Russia is getting better. Slowly but surely the economy is modernizing and streamlining the way businesses are run. This year Russia was ranked 51 out of 189 countries measured. Last year, it was ranked 62. Russia has maintained “a strong reform momentum,” according to the Russia program leader for the World Bank, Sylvie Bossoutrot. Russia scored among the top 10 best performers globally in registering prope ...
Russia is getting better. Slowly but surely the economy is modernizing and streamlining the way businesses are run.
Natylie Baldwin is author of The View from Moscow: Understanding Russia and U.S.-Russia Relations available in e-book and print. She has traveled throughout western Russia since 2015 and has written several articles based on her conversations and interviews with a cross-section of Russians. She blogs at Natyliesbaldwin.com.
Natylie is also co-author of Ukraine: Zbig's Grand Chessboard & How the West Was Checkmated. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in various publications including Consortium News, Sun Monthly, Dissident Voice, Energy Bulletin, Newtopia Magazine, The Common Line, New York Journal of Books and The Lakeshore. She lives in Portland, Oregon.