Strategic Trends of Year 2012. Time to Paint Tanks

#2. The Ice Age

Many events became an unpleasant surprise, they pulled off the veil of illusions from the eyes: these were inactivity of authorities during the disaster in Krymsk and corruption scandals, which spilled through the country one after another, and the revealed ineffectiveness of many higher education institutions.

More Unions — Good and Different!

#1. Beyond Design Basis Evaluations

Russia made a serious compromise on decisionmaking in the Eurasian Economic Commission (“one country — one vote”), despite the obvious difference in economies, size of territory and population.