In the past 12 months, the Russian authorities have managed to reanimate the political system and bring the country up eight notches in the Doing Business ranking. Yet, experts have concerns that the positive trend might reverse next year. The political crisis of 2012 has remained front and center for months. However, economists have recently joined political experts in voicing their concerns about the new challenges that the Russian economy will face and ways for the country to respond to them.
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