Russia Foreign and Security Policy under Yeltsin

Russia Foreign and Security Policy under Yeltsin

In terms of foreign policy, Russia appeared with the claim of a regulatory power in the “near abroad” and also revealed great power political ambitions (based on the earlier world power role of the USSR). In December 1991, the members of the CIS gave Russia the seat of the former Soviet Union in the UN and its Security Council. Russia’s attempt to establish itself as a leader in the CIS…

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Facts of Russia

Facts of Russia

Read more about currency, transport, price levels and more in connection with your trip to Russia. Language: Russian Capital: Moscow Population: 142 million Religion: Russian Orthodox Currency: Ruble Surface: 17,075,000 km2 Worth knowing Time difference Russia is on the surface the world’s largest country and therefore there are also many time zones. In 2014, summer time was abolished and Russia is now permanently in winter time. Moscow and St. Petersburg…

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Russia Law and Education

Russia Law and Education

Law State jurisdiction is divided into constitutional, arbitrage (also known as commercial or economic jurisdiction) and ordinary jurisdiction. In recent years, private arbitration has also become more and more important (Law on Arbitration Courts of 2002). The judicial system is set out in the Constitution and the Courts Constitution Act 1996. The courts, with the exception of the constitutional courts of the federal subjects, are federal courts; even the justices…

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