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Déjà vu of Collaborative Consumption?

... own fresh data (, the volume of transactions within Russia’s sharing economy platforms totalled around some 511 billion Rubbles in 2018 alone. It corresponds to 30% year-on-year grown compared to ... ... Furthermore, thanks to its carsharing fleet of 10,000 – 15,000 shared vehicles, Moscow is becoming the largest carsharing city in Europe. In fact, according to more optimistic estimates, Moscow it’s well on it’s way to becoming the largest carsharing city ...


Sanctions Have Not Been So Bad

... Middle-Eastern firms and governments, more than they have done in the past. And previously, these were with the US and EU firms, who dominated investment streams in Russian energy, but now they’re facing competition from other parts of the global economy. This means that it’s not that we won’t be investing more, the process will just be more competitive. That’s good for Russia, because there are more options, but European firms realise that there aren’t many countries in the world with natural resources like Russia where the possibilities for investing are as great. Still, they are facing more intense competition due to the changes in the global economy — ...


Seminar “European Security: Challenges at the Societal Level”

On October 31, 2016 the Russian International Affairs Council in cooperation with the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions ( OSCE Network ), the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations ( RAS IMEMO ) and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation ( Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung ) held a seminar “European Security: Challenges at the Societal Level.” The participants of the seminar discussed the draft report prepared by the OSCE Network and addressed the following issues: the future of the European order; Russian and Western interests in ...


Enviable … stagnation

... in reality because they seem to have given in under the pressure of neoliberalism which squashed everything and everyone. The EU labor directive is intended to ensure a breakthrough in this area; its draft has already been submitted to the EC. “Europe is not the Wild West, but a social market economy.” This is a cool statement from Mr. Juncker’s Address. The cocktail of civil rights and emphasis on the authorities’ protective functions (both in the authorities’ national and supranational dimensions) is topped with a ...


A Struggling Ukraine Is Bad News for Russians

..., Russia will not fall apart as a result of internal tensions and the economy will not collapse under the burden of funding Crimea. To the contrary, every failure in Ukraine, every delay in the fight against corruption and the struggle to reform the economy, all foot-dragging in the process of European integration plays right into the hands of Russia's most reactionary forces. They like nothing more than watching a country with a democratic leadership and European aspirations degenerate into a failed state. And the more the Russian people equate ...


How Italy is Paying a High Price for Anti-Russian Policies

... isn't definitely the way to give a positive impulse to the economy, considering also that unemployment for people aged under 25 peaks at an even more astonishing 43.1%. The real issue, though, is subtler and even more worrisome for Italy and the EU economy in general. Indeed, while European exporters can't find new markets to overcome the shortage of demand induced by the sanctions, the Russian market is already replacing the old trade partners with new ones from areas outside Europe, which don't have to submit to ...


Ukraine’s Path to Europe [xv] [xvi] Ironically, Ukraine has been asked to pay higher prices than their European counterparts. [xvii] [xviii]


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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