Cover Osteuropa 10-12/2018

In Osteuropa 10-12/2018

The battle for property
State and business in Russia

Fabian Burkhardt, Janis Kluge

Deutsche Fassung


Ownership rights in Russia have not been secured since the authoritarian regime in the country brought the judicial system under its control. Entrepreneurs have developed various strategies in order to avoid losing their property. During the 1990s, they voiced their interests through business associations, whereas during the 2000s, they sought protection through international commercial and arbitration courts. In recent years, the growing self-isolation of the country – exacerbated by Western sanctions – has made it increasingly difficult to pursue this avenue. Manifestations of loyalty and gestures of submission are now almost the only option left available.

(Osteuropa 10-12/2018, pp. 175–187)