Anders Aslund

3 years ago

Push for Customs Union Turns Friends to Foes

Push for Customs Union Turns Friends to Foes

3 years ago

British Prime Minister David Cameron took umbrage last week when President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov allegedly ridiculed Britain as a "small island" during the Group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg. ...

4 years ago

United Russia's Adoration of Communism

United Russia's Adoration of Communism

4 years ago

The party's head of the State Duma's Committee on Economic Policy believes that the leading role in the economy should belong to state corporations.

4 years ago

How Rosneft Is Turning Into Another Gazprom

How Rosneft Is Turning Into Another Gazprom

4 years ago

During the last half decade, the mismanagement of Gazprom has turned from comic to tragic.

Opinion 4 years ago

Russia Loses Without Guriev

Russia Loses Without Guriev

Opinion 4 years ago

Guriev's forced departure is a huge blow to civil society and freedom in Russia. The Kremlin showed its disrespect for education and research.

4 years ago

Putin's State Capitalism Means Falling Growth

Putin's State Capitalism Means Falling Growth

4 years ago

While officially condoning certain liberal economic policies, Putin has pursued the opposite course, a mixture of state and crony capitalism.

4 years ago

VTB Purchase of Tele2 Is a Classic Insider Deal

VTB Purchase of Tele2 Is a Classic Insider Deal

4 years ago

A relatively small business deal, VTB's purchase of Swedish-owned mobile phone company Tele2 tells us a lot about the state of the Russian stock market.

4 years ago

The Cyprus Crisis Is a Postmortem for Russia

The Cyprus Crisis Is a Postmortem for Russia

4 years ago

Suddenly, the Cyprus crisis blew up, but now it may have been settled. Of course, Cyprus itself loses the most out of this crisis, but Russia comes in second. Russian deposits of ...

Opinion 4 years ago

How Russia Mismanaged the Financial Crisis

How Russia Mismanaged the Financial Crisis

Opinion 4 years ago

One of the least understood aspects of Russia's economic policy is how badly the government managed the global financial crisis.

4 years ago

9 Reasons Why Stability in Russia May Be Elusive

9 Reasons Why Stability in Russia May Be Elusive

4 years ago

Last week, the annual Gaidar Forum took place at the Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow. Admirably, the academy's rector, Vladimir Mau, attracted most ministers and the cream ...

4 years ago

Rise and Fall of Russia's Economic Think Tanks

Rise and Fall of Russia's Economic Think Tanks

4 years ago

The current witch-hunt against nongovernmental organizations is not only harming freedom but also hurting Russia's intellectual life and policymaking. In the two decades since communism, Moscow's economic think tanks underwent a dramatic ...