No. 111: Foreign Trade and Investment Climate
Author(s): Peter Rutland, Ben Aris
Editor(s): Stephen Aris, Aglaya Snetkov, Matthias Neumann, Robert Orttung, Jeronim Perovic, Heiko Pleines, Hans-Henning Schröder
Series: Russian Analytical Digest (RAD)
Publisher(s): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich; Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen; Institute of History, University of Basel
Publication Year: 2012
This edition examines the foreign trade and investment climate in Russia. The author of the first article assesses Russia's long awaited entry into the World Trade Organization, analyzing the process that led to membership and the likely implications for Russia's development prospects. The author of the second article considers the investment and business climate in Russia, and examines the impact of the recent Duma and Presidential elections and accompanying mass protests on political risk in Russia.