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In the last few years Russians economy was grown. The most important reason for this are the resources of natural gas and crude oil. For this increasing more and more foreign companies invested and settled down in Russia. But of course the company has to be cautious because Russia has different law and often it is different to the law of the own country.
In this report, I willwrite about the political situation and its structure. Furthermore, I will show you the economics of Russia, the trade patterns, the industrial situation and the business law and regulations. At least, I will give a short conclusion.


Russia is becoming more and more an attractive business location. Unlike the countries central and southeastern Europe they can´t follow to theeconomic traditions of the market and there is a growing number of new companies which established there. In 2007, the Russian economy continued its steady growth. GDP grew by an estimated amount of 8.1% to $ 1.344 trillion. Russia now ranks as one of the top ten economies in the world.
At the moment the population of Russia amounts to 140.7 Mio and the growth rate is -0.47 %. Russia’s area has a sizeof 17.075.400 km² and is covering almost one-seventh of the worlds land mass. It is a country that spans 11 time zones. The largest city is Moscow with 8.305.000 residents.[1]
In the following report the political situation in the Russian Federation, the economical situation with its structures and import and export regulations will be discussed.


3.1 Governmental policies

Russia is the biggest country in the world and they have a lot of problems. In the constitution, Russia is a social state and they should create conditions for a dignified life and a free development. The government should try to get a better standard of living and to improve the satisfaction of their physical and spiritual needs. This includes the work and thehealth of people, a minimum wage, the right to maternity and the payment of state pensions for handicapped and old people.[2]
One important point of this is the social system because they don´t have a good compulsory health insurance. They worked since many years on a new health insurance law but the ten participating ministries can´t agree upon to the new law. The health care system providesmedical attendance for free, but it is ineffective. Many people have to pay when they need a treatment because normally the doctors only try to help if they are bribes. Russia can change the standard of live but they need a good growing market. Unfortunately, such conditions have not been created yet.[3]

3.2 Political structure

Russians Political System was changed on 12 December 1993 followingthe Russian constitutional crisis. Since 1993 Russia is a federation and formally a semi-presidential republic with extensive authorities of the president. The Political System means that the President is the head of state and the Primary Minister is the head of government. In this part of the system the nation can elect the President for a period of 4 years and it is only possible to reelect thepresident for one time. At the moment the President of Russia is Dmitry Medvedev (who was voted with 70.28 %) and the Primary Minister is Vladimir Putin.
The bicameral legislature consists of the lower house (State Duma) and the upper house (the Federation Council). The president nominates the highest state officials, including the Prime Minister (Vladimir Putin), who must be approved by the Duma.The president can pass decrees without consent from the Duma and he is also the head of the armed forces and the Security Council.
The Russian Federation has a three branch system of government. The executive branch contains the head of government and the legislative branch consists of the State Duma and the Federal Council which is a bicameral federal assembly.
On the other hand there is the...
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