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The Economic Intelligence Unit ranked Russia near the bottom of its list of globalized countries, giving it a ranking of 55th among the 60 countries surveyed (St. Petersburg Times, 2010). hen the Soviet Union collapsed, there was tremendous hope that the burgeoning trend of globalization would spark a bright future for the Russia. Those hopes quickly faded. Despite its considerable resources wealth, including the world's largest natural gas reserves and 8th largest proven oil reserves (CIA orld Factbook, 2011), the country quickly descended into hyperinflation and human misery (Saunders, 2001).
The Putin era has seen Russia only take tentative steps towards globalization, the country remaining mistrustful of the neoliberal ideology that drives the globalization process. Russian nationalism rose as a response to the "alien culture" of capitalism, and has guided Russian policy ever sense (Ponarin, 2004). hen the opening of markets increased the level of human misery, Ponarin argues, the….
CIA World Factbook. (2011). Russia. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved November 27, 2011 from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/rs.html
Gilman, M. (2010). Russia faces the contagions of globalization. The Moscow Times. Retrieved November 27, 2011 from http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/russia-faces-the-contagions-of-globalization/399359.html
Kochtcheeva, L. (2010). Russia's response to globalization: Europeanization, Americanization and self-determination. New Global Studies. Retrieved November 27, 2011 from http://www.bepress.com/ngs/vol4/iss2/art2/
Maudlin, W. (2011). Russia to join WTO. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November
Not surprisingly, permanent membership on the UN Security Council is a coveted international plum, and those countries that enjoy membership are empowered to virtually veto any substantive action on the part of the Security Council single-handedly (Carlson 9). In the alternative, if the Russian foreign policymakers accepted Germany's bid for membership, it might swing the balance of power from the existing China-Russia (and sometimes France) cabal that exists today and would, from Russia's perspective, seriously undermine their international standing. Russia could recommend that Germany assume a more prominent role in the UN as a more active member of an existing peacekeeping function or increase its commitment to the NATO alliance; this approach, though, might well play into hands of German foreign policymakers in the future as discussed further below.
Germany. Today, German foreign policymakers are assumed to have embraced the three fundamental attributes associated with civilian power over military rule:….
IFOR." (2006). Wikipedia. Retrieved September 16, 2006 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IFOR .
Carlson, Allen. (2004). "Helping to Keep the Peace (Albeit Reluctantly): China's Recent Stance on Sovereignty and Multilateral Intervention." Pacific Affairs 77(1):9.
Cortright, David, Linda Gerber and George a. Lopez. Sanctions and the Search for Security: Challenges to UN Action. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2002.
Germany." (2006). U.S. Government: CIA World Factbook. Retrieved September 16, 2006 https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/gm.html.
" (McAdams, 2006) the problem seems top be that healthcare concerns are not very high on the list of priorities of the government of Russia. However, there are reports that doctors in the country are simply not well prepared to perform their function.
III. World's Most Polluted Places
The article entitled "World's Most Polluted Places - Rudnaya Prinstan/Dalnegorsk, Russia" published by the lacksmith Institute states that: "Dalnegorsk and Rudnaya Pristan are two towns in the Russian Far East whose residents suffer from serious lead poisoning from an old smelter and the unsafe transport of lead concentrate from the local lead mining site. According to the most recent study, lead concentrations in residential gardens (476-4310 mg/kg, Gmean=1626 mg/kg) and in roadside soils (2020-22900 mg/kg, Gmean=4420 mg/kg) exceed USEPA guidance for remediation by orders of magnitude. These data suggest that drinking water, interior dust, and garden crops also likely contain dangerous levels of lead.….
U.S. Embassy in Russia (2006) Online available at http://vladivostok.usconsulate.gov/wwwhacsmedemerg.html
World's Worst Polluted Places - Rudnaya Pristan/Delnegorsk, Russia (2005) Blacksmith Institute Annual Report. Online available at http://www.blacksmithinstitute.org/site10j.php
McAdams, Lisa (2006) Russian Readies Radical Health Care Reform - News VOA Online available at http://www.voanews.com/english/archive/2006-05/2006-05-01-voa31.cfm
Russian Demographics (2005) Online available at http://www.friends-partners.org/oldfriends/facts/russia.html .
Using information from throughout the course, how would you assess Russia as a part of Europe? Culturally, politically, economically?
Russia's geographic proximity to both Asia and Europe has resulted in a distinctive coloration and mixed identities. There is an apparent tendency on the part of many Russians to align themselves with Europe. Reviewing Chepurina's (2011) assertion, this identification appears to be influenced by a preferred association -- much like a person might elevate their status by claiming to live near a more well to do neighborhood. A high flyover review of the articles and readings provides a unique perspective that deeper analysis seems to cloud -- Russia is pegged to Europe as the yuan is pegged to the dollar. As one moves, so moves the other. This is a culturally based analogy, however, not necessarily a political or economic comparison.
The European Union (EU), with its goal of creating "Europe whole and….
Charlemagne. "The Eurasian tug-of-war." The Economist. 6 January 2013. 11 April 2014.
Chepurina M "Is Russian Identity European Identity?" Side Menu Society. 21 April 2011.
Shestakov Y "Russia no longer sees itself as part of Europe." Telegraph. 04 January 2012.
Simha RK "Unlocking Russian Identity: European or Asian?" 02 September 2011.
From this point-of-view, terrorism offers the occasion to undermine the state authority and ruin its influence in particular regions.
Olga Oliker points out that the ussians had been engaged into massive urban combat during the 1994-2000 conflicts. Indeed, the Chechens had the necessary means, as stated above, to undergo physically exhausting warfare. At the same time, though, the Oliker points out that the ussian troops also made serious mistakes by firstly underestimating their opponent and secondly by lack of preparedness. More precisely, Oliker points out some mistakes made during the confrontations as "the ussians believed the city was not well defended. They grossly underestimated their enemy and overestimated their own capabilities" (Oliker, 2001). Furthermore, there were clear cut problems of force coordination, among others. In the second intervention, the ussians managed to be more prepared and to have learned from previous mistakes. However, the attitude of the Chechen fighters proved….
Dunlop, John. Russia confronts Chechnya: roots of a separatist conflict. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Oliker, Olga. "Russia's Chechen Wars: 1994-2000. Lessons from Urban combat." Rand Corporation. 2001.
Zurcher, Christoph. The post soviet wars: rebellion, ethnic conflict, and nationhood in the Caucasus. New York: New York University Press, 2007.
Sikorsky (1189 to 1972)
Igor I. Sikorsky was the designer of the first 'four engine fixed wing aircraft' and he also designed the first successful functioning helicopter. This helicopter was of the type that is generally used in the present era. In the year 1923, he emigrated to the United States of America and there he founded the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. This corporation is one of the biggest helicopter producing and designing firms. (Sras.org, 2013)
Sergei Korolov was a rocket designer and the supervisor of the Soviet Space program. And it was under his supervision that the first unmanned satellite, 'Sputnik' was launched in the space and the first man went in the orbit. (Sras.org, 2013)
Vladimir Petrovich Demikhov (1916 to 1998)
He was the founder of the field of organ transplants in animals. In the year 1937, he developed the first artificial heart. He performed first 'heart and lung transplant' in….
Potocnik, J. (2009) Women in Science. [e-book] Brussels: European Commision. p.86-89. http://ec.europa.eu/research/audio/women-in-science/pdf/wis_en.pdf [Accessed: 26 May 2013].
Lugsdin, E. (2013) Space Exploration -- the Contributions of Major Scientists. [e-book] Slovenia: j o z e f stefan institute. p.1-3. http://www-f1.ijs.si/~ramsak/ciolkowski.pdf [Accessed: 26 May 2013].
Russian Embassy in London (2013) Russian Science and Technology. [online] Available at: http://www.rusemblon.org/russianscience / [Accessed: 26 May 2013].
Sras.org (2013) Science in Russia and the Soviet Union. [online] Available at: http://www.sras.org/science_in_russia_and_the_soviet_union [Accessed: 26 May 2013].
Lissovilik and Lissovilik find that Russian membership in the TO would have a major impact on the structure and possibly the level of trade may be quite significant and could be much higher than current estimates. They find that on average, Russia's exports to TO countries underperformed its exports to other countries in 1995-2002, all the more surprising given "Russia's trade reorientation toward the more advanced developed and developing countries, all of which are or have recently become TO members" (para. 3).
The value of membership is noted by Mike Moore when he writes, "Joining the TO sends a clear message to the world community about a nation's commitment to the rule of law, property rights and good governance" (Moore 30).
In 2004, it was noted that Russia still had to sign agreements with several TO countries, including Japan, South Korea, and the United States. It had already signed an agreement….
Lamy, Pascal. "Toward WTO membership: The EU wants Russia to make the grade."
International Herald Tribune (May 29, 2002). November 21, 2007. http://www.iht.com/articles/2002/05/29/edlamy_ed3_.php .
Lissovolik, Bogdan and Yaroslav Lissovolik. "Russia and the WTO: The 'Gravity' of Outsider Status." IMF Staff Papers. Volume 53, Issue 1 (2006). November 20, 2007. http://www.questia.com/read/5015104061.
Membership, alliances and bureaucracy." WTO (2007). November 20, 2007. http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/whatis_e/tif_e/org3_e.htm .
Women's equality groups and social organizations have also begun advancing the cause of women's rights in what remains a strongly traditional society.
Based on surveys by the Country Studies Series by Federal esearch Division of the Library of Congress, sexual harassment and violence against women grew increasingly in the 1990s. Over 13,000 rapes were reported in 1994, which means that several times that number of unreported crimes most likely occurred. In 1993, an approximate 14,000 women were murdered by their husbands or lovers, about twenty times the figure in the United States and several times the figure in ussia five years earlier. More than 300,000 other types of crimes, including spousal abuse, were committed against women in 1994; in 1996 the State Duma (the lower house of the Federal Assembly, ussia's parliament) drafted a law against domestic violence.
Working women still have the "double burden" of raising a family and bringing….
Country Studies. Federal Research Division Library of Congress. October 11, 2005.
13 October, 2005. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html
Eberstadt, Nichols. The Public Interest, Issue #158 (Winter 2005), National Affairs, Inc.
Human Rights Watch. "Violence against Women in Russia." Statistics cited by a representative from the Ministry of Social Welfare, meeting at the Union of Russian Jurists, the Commission on Women's Issues, March 22, 1994. 12 October, 2005. http://www.hrw.org/about/projects/womrep/General-198.htm
It is recommended for Americans doing business in ussia to learn the ussian titles for Mr. And Mrs. And to have an understanding of the fact that ussians have three names as opposed to two in America (the third being the middle patronymic) (Wilson, 1996). elations between Americans and ussians in business are new, however many ussians speak English, yet writing documents in the ussian language is necessary. Furthermore, negotiations with ussians are a much more intense affair than in America as ussians are tough and try to wear down through lengthy negotiations. "ussians view compromise as a sign of weakness," and thus stick to their beliefs and may lose their temper, make threats, or walk out of business meetings- actions which will appear unprofessional as American norms (Wilson, 1996). This is a custom in ussian business relations, but something that may be new to Americans. ussians may engage….
Background Note: Russia. (2007, February). Retrieved April 11, 2007, at http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3183.htm
Joint Statement on New Russian-American Economic Relationship. (2001, November 13). Retrieved April 11, 2007, at http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/11/20011113-10.html
Russian-American Business Cooperation. Retrieved April 11, 2007, at http://www.russianembassy.org/EMBASSY/Rus-Am-business.htm
Schultze, S. (2000). Culture and Customs of Russia. Wesport, CT: Greenwood Press.
These techniques will reduce the risk associated with any one country in the supply chain or manufacturing process. That is, even if Russia turned out to be a bad investment, the company would not be destroyed by that decision as the company would not be dependent on the Russian operation.
3. There are a few guidelines that I would offer to Adam in his negotiations with the Russian government. The first is that he needs to be certain of the protections that he has for his company's intellectual property. Adam is going to have to use local workers, and in doing so will expose his company to the risk that his IP is compromised -- he must be certain that the level of protection his company will receive in the Russian legal system is consistent with Western standards, and that his company will be treated the same as a Russian….
Indeed, the issues of territorial conquests and of wars being waged to occupy Azov for instance were significant at the practical level. However, Peter the Great managed to provide the Empire with an image of aristocracy that for instance, the Ottoman Empire did not have. This is largely due to the fact that all the initiatives to modernize ussia and transform it into the political power it became in the 18th century and beyond was somewhat influenced by the western states Peter the Great visited which included France, Great Britain, Germany. Therefore, the creation of a select aristocracy that learned to speak French or German was essential for exporting the image of a distinctive and modern ussian society. Soon, the ussian aristocracy was studying in the west and returning home with the image of modernity and further influenced their society.
Through these actions, Peter the Great created a modern ussia….
Berstein, Serge, and Milza. Pierre. Histoire de l'Europe. (Paris: Hatier, 1994)
Cracraft, James. "Revolution of Peter the Great." (Harvard University Press N.d., Available at http://site.ebrary.com/id/10318462 ?)
Hobsbawn, Eric. The age of revolution. 1789 -- 1849. (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1962)
Kissinger, Henry. Diplomacy. (London: Simon & Schuster, 1995)
ussia and Nationalism During the ussian evolution
Nationalism: "Devotion to one's nation; a policy of national independence ... A form of socialism, based on the nationalizing of all industry," according to the Oxford Universal Dictionary On Historical Principles. In AskJeeves.com "nationalism" is defined as "Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it," and " ... The conviction that the culture and interests of your nation are superior to those of any nation."
The last definition is part of the way in which nationalism has also become kind of a "catch-phrase" for extreme patriotism, such as the United States policy of "manifest destiny," that any territory America wished to conquer was okay, because it was our destiny to conquer and expand our country.
The question as to how nationalism played a role in the Bolshevik evolution leads a reader into some of the more interesting aspects of assigned books about the revolution. In….
Fitzpatrick, Sheila. (1984). The Russian Revolution: 1917-1932. Oxford [Oxfordshire]: Oxford
Hosking, Geoffrey A. (1992). The First Socialist Society: A History of the Soviet Union From
Within. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Moynahan, Brian. (1994). The Russian Century: A Photographic History of Russia's 100 Years.
Russia in World War I
Maria Botchkareva and Russia in World War I
Maria Botchkareva's memoirs are painful to read, but also very uplifting in many ways. She talks about the hopelessness of many things in the war, but also about the camaraderie and the enjoyment that can be found in helping others. This is especially true when she writes of creeping out of the trench during the night to go to those that were lying wounded from the battle and begging for help. No one else would do it, and so she did it, and on the first night that she did this, she managed to save the lives of over 50 men. She was given commendation for this, but not as much as a man would have received, because there were still very strict rules and opinions about what a woman could or could not do during the war, and….
"This reliance on commodity exports makes Russia vulnerable to boom and bust cycles that follow the highly volatile swings in global commodity prices" (Introduction: Russia, Flag section, ¶ 3). In 2007, to boost the country's technology sectors, the Russian government launched an aggressive program to lessen its dependency. Few results, albeit, evolved come from the program.
In the agricultural realm, Russia has begun to emerge as an exporter of grain, whereas in the past the country excelled as an importer of grain. Since 1998, when Russia experienced a financial crisis, it has averaged a 7% growth annually. This has doubled disposable incomes; consequently creating a middle class. "The Russian economy, however, was one of the hardest hit by the 2008-09 global economic crisis as oil prices plummeted and the foreign credits that Russian banks and firms relied on dried up" (Introduction: Russia, Flag section, ¶ 3). In late 2008, the….
Researchers who study the international correlation of output changes basically have evaluated the delivery of business cycles between industrial countries. In the book, Is Russia still driving regional economic growth?, Issues 2005-2192, Clinton Shiells, Marco Pani, and Etibar Jafarov recount that a number of previous practical studies "have investigated the determinants of economic growth within each country rather than regional growth linkages and mostly refer to the period prior to the Russian crisis" (p. 5). Havrylyshyn, Izvorski and van Rooden conducted a few studies on growth and regression in transition economies.
The studies conducted by the researchers focused on identifying an array of institutional, macroeconomics, and structural factors as grounds for economic growth in economies that are in transition. "In contrast to these previous studies, the present paper estimates the growth linkages between Russia and other CIS and Baltic countries econometrically and considers how these may have changed
By using these as a channel through which to encourage and reward ethical business behavior, it may be possible to demonstrate the economic imperatives that underscore the demand for ethical codification in Russia. The discussion below seeks to support this claim by demonstrating the role already assumed by those SRI funds in operation. Particularly, it is incumbent upon us to attempt to measure the impact of existing SRI firms, no matter their scarcity, as a way of projecting the value of a larger SRI sector. Indeed, onderlich (2010) underscores this point, indicating that "the private sector must also play a more pro-active role in driving the anti-corrution agenda. First, companies must do not harm. They must manage their own conduct to make sure that their ethics and anti-corruption compliance programs are strong and effective." (onderlich, 2)
This promotes the main hypothesis of the research which is that SRIs have a….
Evans, T. (2010). Observers: Corruption Hits Russian Security. CNN Worls.
Feifer, G. (2009). Corruption in Russia, Part 1: A Normal Part Of Everyday Life. Radio Free Europe.
Pamfiova, E. (2010). Corruption, Undemocratic Institutions Holding Russia Back. RIA Novosti.
Stott, M. (2010). Russia Corruption 'May Force Western Firms to Quit.' Reuters.
History - Asian
Russia Globalization The Economic Intelligence Unit ranked Russia near the bottom of its list of globalized countries, giving it a ranking of 55th among the 60 countries surveyed (St. Petersburg…Read Full Paper ❯
Not surprisingly, permanent membership on the UN Security Council is a coveted international plum, and those countries that enjoy membership are empowered to virtually veto any substantive action…Read Full Paper ❯
" (McAdams, 2006) the problem seems top be that healthcare concerns are not very high on the list of priorities of the government of Russia. However, there are reports…Read Full Paper ❯
History - Asian
Russia Using information from throughout the course, how would you assess Russia as a part of Europe? Culturally, politically, economically? Russia's geographic proximity to both Asia and Europe has resulted in…Read Full Paper ❯
From this point-of-view, terrorism offers the occasion to undermine the state authority and ruin its influence in particular regions. Olga Oliker points out that the ussians had been engaged…Read Full Paper ❯
Education - Mathematics
Sikorsky (1189 to 1972) Igor I. Sikorsky was the designer of the first 'four engine fixed wing aircraft' and he also designed the first successful functioning helicopter. This helicopter…Read Full Paper ❯
History - Asian
Lissovilik and Lissovilik find that Russian membership in the TO would have a major impact on the structure and possibly the level of trade may be quite significant…Read Full Paper ❯
Sports - Women
Women's equality groups and social organizations have also begun advancing the cause of women's rights in what remains a strongly traditional society. Based on surveys by the Country Studies…Read Full Paper ❯
History - Asian
It is recommended for Americans doing business in ussia to learn the ussian titles for Mr. And Mrs. And to have an understanding of the fact that ussians…Read Full Paper ❯
These techniques will reduce the risk associated with any one country in the supply chain or manufacturing process. That is, even if Russia turned out to be a…Read Full Paper ❯
Indeed, the issues of territorial conquests and of wars being waged to occupy Azov for instance were significant at the practical level. However, Peter the Great managed to…Read Full Paper ❯
ussia and Nationalism During the ussian evolution Nationalism: "Devotion to one's nation; a policy of national independence ... A form of socialism, based on the nationalizing of all industry," according…Read Full Paper ❯
Russia in World War I Maria Botchkareva and Russia in World War I Maria Botchkareva's memoirs are painful to read, but also very uplifting in many ways. She talks about the…Read Full Paper ❯
History - Asian
"This reliance on commodity exports makes Russia vulnerable to boom and bust cycles that follow the highly volatile swings in global commodity prices" (Introduction: Russia, Flag section, ¶…Read Full Paper ❯
By using these as a channel through which to encourage and reward ethical business behavior, it may be possible to demonstrate the economic imperatives that underscore the demand…Read Full Paper ❯