Monday, October 3, 2016

Interfax — Russia’s Medvedev agrees with ex-minister on need for reform

Medvedev backs neoliberal former finance minister Alexei Kudrin. Kudrin is a walking disaster. See Business Insider, Putin's former finance minister says the Russian government is running out of money, by Ben Moshinsky, Dec. 8, 2015, whereas his rival Sergei Glaziev understand the fiscal space available to a sovereign currency issuer.

Kudrin also wants closer ties with the West on Western terms. Putin rebuked him saying that Russia's national sovereignty is not a bargaining chip.

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