Russian Attitudes Towards Markets and Democracy

This interesting research by Maxim Boycko and nobel prize laureate Bob Shiller comes with great timing to inform the debate about supposed differences in values between East and West. Here’s the paper’s abstract with the most interesting conclusion in emphasis: Continue reading Russian Attitudes Towards Markets and Democracy

Den Pobedy

Today, in continental Europe, we remember the end of World War II. The German Bundestag commemorates the victims of the war in a quiet and devout mood. At 9 in the morning, historian Heinrich August Winkler as well as the president of the parliament, Norbert Lammert, give a speech. Besides some media coverage, there won’t be other official public events. Things will be a little different in Moscow tomorrow. Since in Russia it was already after midnight when Nazi Germany signed its capitulation in 1945, “Den Pobedy” or “Victory Day” is celebrated on May 9. Continue reading Den Pobedy