What Can Keep Russia
Dr. Bill Belew
Issue I - June 10, 2006
Introduction by Mr. Stolyarov:
Standards of living in today's Russian Federation
have been on the rise in the past several years, and one hopes that they
will continue to rise. The question is: will the forces fueling this
rise exceed the forces acting to impede it? This is Dr. Bill Belew's
interpretation of the obstacles and prospects in Russia's economic
What can keep Russia from growing?
1. Soviet-era bureaucracy
2. Outdated industry
3. Poor investment climate
4. Retailing is booming, but other businesses lag.
5. Millions of Russians are at risk of being left behind.
What will keep Russia growing?
Find out the answer on
Dr. Belew's blog—
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Dr. Bill Belew is a former Intelligence
Officer for a Destroyer Squadron. He lived 20 years in Japan, where he
started a language school for Japanese
Dr. Belew teaches classes for a vocational school and online for a
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for Dr. Belew's reports on business in China and
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