# Doing Business in Russia. Котова К.П - 56 стр.

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does take place in Russian-Tatarstan relations). Conversely, the ethno-
demographic pressure in the Northern Caucasus does not always allow the for-
mulation of rational basis for setting conflicts.
This does not mean, of course, that such conflicts are unsolvable in prin-
ciple and that all Russia can do is observe the sluggish civil war in the Cauca-
sus. Nor does it forecast immediate disintegration, or mean that Russia should
sharply sever itself from the Caucasus in the some manner that Central Asia
was severed in 1991. But new approaches are required, ones based not only on
political and economic considerations but also on ethno-demographic reality. In
this sense, the recognition of special state status and maximum economic inde-
pendence of the North Caucasian republics is preferable to attempts to hold
them under Russias direct control. Otherwise Russia will once again get caught
up in the imperial trap in which it was already been ensnared as the Russian
empire and the USSR.
IV. Answer the following questions:
1) When did Russia acquire a threatening imperial character? 2) What led even-
tually to the disintegration of the USSR? 3) The first snare was connected with
annexation of new territories, wasnt it? 4) When did the numerical strength of
Slav people double? 5) Did the population of the Northern Caucasus, Transcau-
casia, Central Asia and Kazakhstan grow fourfold by the end of the 20
th
century?
6) Stalin needed politically devoted to him national personnel, didnt he?
7) What did colonial population compel the mother country? 8) Does the mul-
tinational Russia Federation face similar problems of Disintegration? 9) How
large is the increase of population in the Northern Caucasus? 10) Who was en-
riched by the subsidies and benefits from the Center? 11) Is the growth of popu-
lation in Tatarstan lower or higher than in Chechnya?
V. Do you think Russia learned from her last experience?
VI. Write down the key words from the text.
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does take place in Russian-Tatarstan relations). Conversely, the ethno-
demographic pressure in the Northern Caucasus does not always allow the for-
mulation of rational basis for setting conflicts.
This does not mean, of course, that such conflicts are unsolvable in prin-
ciple and that all Russia can do is observe the sluggish civil war in the Cauca-
sus. Nor does it forecast immediate disintegration, or mean that Russia should
sharply sever itself from the Caucasus in the some manner that Central Asia
was severed in 1991. But new approaches are required, ones based not only on
political and economic considerations but also on ethno-demographic reality. In
this sense, the recognition of special state status and maximum economic inde-
pendence of the North Caucasian republics is preferable to attempts to hold
them under Russia’s direct control. Otherwise Russia will once again get caught
up in the imperial trap in which it was already been ensnared as the Russian
empire and the USSR.

IV.   Answer the following questions:
1) When did Russia acquire a threatening imperial character? 2) What led even-
tually to the disintegration of the USSR? 3) The first snare was connected with
annexation of new territories, wasn’t it? 4) When did the numerical strength of
Slav people double? 5) Did the population of the Northern Caucasus, Transcau-
casia, Central Asia and Kazakhstan grow fourfold by the end of the 20th century?
6) Stalin needed politically devoted to him “national personnel”, didn’t he?
7) What did colonial population compel the “mother country”? 8) Does the mul-
tinational Russia Federation face similar problems of Disintegration? 9) How
large is the increase of population in the Northern Caucasus? 10) Who was en-
riched by the subsidies and benefits from the Center? 11) Is the growth of popu-
lation in Tatarstan lower or higher than in Chechnya?
V.    Do you think Russia learned from her last experience?
VI.   Write down the key words from the text.