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Proper Russian: Why Russians Are Not Smiling

When you go to Russia first thing you notice may be is that people do not smile. Here I find very true explanation why… Proper Russian: Why Russians Are Not Smiling.

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Central Bank Gold Buying Slows, As Russia Sells Precious Metal In September: IMF Data

  Central Bank Gold Buying Slows, As Russia Sells Precious Metal In September: IMF Data.

Posted in Emerging Markets, Russia & CIS

Why Russia Is China In Reverse – Forbes

Why Russia Is China In Reverse – Forbes.

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Россия стала крупнейшим мировым покупателем золота

Россия стала крупнейшим мировым покупателем золота.

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Posted in Russia & CIS, Russian language // На русском

Russia Country Factfile – Information Search

Statistic search It took long few hours for me to find some relevant and reliable source of information about Russia, namely, so-called Country Factfile data (GDP, inflation, etc.), so I thought I would share this Russia Country Factfile, hope it may

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Russian Cyprus round-tripping: Corruption-linked money laundering – by VOX paper

Russian involvement in Cyprus was widely recognised during the acute phase of the most recent Euro Zone crisis.  The issue has been widely discussed in recent months due to the critical financial situation in Cyprus and huge interest of Russian’s political

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Posted in Global Crisis 2007-2013..., Russia & CIS

Richer Russians

When Mr Putin first came to power 12 years ago, the Russian electorate was relatively homogenous in its incomes and requirements. The middle class made up some 15% of the population. But much has changed over the intervening decade…. To

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