INSOR Russia: Institute of Contemporary Development
Updated April 18, 2019

March 15, 2012

Россия в иностранной прессе

Press Review: IMPOSING LUXURY TAX A GOOD IDEA

The Voice of Russia

Chairman of the board of the presidential Institute of Modern Development Igor Yurgens has praised the initiative and pointed out that such method is already successfully used in the United States. Desperate times call for desperate measures — the expert pointed out that in Russia corruption has become so commonplace that initiatives like the one proposed by Medvedev are required to have a chance of curbing it.

ELECTION FRAUD PROTESTS IN RUSSIA

The Human Rights Brief

Yevgeny S. Gontmakher, an economic advisor to the Russian government, commented on the remarkability of the protestors’ demands for political rights rather than economic relief, stating this fact “is a sign that Russia is becoming a Western country, in its own way.”