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In it was reported by the Washington Post and The Times. In fact, in I was more focused on academic studies and worked in the Brookings Institution, a major US think-tank. The Brookings Institution gets zero funds from the government, it is financed by grants from various funds such as Carnegie and MacArthur , and donations by major natural resource companies that do it for promotional purposes. At that time issues related to oil and gas would come to the fore quite frequently. One of the major issues was a development strategy for Russia, and the importance of the oil and gas sector. Back then those issues were still debated. By now everybody has accepted the idea that if Russia does have any competitive advantage that would be related primarily to oil and gas, and that is the path the country is bound to follow over the next decades.
I mentioned it this morning. A translation of Putin's summary of his thesis is after the jump:. The article determines the significance and place of mineral and raw materials resources in the development strategy for the Russian based upon a detailed analysis of their potential.
Putin received a graduate degree in economics in official site Thousands -- if not millions -- of pages have been written about Russian President Vladimir Putin, but little has been said about the dissertation he wrote in the mid s for his candidate's degree in economics. Recently, a panel of scholars at the Washington-based Brookings Institute shined a spotlight on this little-known document. It is poorly organized. It is poorly written.