Stanislav Menshikov is the author of a regular political and economic column that appears in the Moscow newspaper "Slovo". They are all in Russian.

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List of most recent columns:

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20.06.2014

How much will Russia pay for "collecting its land?"

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28.03.2014

Thoughts on the Russian Economy

04.10.2013

Worrysome Times

21.06.2013

New Problems for Russia

19.04.2013

Fate of Third Term

13.12.2012

New Year's view of the Nation and World

19.10.2012

Letter to Friend

07.09.2012

Road to Normalization

15.06.2012

The Regime's Fate

02.04.2012

The Putin Spring

27.01.2012

The Menace of a Coup

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28.10.2011

Putin comes back. What is going to happen

02.09.2011

Monetary Issues and the 500 Battle

17.06.2011

Scenes from the Pre-election Show

09.04.2011

Towards the Big Election

12.02.2011

The Long Wave and the Coming Decade

24.12.2010

Power Cocktail of Crime and Corruption

12.11.2010

The Great Rogue and Currency War

26.09.2010

In the Shade of the long wave

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11.09.2010

Georgy Tsagolov is 70

12.07.2010

Political ABC of Modernization

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04.06.2010

Back To Political Chass

07.05.2010

In Memory of Angus Maddison

09.04.2010

The Putin Gambit

07.03.2010

In the Maze of Modernizations

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05.02.2010

What tomorrow is preparing for the economy?

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11.12.2009

State Corporations under Attack:
To Be or Not to Be

11.10.2009

News from  the Financial Casino

12.09.2009

The Economy in Twenty Years

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24.07.2009

Crisis: new page

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22.05.2009

CRISIS: ABOUT THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

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20.03.2009

Global Crisis: economics and politics

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20.02.2009

On the Roads of Crisis - US and Russia

16.01.2009

Issues of Russian Crisis

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19.12.2008

CRISIS DEBATE - THEORY AND PRACTICE 24

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05.12.2008

CRISIS WILL NOT WAIT UNTIL APRIL

14.11.2008

CRISIS, NEW PAGE

07.11.2008

We are only ten

17.10.2008

CRISIS RACES ACROSS PLANET

03.09.2008

Lessons of the Crisis

26.09.2008

Financial Crisis in Russia

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12.09.2008

US Economy Before Election

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11.07.2008

US: Crisis Amidst Elections

29.06.2008

Riddles of Putin's Cabinet

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25.05.2008

Putin's Plans - are They In Serious?

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11.04.2008

WHOM IS MEDVEDEV LISTENING TO?

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21.03.2008

Where are we heading under Medvedev

2020-: ?

29.02.2008

2020: Will Putin's Guess Be Right?

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15.02.2008

CRISIS: PANIC OR FACT?

01.02.2008

Democracy after Colonel Skalozub

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18.01.2008

Molchalin for president?

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14.12.2007

Taming the monopolies

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30.11.2007

US Dollar - What Next?

02.11.2007

NEOLIBERAL MUTINY CONTINUES

12.10.2007

PUTIN KEEPS HIS BALANCE

28.09.2007

THE BERING MEGAPROJECT

20.07.2007

IN MEMORY OF DMITRY LVOV

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06.07.2007

LAGGING INDUSTRY AND TURN TO INDUSTRIAL POLICY. Part 2.

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29.06.2007

LAGGING INDUSTRY AND TURN TO STATE CAPITALISM. Part 1.

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16.03.2007

INDUSTRIAL POLICY: TO BE OR NOT TO BE?

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02.03.2007

What's Behind the Moscow-Minsk Conflict

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17.02.2007

Diversifying: How Serious Is It

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29.12.2006

RUSSIAN ECONOMY: 2006 RESULTS AND OUTLOOK

22.12.2006

ECONOMICS AND POLITICS OF THE DOLLAR

08.12.2006

WESTERN EARS IN LONDON MURDER

01.12.2006

POLITICAL EARTHQUAKES IN QUIET HOLLAND

2030

17.11.2006

WORLD ECONOMY IN 2030

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28.09.2006

After 2008 - With Putin or Without Him

22.09.2006

An Oligarch's Non Dangerius Revenge

01.09.2006

Wagung War for Friends' Sake

18.08.2006

SOURCES OF MIDDLE EAST WAR

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10.07.2006

COLD WAR NUMBER TWO

07.07.2006

The Dollar and Russia

23.06.206

Battles at the Top

09.06.2006

PUZZLES FROM THE TOP

12.05.2006

OPEN LETTER TO A RUSSIAN BUSINESSMAN

12.05.2006

THE GREAT GALBRAITH

07.04.2006

No Nobel prize for these guys

17.03.2006

OUR BILLIONAIRES AND AMERICAN

17.02.2006

SOUTH KOREAN MODEL FOR THE KREMLIN GROUP

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03.02.2006

REANIMATING GAIDAR

20.01.2006

KREMLIN'S GAS GAMBIT

 


23.12.2005

US IN NEED OF RECOVERY. New Democratic Program.

02.11.2005

A Manifesto for Europe

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14.10.2005

DECIDED IN THE KREMLIN, NOT IN COMPETITION

30.09.2005

TRUTH ABOUT GASOLINE

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16.09.2005

GCCP - Gross Criminal & Corruption Product

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02.09.2005

ABRAMOVICH, GAZPROM AND THE KREMLIN GROUP

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19.08.2005

Going Left, Ending Up Right

22.07.2005

HOW TO STABILIZE THE DOLLAR

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08.07.2005

KHODORKOVSKY, CHUBAIS, JUSTICE

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17.06.2005

YURY LUZHKOV: CAPITALISM FOR THE MAJORITY?

03.06.2005

YURY LUZHKOV AND RUSSIAN CAPITALISM

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29.04.2005

OVERHEATED ECONOMY OR BRAINS?

2008-

16.04.2005

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER 2008

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01.04.2005

SPACE OF LAW OR CRIMINAL ACQUISITION?

18.03.2005

HOUSING: REFORM OR EXPROPRIATION?

18.02.2005

AN ECONOMY LOSING TRACK

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04.02.2005

BEHIND THE DOLLAR CRISIS - LESSONS FOR RUSSIA

21.01.2005

WHY THEY MADE STEPASHIN SHUT UP

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26.11.2004

KEEPING OUR OWN COUNSEL - 
REPLY TO IMF'S DE RATO

05.11.2004

HOW RUSSIA FINANCES AMERICA

 

22.10.2004

US ELECTION SWING

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08.10.2004

GALBRAITH, RUSSIA, EUROPE: Bankruptcy of Neoliberalism

24.09.2004

WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR VERTICAL DEMOCRACY

17.09.2004

AFTER BESLAN

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03.09.2004

NUMBERS GAME OR DOING SERIOUS BUSINESS?

28.08.2004

STATE CAPITALISM OR NEW OLIGARCHS

23.07.2004

DANCING WITH THE WOLVES OF OIL

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23.04.2004

MIRACLE DETAILED BY FACTOR

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16.04.2004

NATO - THREAT IMAGINARY OR REAL?

09.04.2004

WEEPING OLIGARCH


02.04.2004

FIRST STEPS OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT
Neoliberal rush and archaic capitalism


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26.03.2003

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE US ECONOMY
Recovery or stagnation ?


19.03.2004

PUZZLES OF THE SECOND TERM
The president and his government


12.03.2004

DR. SHLEIFFER PRONOUNCES US A NORMAL COUNTRY


05.03.2004

PUTIN'S GENERAL PLAN
As seen after new premier is appointed

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27.02.2004

PUTIN'S SECOND TERM IN THE ECONOMY


20.02.2004

PUTIN: CANDIDATE AND HIS PROGRAM

 
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13.02.2004

DOLLAR DANCES IN THE WORLD AND IN  RUSSIA


06.02.2004

THE AMERICAN OFFENSIVE

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30.01.2004

COUNTER-ATTACK FROM THE RIGHT

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23.01.2004

TALKING SERIOUSLY ABOUT DOUBLING GDP

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26.12.2003

HAS PUTIN CHOSEN HIS ROUTE? 
Thoughts re the president's TV show


19.12.2003

AFTER THE ELECTIONS. Where is Putin heading now


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05.12.2003

LESSONS OF GEORGIA 
Lookin
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28.11.2003

SLIDING TOWARDS AUTOCRACY - The US Interest

 


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21.11.2003

BUSINESS AND POWER. 
The tale of state-oligarchic capitalism

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01.11.2003

WHAT WILL NOW HAPPEN TO YUKOS?
After Mikhail Khodorkovsky's arrest

 

24.10.2003

OIL NEEDLE BECOMES FOREIGN
Behind the duel of Kremlin with YUKOS

 

10.10.2003

INEQUALITY AND DEVELOPMENT
US-Russian economists meet in Moscow

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26.09.2003

ANATOMY OF US BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE. Experts report says it's expensive, not too effective, but a threat to Russia

 

19.09.2003

STRAIGHTJACKET OF OLIGARCHIC ECONOMY
Noday oil is not locomotive of growth


12.09.2003

STRAIGHTJACKET OF OLIGARCHIC
ECONOMY: Taxes on rent wll not endanger investment


05.09.2003

STRAIGHTJACKET OF OLIGARCHIC ECONOMY: How to tax mineral rent


29.08.2003

STRAIGHTJACKET OF OLIGARCHIC ECONOMY: How to get free


22.08.2003

STRAIGHTJACKET OF OLIGARCHIC ECONOMY
Consequences for Russia

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08.08.2003

 DECLARATION OF WAR OR CAPITULATION?
Letter from far away and the Communist Party's July Theses


25.07.2003

WHO GAINS AND WHO LOSES. 
Economic balance of game with oligarchs


18.07.2003

GAME CONTINUES. 
Oligarch pressure on Putin unprecedented


11.07.2003

KREMLIN PLAYS WITH OLIGARCHS. 
PR campaign around a stolen copper teapot

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04.07.2003

WHAT YEAR IS IT NOW?

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27.06.2003

DOLLAR, EURO AND RUSSIA: WHEN IS EQUILIBRIUM COMING?

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20.06.2003

OLIGARCHIC COUP - FANTASY OR REALITY?

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16.05.2003

WAR ON TERRORISM OR CRUSADE? 
Towards the Saint Petersburg summit

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25.04.2003

WHO IS NEXT FOR A REGIME CHANGE? 
Gunter Grass on moral degradation of a superpower


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18.04.2003

CAPITULATION IN PETERSBURG
Russia agrees to everything?


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11.04.2003

PARTNERSHIP BALANCE-SHEET
Why fool ourselves?


04.04.2003

BEWARE OF DANGEROUS PARTNERS
Pragmatism short-sighted and far-sighted


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28.03.2003

ILLEGITIMATE AND DANGEROUS WAR
What should Russia do now?


21.03.2003

WAR AND THE ECONOMY
Effect on the world and Russia


14.03.2003

THE SOVIET SANDWICH CONCEPT
Bringing life or killing manufacturing core

 

02.03.2003

BUSH BUILDS EMPIRE BUT UNDERMINES DEMOCRACY
Preparing for war as seen by US authors

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23.02.2003

PENSIONS, ELECTRICITY, ELECTIONS
Putin between the hammer and the hard place


21.02.2003

TNK SOLD TO BP
Russia's oil dependence rises even more


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22.11.2002

WILL THERE BE A WAR IN IRAQ? If yes, when?


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25.10.2002

CLOUDS OVER THE ECONOMY. 
Will the war in Iraq lead to a new crisis?


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18.10.2002

US PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE DOCTRINE:   
Whom is it aimed at?


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27.09.2002

US LOOSES OPENING. 
But it hopes to win the Iraq - Georgia match


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20.09.2002

THE PUTIN GAMBIT. "Sacrificing Iraq but loosing Georgia?

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06.09.2002

RUSSIA AND US: 
A cold summer. Moscow flirts with the evil axis


30.08.2002

STRANGE LOGIC OF THE TWO PRESIDENTS: 
Belarus and Iraq


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26.07.2002

BLACK MONDAY. Future of US economy 


19.07.2002

GLOBALISATION INCREASES INEQUALITY. 
From a World Bank seminar


12.07.2002

RUSSIAN PEOPLE PAY THE PRICE OF GLOBALIZATION. Chapter from book by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz

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30.06.2002

HOW MOSCOW YIELDED TO WASHINGTON. 
Memoirs of US diplomat


14.06.2002

ACCELERATION IS DISCARDED. 
Thus says the Kremlin budget

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07.06.2002

SUMMITS ABOUND. But leave more questions than answers

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31.05.2002

WILL RUSSIA BE ANCHORED BY THE WEST? 
Net result of meeting with Bush.

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24.05.2002

KASYANOV CLASHES WITH PUTIN. Circus or serious?

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17.05.2002

SUMMIT NEXT WEEK. Is it a cause for concern or joy?

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26.04.2002

WHAT TO ERXPECT FROM PUTIN. 
West is satisfied, Russia lost in guesses.

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19.04.2002

ACCELERATION OR STAGNATION?
Putin's ambitions and neoliberal reality


07.04.2002

PUTIN INTENSIFIES PERSONAL POWER. By western standards ousting communists does not harm democracy


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31.03.2002

TIME TO ADOPT INDUSTRIAL POLICY.
But the president wants slogans, not action


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29.03.2002

GETTING RID OF GERASCHENKO
But nothing gained.

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22.03.2002

CAPITULATION OR STEP TOWARDS COMPROMISE? What does Sergei Ivanov bring back from Washington

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07.03.2002

APPROACHING THE BUSH - PUTIN MAY SUMMIT. What new surprises has Washington in stock?

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01.03.2002

COUNTER-DAVOS IN BRAZIL.
World Social Forum against the leaden age of globalisation


22.2.2002

THE MILOSHEVIC TRIUMPH. 
Leiptsig trial in the Hague

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15.02.2002

MISSILES AND OIL TRADED FOR IRAQ. 
Beware the Danaans and their gifts.


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08.02.2002

CHUBAIS ATTACKS THE ARMY. 
Motives explained in plain language


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01.02.2002

MINISTERS IGNORE PRESIDENT.
Time to discipline the bureaucracy


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20.01.2002

UNILATERAL STRATEGIC DISARMAMENT? 
Repeating Gorbachev Line.

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28.12.2001

RUSSIA'S ECONOMY: LOOKS OK BUT COULD BE ANOTHER ARGENTINE


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21.12.2001

WHY IS BUSH IN A HURRY TO SCRAP ABM TREATY. The World has Changed, but America Remains the Same



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14.12.2001

WEST DISPLEASED WITH RUSSIA. 
As Russian Monopolies With Western Support Are Undermining Growth.


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07.12.2001

US RECESSION AND RUSSIAN GROWTH. 
It Grows But in a Peculiar Way.


30.11.2001

WANDERING IN THE FOG. 
Russia Should Play an Active Role

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16.11.2001

ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS SIDEWAYS: 
Russia and US after Washington and Texas


02.11.2001

THE ASYLUM OF US FOREIGN POLICY. 
US In a Paroxysm of Self Flagellation


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26.10.2001

AFTER SHANGHAI. 
Did Putin And Bush Understand Each Other


19.10.2001

THIS IS OUR WAR ALSO. 
But Let Us Consider Consequences

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12.10.2001

WILL RUSSIA BECOME PART OF NATO?
Alliance with America is More Than Words, 
But Also Co-ordinated Action

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05.10.2001

GEOPOLITICAL SHIFT OR TACTICAL MANEOUVRES?
What Will Afghanistan be after the US Strike


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28.09.2001

CRUISE MISSILES NO GOOD FOR AZEF. 
Has US Geopolotical Thinking Changed?


17.08.2001

DO NOT THE GAIDAR PATH
The Light of Growth and the Shadows of Putin's Reforms

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10.08.2001

ARE INTERNATIONAL TREATIES NEEDED?
Bush People Think They Are Replica of the Age of Steam Engines

BTO ?

03.08.2001

 EXCHANGING WTO FOR NMD?
Looks Like Trading National Interests

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27.07.2001

 "MARKET BOLSHEVISM" - THREAT TO DEMOCRACY
That Is How American Authors See It

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20.07.2001

 IS A GLOBAL CRASH COMING?
And Is Russia Immune?


13.07.2001

LEON CHERNOI AGAINST LIBERAL DOGMA. Retired Tycoon Criticises "Headless Reforms"


06.07.2001

An Economy Without A Steering Wheel. Sailing at the Mercy of Waves Will Not End Well.


24.06.2001

WHEN GUNS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH BUTTER. 
Let's Avoid the Yugoslav Trap.


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22.06.2001

ELEMENTARY ORDER MORE IMPORTANT THAN REFORMS. Electricity Market is not a Potato Market


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15.06.2001

ECONOMISTS SUGGEST ALTERNATIVE TO LIBERALISM: No Bells, No Chimes

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08.06.2001

LIBERAL IDEILOGY IN PRACTICE:
Kremlin, Government, Oligarchs

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01.06.2001

BUDGET BATTLES STARTING.
Oil and Gas Opposed

ECONOMIC WARFARE BETWEEN THE KREMLIN AND THE MOSCOW WHITE HOUSE.
The Presidenty Enjoys Clashes Between Aids

18.05.2001


IF THE WORLD CRISIS COMES.
Russia will survive given the right policies

11.05.2001


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27.04.2001

HOW LIBERAL BUREAUCRATS DESTROY NEEDED POLICIES. The President's Idea is Changed Beyond Recognition


20.04.2001

EUROPE CHANGES ITS VIEW OF RUSSIA.
Defying Bush's America

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14.04.2001

DIAGNOSIS LOOKS OK, BUT PRESCRIPTION IS WRONG. Afterword to the President's Message to Parliament

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06.04.2001

TEXAS REMAINS TEXAS AND MOSCOW REMAINS
MOSCOW.
Re Sergeyev's Resignation and the Moribound Economy


30.03.2001

RUSSIA NEEDS POLICY WITHOUT IDEOLOGY.
Time to End Ideological Overeating


23.03.2001

AVOIDING DEBATE COST MANY BILLIONS:
Another Postscriptum to the No Confidence Vote


17.03.2001

State Council Against Liberalisation:
Meaninbg of Battles Around No Confidence

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10.03.2001

REFORM FEVER IN THE GOVERNMENT:
Will the Shick Plague

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02.03.2001

Budget Wizardry: A Silent Sequester in the Works

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23.02.2001

Tolerate Ivanovs, But Rely on Gaidars:
Global Schysophrenics With a Pragamatic Context

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16.02.2001

Time to Temper Economic Liberalism


09.02.2001

Biron in Charge of Electricity:
With Such Friends You Don't Need Enemies


02.02.2001

Oligarchs in Davois and Kremlin:
Government and Business Mend Relations


26.01.2001

Make Profits Work for Investment and Paying Debts

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19.1.2001

Who Spreads Panic Around Debts:
Traces Lead to IMF


12.01.2001

No Danger of New Crisis: Rumours of Disintegration
and New Default are Overblown

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29.12.2000

Economic Outlook: Cautious Optimism


22.12.2000

Chubais's Babushka Has No Doubts. Prospects For Electric Power Industry in  Light of Reform


10.12.2000

YOUR PURSE OR...
New Psychological Attack on Russia

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01.12.2000

Russia Should Get Rid of Petrodollar Fever. But the IMF Is Of No Help in This Matter

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28.11.2000

Bad Ideology or Lack of Competence?
The EBRD Transition Report

The $70 Billion Myth: The Fund and US Elections

21.11.2000


Energy Strategy Needs Improvement

14.11.2000

BLACK HOLE FROM CAPITAL FLIGHT WIDENS BUT SOME CONSIDER IT NORMAL

04.11.2000

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BORIS ABRAMOVICH AS  "OUR S.O.B."

27.10.2000


20.01.2000

The Vicious Circle of Corruption

13.10.2000

The Economy Doesn't Need Utopias


01.10.2000

American Corruption in Russia
Harvard in the Dock

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22.09.2000

Should We Rejoice About High Oil Prices?
We Do Not Need an Economic Kursk

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15.09.2000

The West and Putin: A Love and Hate Complex

14.07.2000

The West Draws a Red Line for Putin

07.07.2000

The Scramble for Goverment Property - Hunting Oligarchs?


28.06.2000

Wandering in the Fog: Gref's Program Could Cause Economic Indigestion

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21.06.2000

Oligarchs!!! Handle With Care

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19.06.2000

THE BIG BUDGET BLUFF

07.06.2000

Balance Sheet From the Moscow Summit

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02.06.2000

Has Putin Got a Policy?
He Could Move Any Way


24.05.2000

Cheka + Liberalism = Pinochet.
West Doesn't Object But is Not Sure How It Works Out


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12.05.2000

The Return of a Tsar: Will He Serve the West or Russian Oligarchs?


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05.05.2000

Cuckoos from Economics.
While Yeltsin's Rifle is Still on the Wall,
It Might Always Shoot

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25.04.2000

Clinton Prepares for Summit with Anti-Yeltsin


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18.04.2000

Can Putin Change the International Environment for Russia?

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12.04.2000

The West Wants a Weak Putin

05.04.2000

Putin's Economic Locomotives: Will He Be Able to Restrain His Liberal Pinotchetists?


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28.03.2000

Putin --
Tsar-Modernizer or Iron Felix?

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22.03.2000

"Will the Oligarchs Survive Beyond This Weekend?"

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15.03.2000

Mr. Putin's Bluff

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07.03.2000

Morgan against Soros. The US Bank is Full of Optimism

20.02.2000

Beware of Washington's Compliments for Putin

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18.02.2000

Speculation Around the Mixed Bag.
Putin's New Deal in Foreign Policy

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02.02.2000

Albright as Ambassador from a Lame Duck

26.01.2000

"The Putin Doctrine"

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19.01.2000

Russian Boomlet Noticed in the West

12.01.2000

Christmas Carols Around Putin

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30.12.1999

"Who Are You, Ms. Putin?"

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22.12.1999

Ah, What an Awful Russia!

15.121999

America Has Nobody To Bet On

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25.11.1999

Draw in Istambul

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18.11.1999

Squeezing Russia out of the Caucasus:
Western General Plan

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11.11.1999

Dancing to the American Saxophone?

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20.10.1999

Plato Among Elephants in a Chinaware Store

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06.10.1999

The Economy Is Improving. Will it Recover?

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30.09.1999

Who After All Robbed Russia?

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23.09.1999

Is There a Conspiracy?

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05.09.1999

Dancing With the Wolves

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