Ukraine lurched nearer towards an economic precipice on Thursday after Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin threatened to cut off gas to the country for the second time this year over unpaid bills.
Martin Gilman, the Head of the SU-HSE Centre for Advanced Studies, comments Russia’s anti-crisis efforts within G20 framework
By now almost everyone on the planet has felt to one degree or another the most virulent global economic crisis since the Great Depression. Its largely unanticipated destructive force has humiliated once-mighty financial institutions and companies, humbled economists, devastated investors, scared consumers and challenged public authorities around the world.
The first seminar of the joint Russian-German sociological project in labor market studies was held last year. The project is continuing and the next seminar will be held at the HSE in April 2009.
Recently the Russian President Dmitri Medvedev dismissed four local governors. Rostislav Turovsky, professor of the HSE Department of Public Policy comments on this governors reshuffle to the Moscow News. The expert said it was a factor in the background.
On January 20, the case of the schoolboy from Alaska was studied carefully at the HSE Faculty of Law students’ case club. It seems that Frederick’s freedom of speech had been violated. Without that important social topic the case might have been treated as insignificant.