Will Russia Move Its Capital to Siberia?

In the forty-fourth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, and Sovietskaya Rossiya. He discusses how much the new U.S. sanctions will diminish the Russian gross domestic product and how Russia could repair the damage. Professor Kovacevic also talks about the sudden spread of the Coxsackievirus in Turkey and its repercussions for the thousands of Russian tourists. In addition, he discusses the proposals for the relocation of the Russian capital city to Siberia and the consequences of the failed putsch against the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in August 1991, exactly 26 years ago.

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Show Notes

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – August 21, 2017

Izvestia – August 18, 2017

Rossiyskaya Gazeta – August 21, 2017

Sovietskaya Rossiya – August 19, 2017

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  1. Max Havelaar says:

    USSR nostalgia by the youthfull Russians and many others. Key for all Russians is ofcourse future, real income growth(gross income – minus inflation) and peace. Like all other sensible peoples.

    Key for any Nation is to maximize peoples health and education, and put them into usefull production, to create goods&services for others to pay.
    Central planning needs a future vision: a new Russian Space program with the Chinese to explore Martian resources? Colonies on the moon?

    How does Russia’s central bank operate? Why is the interest so sky high?

    In my opinion Russia needs competitive markets consisting of small companies (no huged state companies) with maybe the OIL-Gas sector exempted, because of its superhigh investment needs upfront. This will make the best use of its people and rewards them also.

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