Publications

30.03.2005. Russia's migration policy must be made attractive
The current immigration situation is extremely alarming. During the past year or two, the number of immigrants coming to Russia has not exceeded 200,000 per year, which is 4 to 6 times less than the number needed to compensate for the natural population loss. If the situation does not change radically, many major plants will have to stop operating in the near future. There will be no workforce to build roads and apartment buildings, sweep the streets and drive buses and trolleys. The whole...

18.02.2005. Bratislava summit: common interest will triumph
Only the lazy do not speak about the growing crisis in Russia-US relationship. The world is waiting for the Bratislava summit between Vladimir Putin and George Bush with mixed feelings dominated by concern. There are objective and subjective reasons for this. Russia-US relations have always been a combination of rivalry and cooperation. The traditional elites in the two countries have always regarded each other with suspicion, which was stronger in Russia in the past. We suffered...

25.02.2004. The perils of pressuring Russia
Two European Union bodies recently issued similar documents calling for a revision of the EU's policy toward Russia. One of them contained recommendations prepared by the European Parliament's committee on foreign affairs for the European Council. The other was prepared by the European Commission.    The documents coincide in their analyses and recommendations. Both put special emphasis on the deterioration of political freedom and democracy in Russia, on the situation...

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