Category: In Context

In Context: What Happens if Putin Leaves?

The constitution says that in all cases where the President is unable to carry out his duties, the Prime Minister becomes acting President, with limited powers, and an election must be held within three months. 

In Context: Russia’s 2035 Energy Roadmap – Part 3: Gas Sector

The implementation of decarbonization policy over the next 20 years may shift the focus of Russia’s geological exploration industry from the search for oil deposits to the search for gas deposits, although the Energy Strategy (ES-2035) has yet to factor in an increased role for gas.


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In Context: The Surprising Return of the Ruble

For over a year before the start of Russia’s “special operation” in Ukraine the Russian currency had been very stable trading in a RUB70-77/US$ range. It was traded under RUB70/US$ on October 26th, a day before the reports of a Russian military buildup on the Ukraine border emerged. On the eve of the start of the special operation the ruble lost ground and moved into a RUB77-83/US$ band.

Level 1 test – In context

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SPIEF in Review: Multiple Messages to Multiple Audiences

Very little actually happened at this year’s SPIEF. The key message, however, was to showcase that Russia is almost recovered from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and is getting back to business. Much was made of the fact that this was the first major economic forum in the world since early 2020.

SPIEF 2021 Briefing

Very positive message expected at SPIEF. Government officials will focus on development plans and efforts to attract more investment in support of those plans. The main message is that Russia has entered a new phase of growth.

Russia In Context: Sanctions and NS2

Sanctions and NS2: Moscow Signals It Will Not Ignore Damaging Sanctions.
It is inevitable that the US will bring new sanctions against Russia. Russian officials, investors, currency traders and all those with a Russia focus, are waiting to see what may be applied.

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