On Saturday Russia signed a final agreement with Slovenia paving the way for the South Stream gas pipeline project. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says all European partners involved are now fully on board.
Victor Sumsky, a political analyst from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, believes that the continuous practice of protectionism may probably be a necessary measure for the crisis period.
Dmitry Medvedev has called for the lifting of trade restrictions at the APEC summit in Singapore. The Russian president also said the financial crisis has taught countries to work together against common threats.
On Thursday, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev delivered his second address to the nation’s parliament, The Federal Assembly. He touched on urgent problems society currently faces, and spoke of pragmatic solutions.