Cover Osteuropa 4/2007

In Osteuropa 4/2007

Russia’s Place in the World Market
Export Structures and Integration Options

Vlad Ivanenko

Deutsche Fassung


Russia is striving for greater integration into the world market. There are many open doors. The EU states Finland and Germany are willing to intensify economic cooperation. Russia also remains an economic centre of gravity for the successor states of the Soviet Union. Finally, the presence of Russian entrepreneurs in markets outside of Europe is growing. However, since Russian companies often have poor negotiating positions and the interests of individual sectors vary considerably, the state should become active and support them with intergovernmental agreements.

(Osteuropa 4/2007, pp. 53–64)