All posts by Jon Hellevig

Jon Hellevig


Share of oil and gas in Russia’s tax revenue dropped to 21%, but the threatened devastation failed to materialize

27.03.2016 1 Comment

We were being hammered with the message that Russia is nothing more “than a gas station masquerading as a country”. Russia’s economy was supposed to…

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The Hidden Story of Crimea’s Economic Success

23.03.2016 4 Comments

Recently Crimea celebrated the 2nd anniversary of its reunification with Russia, marked on the day of the referendum that ended the Ukrainian occupation. Much has…

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Russian Economy – The disease is not Dutch but Liberal

02.03.2016 Russian economy 0 Comments

There has lately again been a slew of articles in the Western business press denigrating Russia’s efforts to develop its industry condemning the drive for…

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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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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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