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Russia’s Economy – December (Discussion Series @ Camden Public Library)
December 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
- Tuesday, December 2 at the Camden Public Library, 7-8:30PM
- Wednesday, December 3 at the Belfast Free Library, 6:30-8PM
- Thursday, December 4 at the Rockland Public Library, 6-7:30PM
The first three sections provide a comprehensive review of the Russian economy including a history of Russia’s transition to a mixed economic model
Russia’s Oligarchy, Alive and Well
Andrew S. Weiss, The New York Times
How and why concentrated wealth controls the Russian economy.
West Threatens Russia with More Sanctions, But Trade Relations Complex
Why the U.S. and Europe have difficulty agreeing on an approach to Russian challenges
What is the Russian Middle Class? Probably Not What you Think
Mark Adomanis, Forbes
Russia’s middle class compared to Western economies