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Russian vice prime minister hopes sanctions end soon

Russian vice prime minister hopes sanctions end soon

Russian Vice Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich expressed hope that sanctions would soon end and relations with partners would be restored. He noted that Russia was focused on strategic ties with BRICS members, developing dialogue with other partners, RIA Novosti reports.

Dr. Jack Rasmus: “There will be a settlement in the Ukraine crisis before winter”

Dr. Jack Rasmus: “There will be a settlement in the Ukraine crisis before winter”

By Vestnik KavkazaThe President of the U.S. and the Chancellor of Germany believe that the U.S. and the EU should consider the possibility of launching additional sanctions against Russia due to the situation in Ukraine, according to the press service of the White House. Dr. Jack Rasmus, Professor of Political Economy at St. Marys College, Moraga, CA, told Vestnik Kavkaza how the Western sanctions affect Russia and Russian counter-sanctions affect the West.  

BRICS can pull dollar down

BRICS can pull dollar down

Tatyana Shaumyan, the head of the Center for Indian Studies of the RAS Oriental Studies Institute, thinks that the BRICS countries could become a serious counterbalance to the European-Atlantic alliance. According to the scientist, the role of the international organization will grow. 

The Great Game continues: the battle for India

The Great Game continues: the battle for India

 Narendra Modi "Vestnik Kavkaza" Over the past three years the United States has supplied $5.4 billion worth of arms to India, becoming the largest supplier of arms to the country, ahead of Russia. India spent $4.2 billion on …

Alexei Maslov: “BRICS is a counterbalance to NATO”

Alexei Maslov: “BRICS is a counterbalance to NATO”

The head of the Oriental Studies Department of the Higher School of Economics, Alexey Maslov, thinks that someday the BRICS could become a serious counterbalance to NATO. According to him, disputes within the BRICS on influence inside the system could occur. 

Valery Garbuzov: “The contemporary world order should be changed”

Valery Garbuzov: “The contemporary world order should be changed”

Deputy Director of the Institute of USA and Canada Studies Valery Garbuzov says that the contemporary world order should be corrected, as it requires a weak Russia. According to the expert, cooperation between Russia and the BRICS countries will help our country to avoid isolation which could be a result of sanctions.

Georgy Toloraya on BRICS economic development

Georgy Toloraya on BRICS economic development

Georgy Toloraya, the head of the National Committee for BRICS Research, speaks about the agenda of BRICS and potential opportunities for economic development of the organization. On July 15th Vladimir Putin will take part in the BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil. The summit is being held in the context of tense relations between Russia and its Western partners because of the crisis in Ukraine and constant attempts by the USA to put pressure on the EU to launch new economic sanctions against Russia.

Vladimir Davydov on priorities of BRICS summit

Vladimir Davydov on priorities of BRICS summit

Professor Vladimir Davydov, the director of the Latin America Institute of the RAS, speaks about the upcoming summit of BRICS, the current relations between Russia and key Latin American countries, new opportunities, and the role of BRICS in establishing a new world order. 

Doesn’t the CIS need dollars?

Doesn’t the CIS need dollars?

"The volume of the US economy has decreased; the role of China and BRICS countries has grown; and it is a big mistake not to reflect this in monetary and financial settlements,” Andrei Kostin, the chairman of the Board and a member of the Supervisory Council of VTB Bank, stated at a round-table discussion “The CIS – modern reality and challenges to stable development”, held within the framework of the International Economic Forum 2014.

Expert comments on new stage of Russian-US policy over Crimea

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry have recently discussed the situation over Crimea at a meeting in Paris. US President Barack Obama has expressed an interest in a strong Russia and spoke out against a new Cold War, according to White House spokesman Jay Carney. He added that no new sanctions will be imposed on Russia for annexation of Crimea.