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Analysis and Commentary

Further Extending Russia's Tax Reforms

by Alvin Rabushkavia russianeconomy.org
Monday, April 1, 2002

The Russian government is in the process of further extending its tax reforms. A first step was the introduction of a 13% flat tax on personal income, which took effect in 2001. Now the Russian government is planning to simplify and reduce the tax burden on small businesses.

New Data Confirms the Basic Relationships in the Russian Economy: Ten Years of the New Economic System Revisited

by Michael S. Bernstam, Alvin Rabushka
Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Recent official Russia data indicate that in 2001 Russian gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 5 percent.

Analysis and Commentary

The Flat Tax at Work in Russia

by Alvin Rabushkavia russianeconomy.org
Thursday, February 21, 2002

Since the emergence of the Russian Federation a decade ago, taxpayer compliance has been a problem. To help resolve this problem and improve incentives, the Russian government enacted in July 2000 a 13% flat-rate tax on personal income.

America’s New Ally?

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 30, 2002

What the United States should—and should not—do to improve relations with Vladimir Putin’s Russia. By Hoover fellow Michael McFaul.

The Forgotten War

by John B. Dunlopvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 30, 2002

The world’s attention may be fixed on the conflict in Afghanistan, but there is another bloody war under way in Central Asia. Hoover fellow John B. Dunlop on the brutal confrontation in Chechnya.

Europe at War

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 30, 2002

"We’re all under attack—all the free world." Europe responds to September 11. By Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash.

The Invincible Tony Blair?

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Demonstrating steadfast support of the American war against terrorism, Britain’s Tony Blair has become one of the most popular politicians in the United States. Gerald A. Dorfman assesses Blair’s popularity back home.

Russia's Fiscal Pattern Redux: Testing an Old Hypothesis with the New Data

by Michael S. Bernstam, Alvin Rabushka
Wednesday, January 9, 2002

Several episodes at the end of fiscal year 2001 illustrate the systemic features of Russia’s post-Communist economy.

Stalin’s Loyal Executioner: People’s Commissar Nikolai Ezhov 1895–1940

Stalin’s Loyal Executioner: People’s Commissar Nikolai Ezhov 1895–1940

by Nikita Petrov, Marc Jansenvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, January 1, 2002

For the first time, still-classified Soviet archives reveal the scope of terrorism under Joseph Stalin.

Estonia and the Estonians: Updated Second Edition

by Toivo U. Raunvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, January 1, 2002

A comprehensive survey of Estonian history, placing recent events into historical perspective. The author analyzes the country's post-communist transition, its strategic geopolitical location, and the role of ethnic Estonians in shaping the history of the area.

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