Country Forecast Russia Updater
2012 MAY 11 - (VerticalNews.com) -- Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fq9njp/country_forecast_r) has announced the addition of the "Country Forecast Russia Updater" report to their offering.
Despite his success in the recent presidential election, Vladimir Putin is no longer in the same commanding position that he was in after the presidential elections in 2000 and 2004. The aura that previously surrounded his rule is gone, and it may be only a matter of time before discontent spreads from the middle classes and Moscow to other segments of society. Some of the ingredients of growth when Mr Putin first came to power, in 2000, are now missing, and the regime would be more exposed to the consequences of a sharp economic downturn.
The US-Russian "reset" is under strain. There are ongoing tensions over US missile defence plans, as well as official comments by the US about the Russian election and subsequent protests. US Republican presidential candidates have criticised the reset policy. On balance, a Putin presidency is likely to mean that efforts to improve the investment climate and privatisation will be pursued with little vigour.
Global turmoil is having an effect on Russia and will slow GDP growth in 2012. Key Topics Covered: Russia at a glance: 2012-16
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