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DAVOS, January 24 (RIA Novosti) - Foreign investors, who met with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Davos on Wednesday, expressed their concern about worsening ties between Russia and the EU, Russian deputy premier Arkady Dvorkovich said.
“The investors said they were worried by the fact that ties between Russia and the European Union show little improvement or even get worse. This is not the best environment to work in. Everyone expects constructive relations and hopes that the situation will get better,” Dvorkovich told journalists on Wednesday evening.
He said that despite the issues, the opinion of foreign investors about Russia improves.
“In 2007 only 7-8 percent of companies [working in Russia] said Russia’s investment climate was good, but now the figure stands at 35-37 percent,” the deputy premier said.
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- bielecSure they do...11:09, 24/01/2013And what they mean by this is increased opening and exploitation of Russia's resources and markets. Their only concern is THEIR profit and THEIR future control over Russia.
Russia should be wise and should not slide into a colonial economy model. Most countries that deregulate their foreign investment policies quickly end up being de-industrialized, poor, and politically dependent. This, of course, is part of the game and I am sure that Russian authorities are well aware of it.
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The current contract portfolio of Russian arms exporters is worth about $46 billion. Annual exports total $15 billion, and this will ensure uninterrupted deliveries for the next three years, even in the worst-case scenario. The list of the main buyers of Russian weapons is unlikely to change drastically.