October 5th, 2011

Ivlev in Chicago Tribune: U.S. businesses should push for reform in Russia

With the annual meeting of the U.S-Russia Business Council as the backdrop, Committe for Russian Economic Freedom founder and chairman Pavel Ivlev penned an op-ed in today’s Chicago Tribune urging U.S. business to push for needed reforms in Russia — reforms that would both improve the human rights situation there and improve their bottom lines:

[…] investing in Russia requires more than just writing a check. It also requires that corporations increase their odds of financial success by pressing the current regime to impose changes that will preserve and bolster their returns […like] urging the Kremlin to end rampant bureaucratic corruption and stop the practice of using its tax authorities and prosecutors to threaten Western investors and service providers.

To read the full piece, visit http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/ct-perspec-1005-russia-20111005,0,627767.story.

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