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World-Class Universities Leave Russia Behind

icartoonBy Mark Nuckols*

MOSCOW, October 17, 2013 (TMT) -- Once again, no Russian institutions figured into the top 200 universities worldwide, according to this year's annual Times Higher Education survey. The only Russian university in the top 400 was Lomonosov Moscow State University in the 226 to 250 range.

Read more... Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:58
 
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Who Wants to Be a Russian Billionaire?

DollarsBy Lukas I. Alpert

MOSCOW, October 11, 2013 (WSJ) — When it comes to household wealth, it seems Russia has come full circle. In the days of the Soviet Union, the country boasted that all its citizens shared the wealth equally, but a new report has found that a mere 20 years after the end of Communism, wealth disparity has soared with 35% of the country’s entire wealth now in the hands of just 110 people.

Read more... Friday, 11 October 2013 22:07
 
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Russian Senators Resigned Government Post

MOSCOW, September 30, 2013 (Ria Novosti) -- The spring session of Russia's upper house of parliament came to an end in mid-July, but that may not signal an end to the steady stream of wealthСохранитьy senators who have stepped down as the Kremlin put forward new restrictions on officials owning assets abroad.

Read more... Monday, 30 September 2013 22:03
 
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Russia welcomes money from Muslim investors

ikSummitBy Tatyana Lisina, Special to RBTH*

KAZAN, Tatarstan, Sept 21, 2013 (RBTH) -- Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, may become the center of attraction for investors from Islamic countries. The Tatarstan Investment Development Agency (TIDA), in conjunction with the Thomson Reuters Agency, has developed a five-year plan for the creation of a Regional Center for Islamic Finance of Russia and the CIS in Kazan.

Read more... Saturday, 21 September 2013 20:45
 
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Russian military hardware best in the world

iDefenseBy Lyuba Lulko

MOSCOW, Sept 15, 2013 (Pravda.Ru) -- The global arms market has been growing steadily during the recent years. Russian arms are in high demand on this market, and it is the weapons and equipment of Soviet development that are competitive most. Their performance is even better than that of advanced Western models for certain tasks. In 2012, the Russian Federation has topped the arms export plan.

Read more... Sunday, 15 September 2013 09:19
 
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Russian Senators Resigned Government Post

MOSCOW, July 11, 2013 (RIA Novosti) – The spring session of Russia’s upper house of parliament came to an end in mid-July, but that may not signal an end to the steady stream of wealthy senators who have stepped down as the Kremlin put forward new restrictions on officials owning assets abroad.

Read more... Thursday, 11 July 2013 15:10
 
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US Hotels Investing Heavily in Russia

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 (By Maria Young for RIA Novosti) – American travelers to Moscow, St. Petersburg and elsewhere in Russia may find themselves in familiar surroundings, thanks to a surge in US hotel chains opening across the country.

Read more... Thursday, 11 July 2013 14:31
 
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How Foreign Investors Can Fight Corruption

By Steven Eke, Rosie Hawes and Hannah Lilley

MOSCOW, June 04, 2013 – (TMT) Commenting on Russia's enormous problem of corruption several years ago, then-­President Dmitry Medvedev tried to put a positive spin on the issue, saying that all countries are corrupt and that the real problem for Russia is one of perception rather than reality.

Read more... Tuesday, 04 June 2013 20:25
 


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