Weekly News #7

This week’s news highlights (or lowlights, depending on your point of view) include Putin’s popularity falling to an all time low, lots of good news for the economy, the US and Germany both crawling with Russian spies, and a joint nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize…

Domestic

Economics/Business

Foreign Affairs

Former Soviet Union

And finally…

  • The Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce has published a book describing how to bribe Russian officials.  Sadly for Finnish businessmen – who come from the world’s least corrupt state and would never dream of actually taking bribes themselves –  the book has been withdrawn from sale.

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