Discussion board

Watch this video: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28877082 (opens in new window).

  1. Since the breakup of the USSR, Russia has moved toward a more democratic system with more open markets. In your opinion, does current Russian president Vladimir Putin have a different approach in mind? Do think Russia will continue its course under Putin, or go in a different direction? What does this mean for trade and foreign investment?

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