigration?

Russia has three major problems, according to a new report issued by the World Economic Forum in Davos: the future of energy prices and their impact on the Russian economy, a weak political institutional environment, and a profound lack of social cohesion. The country’s ability to deal with these major problems will depend, according to […]