Absurd Central Bank policies deepen Russia’s recession

19.02.2016 4 Comments

The policy of the Russian Central Bank of maintaining the punitively high key lending rate is truly mind-boggling. First, they declared that they do it…

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Recycling Charge on Self-Propelled Vehicles and Their Trailers

19.02.2016 0 Comments

The recycling charge, previously levied only for wheeled vehicles (chassis)[1], was extended to self-propelled vehicles and their trailers at the end of December 2015 under…

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Significant Changes to Thin Capitalization Rules

19.02.2016 0 Comments

Thin capitalization rules as set forth in Article 269 of the Russian Tax Code were significantly amended on February 15, 2016. The introduced changes affect,…

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Doing Business in Russia; a Snapshot of Logistics Services

16.02.2016 0 Comments

Two recent blog posts have presented an overview of the logistics environment in Russia with more detailed information on the efficiency of transport infrastructure and…

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Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent – Or, the topics that disappeared from the anti-Russian narrative

10.02.2016 3 Comments

One of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s most famous philosophical aphorisms is “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent”. Now, this is a saying that accurately…

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