Russia's Search for a Place in Global Trading System

Vlad Ivanenko
2006 Social Science Research Network  
As Russia searches for its place in the global system of trade, what options does it have? An analysis of Russia's trade composition and bilateral relationships with its partners reveals several alternatives that it can use for integrating into global world markets. RUSSIA'S NATURAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES Russia is a country richly endowed with mineral deposits (hydrocarbons, metal ores), renewable resources (forests, water) and fertile land. These natural strengths are somewhat offset by its
more » ... ewhat offset by its harsh climate, lack of transportation routes, and an underdeveloped public infrastructure, which has not been historically tailored to the needs of a trading country.
doi:10.2139/ssrn.954634 fatcat:a6xa4fgt7rgbbh23dnj67uofjm