Doing Business in Russia

Russia has undergone significant change since the collapse of the Soviet Union, moving from a globally-isolated, centrally-planned economy to a market-based and globally-integrated economy. Economic reforms in the 1990s privatised most industry, with notable exceptions in some energy and defence-related sectors. Russian industry is primarily split between globally-competitive commodity producers – in 2009 Russia was the world’s largest exporter of natural gas, the second largest exporter of oil, and the third largest exporter of steel and primary aluminium – and other less competitive heavy industries that remain dependent on the Russian domestic market. As at the end of 2010 Russia was estimated to host around 12% of global bituminous coal and anthracite reserves.


Articles and Reference Material


China’s Shenhua To Develop Russian Coal Mine

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Euromoney Investment Forum Presentation (English version)

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Euromoney Investment Forum Presentation (Russian version)

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Baring Vostok


Russian Direct Investment Fund


Australia Russia Dialogue


China to strengthen cooperation with Russia:Vice Premier

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Warm around a Russian gas heater

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Russia and China continue to strengthen trade relationship

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Linc Energy to evaluate coal-gas investment opportunities in Chukotka

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Far East will be released from Mineral Extraction Tax

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China Daily: Meeting of good neighbours

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China Daily: BRICS ‘set to be global force’

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China Daily: Xi’s visit more than symbolic

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China Daily: Agreements boost partnership

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China Daily: Countries’ ties get ‘even better’

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Russia – Waiting For World To Wake Up From History

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Russia Beyond the Headlines – Towards stronger trade, cultural ties

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World Bank praises ‘Doing Business’ Progress

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China Daily: China links energy and trade deals with Russia

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Russia Beyond the Headlines – A new horizon beckons to the east

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Ernst & Young’s 2012 attractiveness survey – Russia

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Russia Opens Window to the Pacific

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Stephen Henley: Russian Mineral Reporting

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Financial Post: Vladimir Putin’s second coming could be good news for foreign businesses
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Engineering and Mining Journal: Mining in Russia
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The National Interest: Putin & the Uses of History
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Transcript – Address by Tye Burt: Canada-Russia Business Relations
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Video – Interview with Tye Burt and Randall Oliphant: Doing Business in Russia
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