Business Commentary for Rational Individuals

What Can Keep Russia from Growing?

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 future.

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 Outdated industry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 PanAsianBiz. Click here to continue reading and comment on this article.

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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 ECS. Dr. Belew teaches classes for a vocational school and online for a national university.

See Dr. Belew's blog, PanAsianBiz, for news and discussions about business and current events in Russia and Asia. See ZhongHuaRising for Dr. Belew's reports on business in China and RisingSunofNihon on business in Japan.

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