The System of Stifling Tricks of the Bank of Russia

#10. Talkative Times

Implemented in recent years monetary and issuing policy of the Bank of Russia artificially stifles development of the domestic economy, destroys the remnants of science intensive industries, preserves the technological backwardness and strengthens Russia’s status of the “resource colony” and the end market for transnational capital.

Russia And the International Crisis: the First Results

#9. Plus-minus 40

The crisis has revealed the existence of strategic contradiction in the Russian government, which leads to the fact that ministers of the different “blocks” act in the worst case independently of one another, at best — uncoordinated.