RUSSIALINK: “How Big Is Russia’s Shadow Economy and Why Does It Matter? The informal labor market is a window into the country’s wider economy.” – Moscow Times

Hands Opening Envelope Containing Cash

(Moscow Times – – Jake Cordell – October 29, 2019) Jake covers business & economics for The Moscow Times. The black labor market in Russia is shrinking as fewer people try to keep their work off the books and their wages away from the taxman. So said a recent survey by the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and […]

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RUSSIALINK: “42 Percent of Russians Say No Existing Political Party Represents Their Interests – Poll” – Moscow Times

File Photo of Dmitry Medvedev with United Russia Logos Behind Him

(Moscow Times – – October 26, 2018) Forty-two percent of Russians say they don’t see a political party that adequately represents their interests, according to a new study published by a Russian university. The ratings of the ruling United Russia party have fallen to 10-year lows as public anger simmers over an unpopular pension reform signed into law earlier […]

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