Political uncertainty in Russia as high as in the mid-1990ies
Political uncertainty in Russia is on the rise. The Political Uncertainty Index shows levels last seen in the mid-1990s when Russia had to deal with redefining its political role, internally and externally.
Today, Russia certainly has reinvigorated its role as an internationally active power. Nevertheless, the regime faces a number of geopolitical and domestic challenges. Syria, Ukraine, its relation to the EU and the USA, the sluggish economic development, and finally the question of Putin’s power transfer in the not-too-distant future are adding-up. Local firms and MNEs need to operate in an opaque political context.